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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 64 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 221 204 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.83% 3.74% 4.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.64% 43.78% 39.79%
Number of salaries quoted 170 170 185
Average salary £41,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
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
572 466 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.91% 8.54% 10.42%
Number of salaries quoted 451 373 445
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -10 75 £42,500 -5.55% 16
Warwickshire +11 37 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Staffordshire +24 27 £32,500 -17.72% 4
Coventry -46 16 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Solihull +16 14 £30,250 -17.12% 1
Worcestershire -7 14 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 8 £27,500 -
Walsall +6 3 £65,000 +73.33%
Shropshire - 3 £31,500 - 2
Wolverhampton +11 1 £30,000 +15.38%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 127 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (27.76%) Finance
3 83 (22.37%) Test Scripting
4 81 (21.83%) SQL
5 73 (19.68%) ISEB
6 68 (18.33%) .NET
7 60 (16.17%) C#
7 60 (16.17%) SQL Server
7 60 (16.17%) ISTQB
8 58 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 49 (13.21%) Selenium
10 47 (12.67%) Automated Testing
11 45 (12.13%) Scrum
12 42 (11.32%) Degree
12 42 (11.32%) Mentoring
13 41 (11.05%) Java
14 40 (10.78%) Manual Testing
15 39 (10.51%) Software Testing
16 38 (10.24%) Windows
17 37 (9.97%) Microsoft
18 36 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (9.16%) Project Management
20 33 (8.89%) JavaScript
21 32 (8.63%) JIRA
22 29 (7.82%) Coaching
23 27 (7.28%) Retail
23 27 (7.28%) Unit Testing
24 26 (7.01%) Web Services
24 26 (7.01%) UNIX
24 26 (7.01%) MS Excel

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 15 (4.04%) IBM Notes
1 15 (4.04%) SAS
2 10 (2.70%) IIS
3 6 (1.62%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.35%) WordPress
5 2 (0.54%) Confluence
5 2 (0.54%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.04%) MS Office
3 7 (1.89%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.27%) Magento
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.50%) GitHub
2 8 (2.16%) SaaS
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.08%) LAN
1 4 (1.08%) WAN
2 2 (0.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (4.04%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (2.96%) MySQL
6 9 (2.43%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.35%) OLTP
8 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.54%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 49 (13.21%) Selenium
2 32 (8.63%) JIRA
3 19 (5.12%) Subversion
4 18 (4.85%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.50%) Bugzilla
6 12 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (2.43%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.62%) TestDirector
8 6 (1.62%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.62%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.62%) Behat
9 5 (1.35%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.08%) Robotium
10 4 (1.08%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.08%) Calabash
10 4 (1.08%) Ranorex
10 4 (1.08%) Appium
10 4 (1.08%) NUnit
11 3 (0.81%) Robot Framework
12 2 (0.54%) Flyway
General
1 103 (27.76%) Finance
2 27 (7.28%) Retail
3 25 (6.74%) Banking
4 20 (5.39%) Military
5 14 (3.77%) Marketing
6 12 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 11 (2.96%) Games
8 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.62%) Legal
9 5 (1.35%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
11 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (25.34%) Analyst
2 57 (15.36%) Tester
3 54 (14.56%) Test Analyst
3 54 (14.56%) Developer
4 29 (7.82%) QA Analyst
5 27 (7.28%) Software Tester
6 24 (6.47%) Test Manager
7 22 (5.93%) QA Tester
8 19 (5.12%) C# Developer
8 19 (5.12%) Test Leader
9 17 (4.58%) Java Developer
9 17 (4.58%) Consultant
10 16 (4.31%) Junior
11 15 (4.04%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.77%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.77%) DBA
12 14 (3.77%) Mainframe Operator
13 13 (3.50%) Architect
13 13 (3.50%) Test Consultant
14 12 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (18.33%) .NET
2 26 (7.01%) Web Services
3 21 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 18 (4.85%) HTML
4 18 (4.85%) RESTful
5 16 (4.31%) XML
6 15 (4.04%) CSS
6 15 (4.04%) ISPF
7 14 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.70%) WCF
8 10 (2.70%) jQuery
8 10 (2.70%) .NET Framework
9 8 (2.16%) SOAP
10 7 (1.89%) WPF
10 7 (1.89%) REST
11 6 (1.62%) CSLA
12 5 (1.35%) Symfony
12 5 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (1.35%) Yii
13 4 (1.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.04%) Mainframe
3 15 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.04%) User Experience
4 14 (3.77%) Clustering
5 13 (3.50%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.23%) Equities
7 11 (2.96%) Replication
8 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.62%) E-Learning
9 6 (1.62%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.35%) Social Media
10 5 (1.35%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.35%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.08%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.08%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.81%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.24%) Windows
2 26 (7.01%) UNIX
3 15 (4.04%) Linux
4 7 (1.89%) Android
5 6 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) OS/400
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
9 1 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (22.37%) Test Scripting
3 58 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (12.67%) Automated Testing
5 45 (12.13%) Scrum
6 42 (11.32%) Mentoring
7 40 (10.78%) Manual Testing
8 39 (10.51%) Software Testing
9 34 (9.16%) Project Management
10 29 (7.82%) Coaching
11 27 (7.28%) Unit Testing
12 25 (6.74%) SDLC
13 23 (6.20%) Test Automation
14 20 (5.39%) Migration
14 20 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (5.39%) Project Planning
15 19 (5.12%) Performance Testing
16 18 (4.85%) Release Management
16 18 (4.85%) Open Source
17 17 (4.58%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.83%) SQL
2 60 (16.17%) C#
3 41 (11.05%) Java
4 33 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.31%) JCL
6 14 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.50%) PHP
8 12 (3.23%) C
9 8 (2.16%) VB
10 6 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.35%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.08%) VB6
13 3 (0.81%) Python
13 3 (0.81%) C++
14 2 (0.54%) Perl
14 2 (0.54%) Groovy
15 1 (0.27%) Fortran
15 1 (0.27%) Ruby
15 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (19.68%) ISEB
2 60 (16.17%) ISTQB
3 42 (11.32%) Degree
4 24 (6.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.54%) MCPD
8 2 (0.54%) MCSD
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.04%) SLA
2 5 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.81%) XenApp
2 3 (0.81%) XenServer
2 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (4.04%) OpenView
1 15 (4.04%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.93%) VMware
3 21 (5.66%) HP
4 16 (4.31%) IBM
5 15 (4.04%) Lotus
5 15 (4.04%) Intel
6 13 (3.50%) Oracle
7 5 (1.35%) Zend
8 4 (1.08%) Planview
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco
9 3 (0.81%) SAP
9 3 (0.81%) Citrix
9 3 (0.81%) Avaya
10 2 (0.54%) ATG
11 1 (0.27%) Apple
11 1 (0.27%) Symantec
11 1 (0.27%) Business Objects
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum to £35k + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus/benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum £20,000 to £24,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bonus + Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago