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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
England / West Midlands
Rank 50 56 77
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 239 213 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.89% 4.06% 3.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.24% 33.70% 33.46%
Number of salaries quoted 160 177 146
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,950 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
625 632 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.79% 12.05% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 401 498 458
Median salary £42,500 £42,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £63,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +15 102 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Staffordshire +21 45 £44,000 +22.16% 6
Warwickshire +16 26 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Solihull -4 21 £31,000 -27.05% 1
Coventry -7 16 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Shropshire - 6 £44,738 - 3
Wolverhampton +9 4 £53,000 +92.72%
Worcestershire -15 4 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Walsall +14 2 £32,000 -22.42%
West Bromwich - 2 £41,250 -
Bilston - 2 £57,500 -
Sutton Coldfield +2 1 - - 2
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 225 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (28.63%) Finance
3 125 (27.53%) Scrum
4 99 (21.81%) SQL
5 96 (21.15%) C#
5 96 (21.15%) Java
6 94 (20.70%) Selenium
7 80 (17.62%) Test Scripting
8 75 (16.52%) .NET
9 73 (16.08%) Degree
10 63 (13.88%) Microsoft
10 63 (13.88%) SDLC
11 61 (13.44%) Project Management
11 61 (13.44%) Software Testing
12 60 (13.22%) Automated Testing
13 59 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (12.78%) TDD
15 56 (12.33%) JavaScript
15 56 (12.33%) SQL Server
16 55 (12.11%) HTML
17 53 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 53 (11.67%) Functional Testing
18 52 (11.45%) Retail
19 51 (11.23%) Regression Testing
20 50 (11.01%) Mentoring
21 49 (10.79%) Manual Testing
22 48 (10.57%) JIRA
22 48 (10.57%) E-Commerce
22 48 (10.57%) ISEB
23 47 (10.35%) ASP.NET

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 14 (3.08%) IIS
2 11 (2.42%) Apache
3 10 (2.20%) WordPress
4 9 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.54%) Confluence
6 6 (1.32%) CMS
6 6 (1.32%) FormScape
7 5 (1.10%) Documentum
7 5 (1.10%) Drupal
8 4 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.66%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.66%) Moodle
10 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.44%) FileNet
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.98%) MS Office
3 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.66%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.44%) EViews
5 2 (0.44%) MS Project
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
2 13 (2.86%) assyst
2 13 (2.86%) Sentinel
3 6 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.10%) Magento
5 4 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.88%) Shopify
6 2 (0.44%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.76%) SaaS
4 7 (1.54%) IaaS
4 7 (1.54%) PaaS
5 6 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.88%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.66%) Trello
8 2 (0.44%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.10%) HTTP
2 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.88%) SSH
2 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.66%) X.509
4 1 (0.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.63%) MySQL
3 16 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.64%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.98%) Big Data
5 9 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.54%) DB2
7 7 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.10%) Riak
10 4 (0.88%) DataStage
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.66%) DTS
11 3 (0.66%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 94 (20.70%) Selenium
2 48 (10.57%) JIRA
3 35 (7.71%) SoapUI
4 27 (5.95%) Visual Studio
4 27 (5.95%) WebDriver
5 24 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (5.07%) Jenkins
7 21 (4.63%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.74%) Git (software)
9 13 (2.86%) JUnit
9 13 (2.86%) Subversion
10 12 (2.64%) JMeter
10 12 (2.64%) Robot Framework
11 10 (2.20%) SpecFlow
12 7 (1.54%) TestNG
13 6 (1.32%) HP UFT
13 6 (1.32%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.32%) MSBuild
14 5 (1.10%) Concordion
14 5 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 130 (28.63%) Finance
2 52 (11.45%) Retail
3 28 (6.17%) Games
4 24 (5.29%) Banking
5 20 (4.41%) Legal
6 12 (2.64%) Marketing
7 9 (1.98%) Automotive
8 8 (1.76%) Publishing
9 7 (1.54%) Back Office
10 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.88%) Law
12 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.22%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Military
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 126 (27.75%) Analyst
2 80 (17.62%) Test Analyst
3 63 (13.88%) Tester
4 48 (10.57%) Developer
5 32 (7.05%) Architect
6 31 (6.83%) Project Manager
7 30 (6.61%) QA Engineer
7 30 (6.61%) Test Engineer
8 29 (6.39%) QA Analyst
8 29 (6.39%) Software Tester
9 27 (5.95%) QA Tester
9 27 (5.95%) Software Analyst
10 26 (5.73%) Software Test Analyst
11 24 (5.29%) Automation Tester
12 23 (5.07%) QA Manager
13 22 (4.85%) Business Analyst
14 21 (4.63%) QA Leader
14 21 (4.63%) QA Test Engineer
15 19 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
15 19 (4.19%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.52%) .NET
2 55 (12.11%) HTML
3 47 (10.35%) ASP.NET
4 43 (9.47%) CSS
5 37 (8.15%) HTML5
6 32 (7.05%) Web Services
7 30 (6.61%) SOAP
8 29 (6.39%) XML
9 22 (4.85%) jQuery
10 21 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (3.96%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.74%) Velocity
13 13 (2.86%) J2EE
14 12 (2.64%) CSS3
15 11 (2.42%) .NET Framework
16 10 (2.20%) REST
17 9 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
17 9 (1.98%) Gherkin
18 8 (1.76%) RESTful
19 7 (1.54%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (8.81%) Mobile App
3 37 (8.15%) Computer Science
4 27 (5.95%) User Experience
5 26 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (5.73%) Management Information System
6 25 (5.51%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.52%) Cryptography
8 15 (3.30%) Fintech
9 13 (2.86%) CESG
9 13 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
9 13 (2.86%) N-Tier
9 13 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.54%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.32%) CMDB
12 5 (1.10%) Blog
12 5 (1.10%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.10%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.52%) Apple iOS
1 16 (3.52%) Windows
2 14 (3.08%) Linux
3 13 (2.86%) Unix
4 10 (2.20%) Android
5 5 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.22%) MeeGo
6 1 (0.22%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (27.53%) Scrum
3 80 (17.62%) Test Scripting
4 63 (13.88%) SDLC
5 61 (13.44%) Project Management
5 61 (13.44%) Software Testing
6 60 (13.22%) Automated Testing
7 58 (12.78%) TDD
8 53 (11.67%) Functional Testing
8 53 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 51 (11.23%) Regression Testing
10 50 (11.01%) Mentoring
11 49 (10.79%) Manual Testing
12 48 (10.57%) E-Commerce
13 47 (10.35%) BDD
14 43 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (9.03%) Non-Functional Testing
16 35 (7.71%) Test Automation
16 35 (7.71%) Unit Testing
16 35 (7.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.81%) SQL
2 96 (21.15%) C#
2 96 (21.15%) Java
3 56 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.30%) PHP
5 13 (2.86%) C
5 13 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.64%) VB.NET
7 10 (2.20%) VB
8 7 (1.54%) C++
9 6 (1.32%) Erlang
9 6 (1.32%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.32%) VBA
9 6 (1.32%) VBScript
10 5 (1.10%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.10%) Perl
10 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.88%) Python
11 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (16.08%) Degree
2 48 (10.57%) ISEB
3 47 (10.35%) ISTQB
4 24 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (3.08%) CISA
8 13 (2.86%) CISM
8 13 (2.86%) CISSP
8 13 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.76%) PMP
10 7 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.66%) CSQA
12 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.22%) APMP
14 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.98%) SDET
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) P3O
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.98%) Docker
3 6 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 63 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.39%) Oracle
3 13 (2.86%) EMC
3 13 (2.86%) IBM
4 11 (2.42%) Cisco
4 11 (2.42%) HP
4 11 (2.42%) VMware
5 10 (2.20%) NetApp
6 9 (1.98%) NEC
7 7 (1.54%) Adobe
7 7 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.54%) Juniper
8 6 (1.32%) BMC
8 6 (1.32%) Citrix
8 6 (1.32%) JD Edwards
9 5 (1.10%) SAP
10 4 (0.88%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.88%) Symantec
10 4 (0.88%) TOWER Software
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £38000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Executive Resource Group Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staffordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 34k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 13 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car, healthcare, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £82,500
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £18k - 20k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £41000 per annum + 5 weeks hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
Network ITR
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Verelogic IT Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago