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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 46 83
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +37
Permanent jobs citing QA 218 245 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.91% 4.83% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.78% 39.71% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 146 203 164
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
665 617 582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.92% 12.17% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 420 505 500
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,950 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +7.31%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 98 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Staffordshire -6 32 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Coventry -14 25 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Warwickshire +13 22 £42,500 - 2
Solihull -4 20 £31,000 -4.61% 2
Shropshire - 5 £44,738 - 1
Bilston - 4 £57,500 -
Wolverhampton +7 3 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Halesowen - 3 £21,000 - 4
Walsall +11 2 £32,000 -20.00%
Worcestershire -8 2 £40,250 +54.80% 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 224 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (29.96%) Finance
3 128 (27.00%) Scrum
4 118 (24.89%) SQL
5 88 (18.57%) Java
6 87 (18.35%) Selenium
7 85 (17.93%) Project Management
8 84 (17.72%) JIRA
9 82 (17.30%) C#
10 81 (17.09%) Test Scripting
11 80 (16.88%) Software Testing
12 77 (16.24%) SDLC
13 76 (16.03%) .NET
14 73 (15.40%) Degree
15 66 (13.92%) Retail
16 64 (13.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 62 (13.08%) Microsoft
18 60 (12.66%) Functional Testing
19 59 (12.45%) Automated Testing
20 58 (12.24%) Test Automation
21 57 (12.03%) ISEB
22 55 (11.60%) HTML
22 55 (11.60%) E-Commerce
22 55 (11.60%) Manual Testing
23 54 (11.39%) Mobile App
24 51 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
24 51 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
25 48 (10.13%) Regression Testing
25 48 (10.13%) JavaScript
25 48 (10.13%) TDD

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.74%) CMS
1 13 (2.74%) IIS
1 13 (2.74%) WordPress
2 9 (1.90%) Documentum
3 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.48%) Apache
4 7 (1.48%) Confluence
5 6 (1.27%) Drupal
5 6 (1.27%) FileNet
6 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.84%) Moodle
7 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.42%) FormScape
8 2 (0.42%) SAS
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.80%) MS Office
3 11 (2.32%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.84%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.42%) EViews
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.48%) assyst
2 7 (1.48%) Sentinel
3 6 (1.27%) Magento
3 6 (1.27%) Shopify
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.21%) Maximo
6 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.90%) SaaS
3 7 (1.48%) IaaS
3 7 (1.48%) PaaS
4 6 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.27%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.05%) HTTP
2 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.84%) SSH
2 4 (0.84%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.63%) X.509
4 2 (0.42%) Internet
4 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.27%) MySQL
3 8 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.27%) DB2
6 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.84%) Big Data
7 4 (0.84%) DataStage
7 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.84%) MS Access
7 4 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.21%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 87 (18.35%) Selenium
2 84 (17.72%) JIRA
3 42 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (7.81%) SoapUI
5 27 (5.70%) Jenkins
6 26 (5.49%) Git (software)
7 22 (4.64%) Visual Studio
7 22 (4.64%) WebDriver
8 20 (4.22%) Cucumber
9 18 (3.80%) TestDirector
10 12 (2.53%) Subversion
11 7 (1.48%) HP UFT
11 7 (1.48%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.48%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
12 6 (1.27%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.05%) JMeter
13 5 (1.05%) JUnit
13 5 (1.05%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.05%) Robot Framework
General
1 142 (29.96%) Finance
2 66 (13.92%) Retail
3 37 (7.81%) Games
4 28 (5.91%) Back Office
5 26 (5.49%) Legal
6 19 (4.01%) Marketing
7 15 (3.16%) Banking
8 8 (1.69%) Automotive
8 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.69%) Publishing
9 7 (1.48%) Advertising
10 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 152 (32.07%) Analyst
2 88 (18.57%) Test Analyst
3 84 (17.72%) Tester
4 48 (10.13%) QA Tester
5 44 (9.28%) Automation Tester
6 43 (9.07%) Developer
7 40 (8.44%) QA Analyst
8 35 (7.38%) Project Manager
9 34 (7.17%) Software Tester
10 33 (6.96%) Software Analyst
11 31 (6.54%) Business Analyst
11 31 (6.54%) Software Test Analyst
12 28 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (5.49%) Architect
14 24 (5.06%) QA Test Analyst
15 23 (4.85%) Test Engineer
15 23 (4.85%) Test Leader
16 22 (4.64%) QA Engineer
17 21 (4.43%) Development Manager
17 21 (4.43%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.03%) .NET
2 55 (11.60%) HTML
3 47 (9.92%) XML
4 46 (9.70%) CSS
5 44 (9.28%) ASP.NET
6 36 (7.59%) Web Services
7 35 (7.38%) HTML5
8 22 (4.64%) jQuery
9 19 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (3.80%) SOAP
11 16 (3.38%) CSS3
12 12 (2.53%) AngularJS
12 12 (2.53%) Velocity
13 10 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (1.90%) Gherkin
14 9 (1.90%) J2EE
15 8 (1.69%) .NET Framework
16 7 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (1.48%) REST
17 6 (1.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.39%) Mobile App
2 51 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.54%) User Experience
4 24 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.01%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.32%) Virtual Team
8 10 (2.11%) Cryptography
8 10 (2.11%) Fintech
9 9 (1.90%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.69%) e-Learning
10 8 (1.69%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.48%) CESG
11 7 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.48%) Mobile Games
11 7 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.27%) CMDB
13 5 (1.05%) Data Integration
13 5 (1.05%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.80%) Windows
2 14 (2.95%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.11%) Linux
4 9 (1.90%) Unix
5 7 (1.48%) Android
6 5 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) MeeGo
8 2 (0.42%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (27.00%) Scrum
3 85 (17.93%) Project Management
4 81 (17.09%) Test Scripting
5 80 (16.88%) Software Testing
6 77 (16.24%) SDLC
7 64 (13.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 60 (12.66%) Functional Testing
9 59 (12.45%) Automated Testing
10 58 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 55 (11.60%) E-Commerce
11 55 (11.60%) Manual Testing
12 51 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (10.13%) Regression Testing
13 48 (10.13%) TDD
14 47 (9.92%) Mentoring
14 47 (9.92%) OO
15 44 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (8.86%) Test Planning
16 42 (8.86%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 118 (24.89%) SQL
2 88 (18.57%) Java
3 82 (17.30%) C#
4 48 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.59%) PHP
5 17 (3.59%) VB.NET
6 14 (2.95%) C
7 10 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.48%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.48%) VB
9 6 (1.27%) C++
10 5 (1.05%) Perl
10 5 (1.05%) Ruby
10 5 (1.05%) VBA
11 4 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.84%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) XPath
13 2 (0.42%) Erlang
13 2 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (15.40%) Degree
2 57 (12.03%) ISEB
3 46 (9.70%) ISTQB
4 19 (4.01%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.69%) CISA
7 8 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.69%) PMP
8 7 (1.48%) CISM
8 7 (1.48%) CISSP
8 7 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.63%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) APMP
11 1 (0.21%) CSQA
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (1.48%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.27%) SDET
3 3 (0.63%) P3O
4 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) JTAG
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.05%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.27%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.91%) Oracle
3 13 (2.74%) EMC
4 12 (2.53%) IBM
4 12 (2.53%) VMware
5 11 (2.32%) Cisco
5 11 (2.32%) HP
6 10 (2.11%) NetApp
7 8 (1.69%) Adobe
8 7 (1.48%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.48%) Juniper
8 7 (1.48%) NEC
9 6 (1.27%) BMC
9 6 (1.27%) Citrix
9 6 (1.27%) SAP
9 6 (1.27%) Serena
10 4 (0.84%) Google
10 4 (0.84%) Symantec
10 4 (0.84%) TOWER Software
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus, pension, h/care, flexi hrs
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive bonuses
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, and more!
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + incl. car + pension + holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 450k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary Based on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 57k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Send
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £41k - 62k per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits - please contact for details
Posted: 6 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Pertemps Worcester
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £31k - 46k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 days ago