The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 192 181 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.46% 3.32% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.01% 40.04% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 157 146 152
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
457 452 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.24% 8.29% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 382 379 395
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region.

QA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

QA
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 74 £42,500 -15.00% 12
Coventry +15 36 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Warwickshire +7 17 £42,500 +41.66% 6
Staffordshire -32 16 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Worcestershire +8 14 £39,000 +30.00% 5
Walsall 0 5 £41,500 +38.33%
Solihull -2 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Dudley - 5 £30,000 -
West Bromwich +4 3 £31,500 -24.09% 1
Shropshire -6 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 135 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (30.52%) SQL
3 108 (26.80%) Finance
4 83 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (17.37%) Business Analysis
6 69 (17.12%) Project Management
7 65 (16.13%) ISEB
8 62 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 59 (14.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 59 (14.64%) .NET
10 58 (14.39%) C#
11 54 (13.40%) SQL Server
11 54 (13.40%) Degree
12 53 (13.15%) Retail
13 51 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (12.41%) Scrum
15 43 (10.67%) Mentoring
16 42 (10.42%) Test Scripting
17 40 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (9.93%) Java
18 37 (9.18%) XML
18 37 (9.18%) Automated Testing
19 36 (8.93%) Microsoft
19 36 (8.93%) Oracle
19 36 (8.93%) MS Office
20 34 (8.44%) HTML
20 34 (8.44%) ISTQB
21 33 (8.19%) JavaScript
21 33 (8.19%) Banking
22 32 (7.94%) Quality Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.24%) IIS
5 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.99%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.99%) SAS
6 3 (0.74%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.50%) TPMS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (8.93%) MS Office
2 18 (4.47%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.73%) MS Project
4 8 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Servitor
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.99%) SAP HR
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.47%) GitHub
2 13 (3.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.74%) Broadband
1 3 (0.74%) SMS
1 3 (0.74%) DSL
2 1 (0.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.95%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.23%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.74%) RavenDB
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.25%) QlikView
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (5.96%) Selenium
2 13 (3.23%) JIRA
3 11 (2.73%) WebDriver
3 11 (2.73%) Cucumber
3 11 (2.73%) JUnit
3 11 (2.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.23%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.24%) MSTest
5 5 (1.24%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.99%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.74%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.50%) JMeter
8 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.50%) LoadUI
8 2 (0.50%) jMock
8 2 (0.50%) FitNesse
General
1 108 (26.80%) Finance
2 53 (13.15%) Retail
3 33 (8.19%) Banking
4 21 (5.21%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.47%) Automotive
6 17 (4.22%) Back Office
7 11 (2.73%) Games
8 10 (2.48%) Legal
9 9 (2.23%) German Language
10 7 (1.74%) Marketing
10 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.99%) Front Office
11 4 (0.99%) Billing
12 3 (0.74%) Advertising
12 3 (0.74%) Law
13 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (31.51%) Analyst
2 67 (16.63%) Business Analyst
3 59 (14.64%) Developer
4 55 (13.65%) Tester
5 37 (9.18%) Project Manager
6 29 (7.20%) QA Manager
7 25 (6.20%) Test Analyst
8 23 (5.71%) Software Tester
9 22 (5.46%) Test Manager
10 21 (5.21%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.22%) QA Analyst
12 16 (3.97%) QA Engineer
12 16 (3.97%) Quality Manager
13 15 (3.72%) Financial Services Business Analyst
13 15 (3.72%) Financial Business Analyst
14 14 (3.47%) .NET Developer
14 14 (3.47%) QA Tester
14 14 (3.47%) Senior Developer
15 13 (3.23%) Development Manager
15 13 (3.23%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.64%) .NET
2 37 (9.18%) XML
3 34 (8.44%) HTML
4 25 (6.20%) CSS
5 18 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 18 (4.47%) Web Services
6 14 (3.47%) AngularJS
7 11 (2.73%) J2EE
8 10 (2.48%) HTML5
8 10 (2.48%) CSS3
8 10 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (2.23%) WCF
10 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (1.49%) WebCenter
11 6 (1.49%) jQuery
12 5 (1.24%) XSL
13 4 (0.99%) Middleware
13 4 (0.99%) SOAP
13 4 (0.99%) JMS
13 4 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 83 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.45%) Economics
4 19 (4.71%) User Experience
5 13 (3.23%) Credit Risk
6 9 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.49%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.24%) Firmware
10 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.99%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.74%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.74%) Replication
12 2 (0.50%) Clustering
12 2 (0.50%) Open Source
12 2 (0.50%) Derivative
12 2 (0.50%) Statistics
12 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
13 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.70%) Windows
2 12 (2.98%) UNIX
3 8 (1.99%) Linux
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (17.37%) Business Analysis
3 69 (17.12%) Project Management
4 62 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 59 (14.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 51 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (12.41%) Scrum
8 43 (10.67%) Mentoring
9 42 (10.42%) Test Scripting
10 40 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (9.18%) Automated Testing
12 32 (7.94%) Quality Management
13 31 (7.69%) Coaching
14 28 (6.95%) Line Management
15 27 (6.70%) Manual Testing
16 26 (6.45%) OO
16 26 (6.45%) System Testing
17 23 (5.71%) UML
18 22 (5.46%) MVC
18 22 (5.46%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (30.52%) SQL
2 58 (14.39%) C#
3 40 (9.93%) Java
4 33 (8.19%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.71%) VB.NET
6 9 (2.23%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.24%) PHP
8 4 (0.99%) JCL
8 4 (0.99%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.99%) C++
9 3 (0.74%) C
10 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.50%) Jython
10 2 (0.50%) Delphi
10 2 (0.50%) RPG
10 2 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.25%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) ABAP
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 65 (16.13%) ISEB
2 54 (13.40%) Degree
3 34 (8.44%) ISTQB
4 21 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (3.72%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 12 (2.98%) CSQE
7 3 (0.74%) CSQA
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.50%) MCPD
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.49%) SLA
2 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.99%) OpenView
2 4 (0.99%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 36 (8.93%) Microsoft
1 36 (8.93%) Oracle
2 8 (1.99%) SAP
3 7 (1.74%) IBM
4 6 (1.49%) Hyperion
4 6 (1.49%) HP
5 4 (0.99%) VMware
5 4 (0.99%) MKS
5 4 (0.99%) Intel
5 4 (0.99%) Lotus
5 4 (0.99%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.74%) Fujitsu
6 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.74%) BT
7 2 (0.50%) EMC
7 2 (0.50%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.50%) Twitter
7 2 (0.50%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.50%) Red Gate
7 2 (0.50%) Isilon
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + +Car + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits incl
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + 20% bonus, health care, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + pension, health care
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £350000 - £480000 per annum + Bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago