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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 45 72 90
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +18
Permanent jobs citing QA 233 206 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.96% 3.52% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.37% 27.54% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 172 174 122
Median salary £44,369 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
678 748 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 12.80% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 489 562 491
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £67,500 £66,300
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +21 97 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Staffordshire +33 37 £42,000 +24.44% 4
Warwickshire +26 28 £46,750 +10.00% 2
Coventry -4 22 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Solihull -9 16 £31,000 -27.05% 2
Shropshire - 13 £36,500 - 1
Worcestershire -23 5 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Wolverhampton +10 3 £53,000 +92.72%
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 - -
Walsall +16 2 £32,000 -24.70% 1
West Bromwich - 2 £41,250 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 214 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (27.62%) Finance
3 103 (22.94%) SQL
4 102 (22.72%) Selenium
5 100 (22.27%) Java
6 98 (21.83%) Scrum
7 86 (19.15%) C#
8 85 (18.93%) Test Scripting
9 70 (15.59%) .NET
10 68 (15.14%) Degree
11 67 (14.92%) HTML
12 62 (13.81%) JavaScript
13 61 (13.59%) Microsoft
14 60 (13.36%) Automated Testing
15 58 (12.92%) Software Testing
16 57 (12.69%) SDLC
17 56 (12.47%) Project Management
18 55 (12.25%) SQL Server
19 52 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (11.14%) TDD
20 50 (11.14%) Manual Testing
21 49 (10.91%) Functional Testing
22 48 (10.69%) ISEB
23 46 (10.24%) Regression Testing
23 46 (10.24%) ISTQB
24 44 (9.80%) CSS
24 44 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
25 42 (9.35%) HTML5
26 41 (9.13%) OO
26 41 (9.13%) Mentoring

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 (2.90%) Apache
1 13 (2.90%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.45%) IIS
3 7 (1.56%) Confluence
3 7 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.34%) FormScape
4 6 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.89%) CMS
6 3 (0.67%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.67%) Documentum
6 3 (0.67%) WordPress
7 2 (0.45%) Drupal
7 2 (0.45%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) Moodle
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.67%) SPSS
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
7 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.12%) assyst
1 14 (3.12%) Sentinel
2 11 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.67%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.00%) SaaS
4 7 (1.56%) IaaS
4 7 (1.56%) PaaS
5 6 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.67%) Trello
7 2 (0.45%) AdWords
7 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.45%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.78%) HTTP
2 4 (0.89%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.67%) Internet
3 3 (0.67%) X.509
4 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.45%) SSH
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.90%) NoSQL
3 19 (4.23%) MySQL
4 13 (2.90%) Big Data
4 13 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.00%) Riak
7 8 (1.78%) DB2
7 8 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.34%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.89%) DataStage
10 4 (0.89%) Neo4j
11 3 (0.67%) DTS
11 3 (0.67%) QlikView
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.45%) Redis
13 1 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 102 (22.72%) Selenium
2 38 (8.46%) JIRA
3 34 (7.57%) SoapUI
4 27 (6.01%) WebDriver
5 24 (5.35%) Cucumber
5 24 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (5.35%) Visual Studio
6 18 (4.01%) JMeter
7 14 (3.12%) JUnit
8 13 (2.90%) Robot Framework
9 10 (2.23%) Git (software)
9 10 (2.23%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.23%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.78%) Subversion
11 7 (1.56%) MSBuild
11 7 (1.56%) TestNG
12 6 (1.34%) Ranorex
13 5 (1.11%) Concordion
13 5 (1.11%) HP UFT
13 5 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 124 (27.62%) Finance
2 30 (6.68%) Retail
3 28 (6.24%) Games
4 27 (6.01%) Banking
5 14 (3.12%) Marketing
6 10 (2.23%) Automotive
7 7 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.56%) Publishing
8 6 (1.34%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Back Office
9 4 (0.89%) Law
10 3 (0.67%) Military
11 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 95 (21.16%) Analyst
2 76 (16.93%) Tester
3 74 (16.48%) Test Analyst
4 47 (10.47%) Developer
5 38 (8.46%) Test Engineer
6 37 (8.24%) Architect
6 37 (8.24%) QA Tester
7 36 (8.02%) Software Tester
8 35 (7.80%) Project Manager
8 35 (7.80%) QA Engineer
9 29 (6.46%) Software Analyst
10 28 (6.24%) Automation Tester
10 28 (6.24%) Software Test Analyst
11 27 (6.01%) QA Test Engineer
12 24 (5.35%) QA Manager
13 23 (5.12%) Quality Manager
14 22 (4.90%) QA Analyst
14 22 (4.90%) Test Automation Engineer
15 21 (4.68%) QA Leader
15 21 (4.68%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.59%) .NET
2 67 (14.92%) HTML
3 44 (9.80%) CSS
4 42 (9.35%) HTML5
5 39 (8.69%) ASP.NET
6 34 (7.57%) SOAP
7 32 (7.13%) Web Services
8 29 (6.46%) XML
9 27 (6.01%) jQuery
10 22 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (4.90%) Velocity
11 20 (4.45%) AngularJS
12 14 (3.12%) .NET Framework
13 13 (2.90%) J2EE
14 11 (2.45%) JSON
15 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (2.23%) REST
16 9 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (2.00%) RESTful
17 8 (1.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.80%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 28 (6.24%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 21 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (4.01%) N-Tier
8 15 (3.34%) Fintech
9 14 (3.12%) CESG
9 14 (3.12%) Freedom of Information
9 14 (3.12%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.90%) User Experience
11 9 (2.00%) Blog
12 7 (1.56%) Mobile Games
13 6 (1.34%) CMDB
13 6 (1.34%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.89%) Replication
15 3 (0.67%) Derivative
16 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.79%) Apple iOS
1 17 (3.79%) Windows
2 12 (2.67%) Android
2 12 (2.67%) Linux
2 12 (2.67%) Unix
3 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.22%) MeeGo
4 1 (0.22%) Tizen
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (21.83%) Scrum
3 85 (18.93%) Test Scripting
4 60 (13.36%) Automated Testing
5 58 (12.92%) Software Testing
6 57 (12.69%) SDLC
7 56 (12.47%) Project Management
8 50 (11.14%) Manual Testing
8 50 (11.14%) TDD
9 49 (10.91%) Functional Testing
10 46 (10.24%) Regression Testing
11 44 (9.80%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (9.13%) Mentoring
12 41 (9.13%) OO
13 40 (8.91%) BDD
13 40 (8.91%) E-Commerce
14 37 (8.24%) Automation Testing
14 37 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
15 36 (8.02%) Service Management
16 35 (7.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.94%) SQL
2 100 (22.27%) Java
3 86 (19.15%) C#
4 62 (13.81%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.12%) PHP
6 11 (2.45%) VB
7 10 (2.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (1.78%) Erlang
9 7 (1.56%) C
9 7 (1.56%) Objective-C
9 7 (1.56%) VBScript
10 6 (1.34%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.34%) C++
10 6 (1.34%) VBA
11 5 (1.11%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.89%) Perl
13 2 (0.45%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.45%) Python
13 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (15.14%) Degree
2 48 (10.69%) ISEB
3 46 (10.24%) ISTQB
4 27 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 23 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (3.12%) CISA
7 14 (3.12%) CISM
7 14 (3.12%) CISSP
7 14 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.78%) PMP
9 7 (1.56%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.67%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.45%) CSQA
12 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.34%) PMO
3 14 (3.12%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (3.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 14 (3.12%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.00%) SDET
5 7 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.67%) SLA
7 2 (0.45%) P3O
8 1 (0.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.00%) Docker
3 6 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.34%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.67%) Puppet
3 2 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (13.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.01%) Oracle
3 13 (2.90%) EMC
3 13 (2.90%) IBM
4 11 (2.45%) Cisco
4 11 (2.45%) HP
4 11 (2.45%) VMware
5 10 (2.23%) NetApp
6 9 (2.00%) NEC
7 7 (1.56%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.56%) Juniper
8 6 (1.34%) BMC
8 6 (1.34%) Citrix
8 6 (1.34%) Google
8 6 (1.34%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.34%) SAP
9 5 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.89%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.89%) Cognos
10 4 (0.89%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Walsall
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Automation Training
Posted: 25 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FICO
Salary: Salary depends on experience.
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
GreenJobs - AECOM
Posted: 26 days ago