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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 70 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 191 189 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.45% 3.40% 3.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.54% 41.00% 36.14%
Number of salaries quoted 157 153 138
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £30,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,300 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
449 461 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.11% 8.29% 9.46%
Number of salaries quoted 365 379 397
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £26,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £58,200 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -5 73 £43,750 -16.66% 6
Coventry +27 47 £46,250 -11.90% 2
Worcestershire +7 16 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Warwickshire +6 13 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Staffordshire -31 11 £35,000 -33.33% 4
Solihull -4 10 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Walsall -1 5 £41,500 +38.33%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 2 £45,000 -
West Bromwich -1 1 £31,500 -24.09%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 109 (28.68%) SQL
2 107 (28.16%) Finance
3 83 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (16.84%) Project Management
5 62 (16.32%) Business Analysis
6 60 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 59 (15.53%) ISEB
8 58 (15.26%) C#
8 58 (15.26%) Software Testing
9 55 (14.47%) Degree
10 53 (13.95%) .NET
10 53 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 52 (13.68%) Retail
12 50 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (10.79%) XML
14 40 (10.53%) Scrum
15 39 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (10.00%) Java
17 37 (9.74%) HTML
18 35 (9.21%) JavaScript
19 34 (8.95%) Oracle
19 34 (8.95%) Microsoft
19 34 (8.95%) Automated Testing
20 33 (8.68%) MS Office
20 33 (8.68%) Banking
21 31 (8.16%) Test Scripting
22 29 (7.63%) ISTQB
22 29 (7.63%) Windows
23 27 (7.11%) UML
23 27 (7.11%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.16%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (2.11%) IIS
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.53%) SAS
7 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.26%) TPMS
8 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (8.68%) MS Office
2 16 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.89%) MS Project
4 5 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (1.84%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (1.84%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (1.84%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.58%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.05%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.53%) Servitor
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.42%) GitHub
2 10 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.79%) Broadband
1 3 (0.79%) DSL
2 1 (0.26%) Internet
2 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.11%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.11%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.79%) OLTP
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.79%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (4.47%) Selenium
2 12 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.16%) JUnit
3 10 (2.63%) WebDriver
3 10 (2.63%) JIRA
3 10 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.32%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.32%) MSTest
7 4 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.05%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.79%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.53%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.53%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.53%) jMock
9 2 (0.53%) JMeter
10 1 (0.26%) MSI
10 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 107 (28.16%) Finance
2 52 (13.68%) Retail
3 33 (8.68%) Banking
4 23 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.47%) Back Office
5 17 (4.47%) Automotive
6 12 (3.16%) Games
7 9 (2.37%) Legal
7 9 (2.37%) German Language
8 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.32%) Marketing
10 4 (1.05%) Billing
10 4 (1.05%) Front Office
11 3 (0.79%) Advertising
11 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 114 (30.00%) Analyst
2 63 (16.58%) Developer
3 59 (15.53%) Business Analyst
4 45 (11.84%) Tester
5 35 (9.21%) QA Manager
6 31 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 22 (5.79%) Test Analyst
7 22 (5.79%) C# Developer
8 20 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 20 (5.26%) Test Manager
9 18 (4.74%) Quality Manager
10 17 (4.47%) Financial Business Analyst
10 17 (4.47%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 16 (4.21%) QA Analyst
11 16 (4.21%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.68%) QA Engineer
12 14 (3.68%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.42%) QA Tester
13 13 (3.42%) Development Project Manager
13 13 (3.42%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.95%) .NET
2 41 (10.79%) XML
3 37 (9.74%) HTML
4 27 (7.11%) CSS
5 23 (6.05%) Web Services
6 16 (4.21%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.42%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 12 (3.16%) CSS3
8 12 (3.16%) HTML5
9 10 (2.63%) J2EE
10 9 (2.37%) WCF
11 7 (1.84%) jQuery
12 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (1.58%) REST
12 6 (1.58%) WebCenter
13 5 (1.32%) Middleware
13 5 (1.32%) JMS
13 5 (1.32%) XSL
14 4 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.05%) Economics
3 12 (3.16%) Credit Risk
4 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.11%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.58%) Replication
7 5 (1.32%) Firmware
8 4 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.05%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.53%) Open Source
10 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.53%) Derivative
10 2 (0.53%) Statistics
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.53%) PMI
11 1 (0.26%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.26%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.63%) Windows
2 10 (2.63%) UNIX
3 8 (2.11%) Linux
4 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (16.84%) Project Management
3 62 (16.32%) Business Analysis
4 60 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (15.26%) Software Testing
6 50 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (10.53%) Scrum
8 39 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (8.95%) Automated Testing
10 31 (8.16%) Test Scripting
11 27 (7.11%) UML
11 27 (7.11%) Quality Management
12 26 (6.84%) OO
13 23 (6.05%) System Testing
14 22 (5.79%) GAP Analysis
14 22 (5.79%) MVC
14 22 (5.79%) Unit Testing
15 20 (5.26%) Data Analysis
15 20 (5.26%) Product Management
16 19 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 109 (28.68%) SQL
2 58 (15.26%) C#
3 38 (10.00%) Java
4 35 (9.21%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.95%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.05%) C
7 4 (1.05%) C++
8 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.53%) Jython
9 2 (0.53%) Delphi
9 2 (0.53%) RPG
9 2 (0.53%) Python
9 2 (0.53%) JCL
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) VC++
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) ABAP
10 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 59 (15.53%) ISEB
2 55 (14.47%) Degree
3 29 (7.63%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.68%) CSQE
6 13 (3.42%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.79%) CSQA
9 2 (0.53%) MCPD
9 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
10 1 (0.26%) MCITP
10 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.58%) SLA
2 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.53%) OpenView
3 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (8.95%) Oracle
1 34 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.11%) SAP
3 6 (1.58%) Hyperion
4 5 (1.32%) IBM
5 4 (1.05%) Twitter
5 4 (1.05%) MKS
6 3 (0.79%) HP
6 3 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 3 (0.79%) BT
6 3 (0.79%) Telerik
6 3 (0.79%) Fujitsu
6 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.53%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.53%) Red Gate
7 2 (0.53%) Isilon
7 2 (0.53%) ArcSight
7 2 (0.53%) Splunk
7 2 (0.53%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.53%) VMware
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45 - £60 per annum + Pension
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + van
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Oliver Bernard
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + car
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + bonus, pension, holiday etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 pa
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: From £20,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Redditch
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits, bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Solihull
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 22 days ago