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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 185 162 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 3.25% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.42% 33.96% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 159 126 156
Average salary £36,500 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
508 477 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.28% 9.58% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 443 365 342
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +8 88 £40,000 -23.07% 11
Staffordshire +5 26 £34,500 -31.00% 6
Warwickshire -5 17 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Solihull +4 15 £33,250 +33.00%
Coventry -18 15 £39,500 -28.18%
Worcestershire +21 9 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Wolverhampton -7 4 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Shropshire -2 3 - -
Walsall -4 2 £33,750 +7.14% 1
West Bromwich +6 1 £30,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 131 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (28.72%) SQL
3 84 (22.34%) Finance
4 66 (17.55%) ISEB
5 65 (17.29%) Software Testing
6 63 (16.76%) Scrum
7 60 (15.96%) C#
7 60 (15.96%) .NET
8 58 (15.43%) SQL Server
8 58 (15.43%) ISTQB
8 58 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
9 56 (14.89%) Project Management
10 54 (14.36%) Business Analysis
10 54 (14.36%) Degree
11 49 (13.03%) Mentoring
12 47 (12.50%) Test Scripting
12 47 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 46 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (10.37%) Retail
15 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
16 33 (8.78%) System Testing
17 32 (8.51%) Manual Testing
17 32 (8.51%) Windows
17 32 (8.51%) MS Excel
18 30 (7.98%) Relational Database
19 29 (7.71%) HTML
20 28 (7.45%) Automated Testing
20 28 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
20 28 (7.45%) Coaching
20 28 (7.45%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (2.66%) IBM Notes
1 10 (2.66%) SharePoint
1 10 (2.66%) SAS
2 8 (2.13%) CMS
3 4 (1.06%) IIS
4 2 (0.53%) TPMS
5 1 (0.27%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.79%) MS Office
3 9 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
5 1 (0.27%) RoboHelp
5 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.39%) Servitor
3 6 (1.60%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.53%) Maximo
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.93%) GitHub
2 8 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) Firewall
2 2 (0.53%) SMS
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.27%) VPN
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 16 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.39%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.53%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.53%) MS Access
9 2 (0.53%) QlikView
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 28 (7.45%) Selenium
2 16 (4.26%) JIRA
3 10 (2.66%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.60%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.06%) JUnit
7 4 (1.06%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.80%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.53%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.53%) MSTest
10 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.27%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.27%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 84 (22.34%) Finance
2 39 (10.37%) Retail
3 23 (6.12%) Banking
4 12 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.93%) Legal
6 10 (2.66%) Automotive
7 8 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.60%) Billing
10 5 (1.33%) Marketing
10 5 (1.33%) Law
11 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.06%) Games
12 3 (0.80%) Advertising
12 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.53%) German Language
14 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 139 (36.97%) Analyst
2 54 (14.36%) Test Analyst
3 53 (14.10%) Tester
4 50 (13.30%) Developer
5 43 (11.44%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.38%) QA Analyst
7 23 (6.12%) Software Tester
8 19 (5.05%) Test Leader
9 18 (4.79%) QA Tester
9 18 (4.79%) Test Manager
9 18 (4.79%) QA Leader
10 17 (4.52%) Project Manager
10 17 (4.52%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.26%) Architect
11 16 (4.26%) Software Test Analyst
12 15 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (3.72%) Consultant
14 13 (3.46%) Senior Tester
15 12 (3.19%) Team Leader
15 12 (3.19%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (15.96%) .NET
2 29 (7.71%) HTML
3 21 (5.59%) ASP.NET
4 20 (5.32%) XML
5 18 (4.79%) CSS
6 17 (4.52%) HTML5
7 13 (3.46%) Web Services
8 12 (3.19%) J2EE
9 11 (2.93%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.66%) ISPF
11 7 (1.86%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.86%) CSS3
12 6 (1.60%) MDX
12 6 (1.60%) WebCenter
12 6 (1.60%) Flash
13 5 (1.33%) WPF
14 4 (1.06%) XSL
15 3 (0.80%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.43%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.65%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.26%) User Experience
4 12 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.93%) Economics
6 10 (2.66%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.60%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.60%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.53%) Open Source
10 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.53%) FMCG
10 2 (0.53%) Derivative
11 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.27%) Replication
11 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.51%) Windows
2 18 (4.79%) UNIX
3 3 (0.80%) Linux
4 2 (0.53%) MVS
4 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.53%) Android
4 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (17.29%) Software Testing
3 63 (16.76%) Scrum
4 56 (14.89%) Project Management
5 54 (14.36%) Business Analysis
6 49 (13.03%) Mentoring
7 47 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 46 (12.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 33 (8.78%) System Testing
10 32 (8.51%) Manual Testing
11 28 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (7.45%) Coaching
11 28 (7.45%) Automated Testing
12 25 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (6.65%) Line Management
13 23 (6.12%) BDD
13 23 (6.12%) Quality Management
13 23 (6.12%) Change Management
14 20 (5.32%) CRM
15 19 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (28.72%) SQL
2 60 (15.96%) C#
3 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.65%) VB.NET
5 21 (5.59%) Java
6 16 (4.26%) C++
7 10 (2.66%) JCL
8 8 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.60%) ActionScript
10 5 (1.33%) VB
10 5 (1.33%) PHP
10 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) Python
12 1 (0.27%) Jython
12 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (17.55%) ISEB
2 58 (15.43%) ISTQB
3 54 (14.36%) Degree
4 26 (6.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 22 (5.85%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.06%) MCPD
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) HND
9 2 (0.53%) CSQE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.93%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.66%) OpenView
1 10 (2.66%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.12%) Oracle
3 17 (4.52%) HP
4 12 (3.19%) IBM
4 12 (3.19%) VMware
5 10 (2.66%) Lotus
5 10 (2.66%) Intel
6 6 (1.60%) Hyperion
7 5 (1.33%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.33%) SAP
8 4 (1.06%) Red Gate
8 4 (1.06%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.53%) Telerik
9 2 (0.53%) Civica
9 2 (0.53%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.27%) Progress
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMsource Technology
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + +Bonus+Full package
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum + Bonus + Corporate benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Connect
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £competitive salary+car allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago