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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 63 76
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 302 247 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.01% 4.17% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.39% 37.09% 41.14%
Number of salaries quoted 243 196 160
Median salary £39,250 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,250 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
830 666 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.76% 11.24% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 566 499 377
Median salary £45,000 £38,250 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,650 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 116 £38,196 -10.12% 16
Warwickshire +29 53 £42,500 +23.78% 3
Staffordshire +2 44 £32,500 - 3
Coventry +24 38 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Wolverhampton +9 13 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Worcestershire +1 8 £34,000 -12.25%
Solihull +11 4 £22,500 -29.68%
Walsall -5 2 £32,500 -40.90%
Shropshire -14 2 £35,000 -2.09% 2
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £21,000 - 3
West Bromwich - 1 £32,500 -
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 206 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (25.93%) SQL
3 130 (24.25%) Finance
4 115 (21.46%) Scrum
5 105 (19.59%) HTML
6 101 (18.84%) E-Commerce
7 96 (17.91%) JavaScript
7 96 (17.91%) Software Testing
8 94 (17.54%) CSS
9 90 (16.79%) Selenium
10 85 (15.86%) Test Automation
11 80 (14.93%) .NET
12 79 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 79 (14.74%) Test Scripting
13 78 (14.55%) Degree
13 78 (14.55%) C#
13 78 (14.55%) Project Management
13 78 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 78 (14.55%) Functional Testing
14 76 (14.18%) Java
14 76 (14.18%) JIRA
15 74 (13.81%) jQuery
16 73 (13.62%) Microsoft
16 73 (13.62%) HTML5
17 72 (13.43%) XML
18 67 (12.50%) OO
19 64 (11.94%) Automated Testing
20 62 (11.57%) Mobile App
21 61 (11.38%) MVC
22 60 (11.19%) SQL Server

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 30 (5.60%) CMS
2 29 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.54%) Drupal
4 15 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.80%) WordPress
5 9 (1.68%) IIS
6 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.75%) Apache
7 4 (0.75%) Documentum
7 4 (0.75%) FileNet
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) Moodle
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.41%) MS Office
3 26 (4.85%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.31%) MS Project
4 7 (1.31%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.19%) EViews
7 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.49%) SAP R/3
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.75%) Magento
4 4 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.75%) Shopify
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.19%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.05%) SaaS
2 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.75%) Basecamp
4 2 (0.37%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (0.93%) Firewall
2 4 (0.75%) Internet
3 2 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) SMTP
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.77%) MySQL
3 15 (2.80%) SQLite
4 12 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.31%) MS Access
7 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.75%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.37%) QlikView
9 2 (0.37%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 90 (16.79%) Selenium
2 76 (14.18%) JIRA
3 59 (11.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (9.14%) Git (software)
5 33 (6.16%) SoapUI
6 30 (5.60%) TestDirector
7 26 (4.85%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.54%) Subversion
8 19 (3.54%) Visual Studio
9 15 (2.80%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.24%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.49%) Fiddler
11 8 (1.49%) Firebug
11 8 (1.49%) JUnit
12 7 (1.31%) QADirector
12 7 (1.31%) TestNG
12 7 (1.31%) TestPartner
13 6 (1.12%) Ant
13 6 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
14 5 (0.93%) Hudson
General
1 130 (24.25%) Finance
2 57 (10.63%) Manufacturing
3 52 (9.70%) Retail
4 47 (8.77%) Back Office
4 47 (8.77%) Marketing
5 24 (4.48%) Advertising
6 23 (4.29%) Games
7 19 (3.54%) Legal
8 10 (1.87%) Automotive
9 9 (1.68%) Banking
10 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (26.87%) Analyst
2 109 (20.34%) Tester
3 98 (18.28%) Developer
4 89 (16.60%) Test Analyst
5 60 (11.19%) Software Tester
6 55 (10.26%) Automation Tester
7 53 (9.89%) QA Tester
8 50 (9.33%) Project Manager
9 47 (8.77%) QA Analyst
10 42 (7.84%) PHP Developer
11 38 (7.09%) QA Test Analyst
11 38 (7.09%) Software Analyst
12 33 (6.16%) QA Automation Tester
12 33 (6.16%) Software Test Analyst
13 32 (5.97%) Test Manager
14 31 (5.78%) HTML CSS Developer
14 31 (5.78%) HTML Developer
14 31 (5.78%) MySQL Developer
14 31 (5.78%) PHP MySQL Developer
15 30 (5.60%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (19.59%) HTML
2 94 (17.54%) CSS
3 80 (14.93%) .NET
4 74 (13.81%) jQuery
5 73 (13.62%) HTML5
6 72 (13.43%) XML
7 52 (9.70%) Web Services
8 42 (7.84%) ASP.NET
9 34 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 28 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (4.48%) CSS3
12 22 (4.10%) SOAP
13 21 (3.92%) REST
14 19 (3.54%) LAMP
14 19 (3.54%) WCF
15 17 (3.17%) XHTML
16 16 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (2.80%) XSLT
18 14 (2.61%) AngularJS
19 11 (2.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.57%) Mobile App
2 50 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 24 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 22 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.17%) User Experience
7 12 (2.24%) e-Learning
8 11 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.31%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.12%) PMI
12 5 (0.93%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.93%) Statistics
13 3 (0.56%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.37%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.37%) Derivative
14 2 (0.37%) Economics
14 2 (0.37%) Fintech
14 2 (0.37%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 21 (3.92%) Windows
2 14 (2.61%) Linux
3 7 (1.31%) Unix
3 7 (1.31%) Windows 7
4 6 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.37%) Android
5 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.19%) CentOS
6 1 (0.19%) Debian
6 1 (0.19%) MeeGo
6 1 (0.19%) Tizen
6 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (21.46%) Scrum
3 101 (18.84%) E-Commerce
4 96 (17.91%) Software Testing
5 85 (15.86%) Test Automation
6 79 (14.74%) Test Scripting
6 79 (14.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 78 (14.55%) Functional Testing
7 78 (14.55%) Project Management
7 78 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 67 (12.50%) OO
9 64 (11.94%) Automated Testing
10 61 (11.38%) MVC
11 60 (11.19%) Mentoring
12 55 (10.26%) Manual Testing
12 55 (10.26%) Web Development
13 53 (9.89%) SDLC
14 50 (9.33%) Regression Testing
14 50 (9.33%) Test Planning
15 46 (8.58%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (25.93%) SQL
2 96 (17.91%) JavaScript
3 78 (14.55%) C#
4 76 (14.18%) Java
5 48 (8.96%) PHP
6 21 (3.92%) C
7 15 (2.80%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.80%) VB.NET
7 15 (2.80%) XPath
8 9 (1.68%) Python
9 7 (1.31%) VB
9 7 (1.31%) VBA
10 5 (0.93%) C++
10 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.75%) ABAP
11 4 (0.75%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.56%) Perl
12 3 (0.56%) R
12 3 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (14.55%) Degree
2 57 (10.63%) ISEB
3 50 (9.33%) ISTQB
4 32 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.93%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.93%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.75%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.37%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.56%) COBIT
4 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) JTAG
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (0.93%) Docker
1 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.19%) Nagios
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.28%) Oracle
3 33 (6.16%) SAP
4 8 (1.49%) HP
4 8 (1.49%) VMware
5 6 (1.12%) Serena
6 5 (0.93%) Cisco
6 5 (0.93%) Symantec
7 4 (0.75%) Adobe
7 4 (0.75%) Google
8 2 (0.37%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.37%) Tableau
8 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.37%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.19%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.19%) Escenic
9 1 (0.19%) IBM
9 1 (0.19%) Intel
9 1 (0.19%) New Relic
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39000.00 - £43000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £39924.00 - £42742.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £30573 - £35668 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Training, Pension, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southam, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £24,000 to £25,000 per annum £23000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £43000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £28000. - £32000. per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Insolvency Service
Salary: £31,559 - £37,871 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago