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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 86 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 153 162 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.91% 3.31% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.62% 37.67% 31.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128 151 137
Average salary £35,000 £43,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £38,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.65%
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
469 430 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.92% 8.78% 9.76%
Number of salaries quoted 390 377 404
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +14.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -11 57 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Warwickshire +16 38 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Solihull +6 12 £32,500 +16.07% 2
Coventry -37 12 £52,500 +10.52% 1
Staffordshire -7 9 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Walsall +2 5 £32,500 +10.16%
Worcestershire +2 3 £49,500 +32.00%
Herefordshire - 3 £35,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £27,500 -
Wolverhampton +5 1 £30,000 +9.09% 1
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 133 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.25%) Finance
3 80 (23.81%) SQL
4 75 (22.32%) Test Scripting
5 67 (19.94%) ISEB
6 58 (17.26%) ISTQB
7 56 (16.67%) .NET
8 53 (15.77%) Software Testing
9 52 (15.48%) Scrum
10 50 (14.88%) C#
11 47 (13.99%) Degree
11 47 (13.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (13.69%) Microsoft
13 45 (13.39%) Mentoring
14 44 (13.10%) SQL Server
15 43 (12.80%) Selenium
16 38 (11.31%) Retail
17 35 (10.42%) Windows
17 35 (10.42%) Manual Testing
18 34 (10.12%) Project Management
19 33 (9.82%) Banking
20 32 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (9.23%) Automated Testing
22 29 (8.63%) MS Excel
23 28 (8.33%) JavaScript
24 26 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 25 (7.44%) JIRA
26 21 (6.25%) System Testing
26 21 (6.25%) Relational Database
27 20 (5.95%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (2.98%) IIS
2 7 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.08%) SAS
3 6 (1.79%) Umbraco
3 6 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.49%) CMS
5 2 (0.60%) WordPress
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.57%) MS Office
3 6 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.19%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.27%) GitHub
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.89%) Firewall
2 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
3 1 (0.30%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless
3 1 (0.30%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.68%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.19%) MySQL
9 3 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.60%) MS Access
10 2 (0.60%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 43 (12.80%) Selenium
2 25 (7.44%) JIRA
3 14 (4.17%) Subversion
4 12 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (3.27%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.38%) Bugzilla
7 7 (2.08%) TestDirector
7 7 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (2.08%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.79%) FitNesse
9 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.19%) Robotium
9 4 (1.19%) Calabash
9 4 (1.19%) Appium
10 3 (0.89%) Ranorex
10 3 (0.89%) Behat
10 3 (0.89%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.89%) NUnit
10 3 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 105 (31.25%) Finance
2 38 (11.31%) Retail
3 33 (9.82%) Banking
4 16 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.57%) Marketing
6 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.19%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 122 (36.31%) Analyst
2 71 (21.13%) Test Analyst
3 49 (14.58%) Tester
4 45 (13.39%) Developer
5 27 (8.04%) QA Analyst
6 26 (7.74%) Software Tester
7 21 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 21 (6.25%) Consultant
8 18 (5.36%) Test Consultant
9 16 (4.76%) Test Manager
10 15 (4.46%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.17%) Software Test Analyst
11 14 (4.17%) Test Leader
11 14 (4.17%) QA Leader
12 13 (3.87%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.57%) Junior
14 10 (2.98%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.98%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.98%) Senior Developer
15 9 (2.68%) Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.67%) .NET
2 18 (5.36%) Web Services
3 16 (4.76%) HTML
4 14 (4.17%) CSS
5 12 (3.57%) XML
6 11 (3.27%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.27%) HTML5
6 11 (3.27%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.98%) RESTful
8 8 (2.38%) WPF
9 7 (2.08%) WCF
9 7 (2.08%) jQuery
9 7 (2.08%) REST
9 7 (2.08%) ISPF
10 6 (1.79%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.79%) CSLA
10 6 (1.79%) Ajax
11 5 (1.49%) MDX
12 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.87%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.27%) User Experience
4 10 (2.98%) Open Source
4 10 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.79%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.79%) Equities
6 6 (1.79%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.19%) Social Media
7 4 (1.19%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.60%) Blog
8 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.30%) NHS
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.42%) Windows
2 17 (5.06%) UNIX
3 15 (4.46%) Linux
4 8 (2.38%) Android
5 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.60%) MVS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) OS/400
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (22.32%) Test Scripting
3 53 (15.77%) Software Testing
4 52 (15.48%) Scrum
5 47 (13.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 45 (13.39%) Mentoring
7 35 (10.42%) Manual Testing
8 34 (10.12%) Project Management
9 31 (9.23%) Automated Testing
10 21 (6.25%) System Testing
11 20 (5.95%) Integration Testing
12 19 (5.65%) Change Management
12 19 (5.65%) Test Automation
12 19 (5.65%) Coaching
13 18 (5.36%) Business Analysis
13 18 (5.36%) TDD
14 16 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 15 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.17%) PRINCE2
16 14 (4.17%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (23.81%) SQL
2 50 (14.88%) C#
3 28 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 20 (5.95%) Java
5 11 (3.27%) C++
6 10 (2.98%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.68%) C
8 7 (2.08%) JCL
8 7 (2.08%) VB
9 6 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.79%) PHP
10 4 (1.19%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.89%) VB6
11 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.60%) Perl
12 2 (0.60%) Python
13 1 (0.30%) Fortran
13 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (19.94%) ISEB
2 58 (17.26%) ISTQB
3 47 (13.99%) Degree
4 26 (7.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (4.46%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.89%) MCPD
9 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.60%) MCSD
10 1 (0.30%) HND
10 1 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.08%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) COBIT
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) XenServer
4 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.08%) OpenView
1 7 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
1 7 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.60%) SCCM
3 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (13.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.87%) HP
3 10 (2.98%) VMware
4 8 (2.38%) IBM
5 7 (2.08%) Lotus
5 7 (2.08%) Intel
6 6 (1.79%) Oracle
7 3 (0.89%) SAP
7 3 (0.89%) Zend
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco
8 2 (0.60%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.30%) Telerik
9 1 (0.30%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe
9 1 (0.30%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix
9 1 (0.30%) Avaya
9 1 (0.30%) Juniper
9 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + excellent bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 11 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Training.
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Erin Associates
Salary: £29000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + + FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 18 days ago