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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 298 221 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.87% 3.83% 3.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.56% 35.99% 41.21%
Number of salaries quoted 233 170 170
Median salary £37,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £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
815 614 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.33% 10.63% 9.07%
Number of salaries quoted 554 480 399
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 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 1 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 +14 106 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Warwickshire +19 50 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Staffordshire +8 47 £32,500 - 2
Coventry +12 28 £46,000 -8.00% 3
Worcestershire +3 10 £34,000 -11.68% 1
Wolverhampton +2 9 £36,000 +20.00% 2
Solihull +7 7 £30,500 +0.82%
Shropshire -10 7 £32,500 +3.17%
Walsall -6 1 - -
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 201 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.14%) SQL
3 118 (21.97%) Finance
4 117 (21.79%) Scrum
5 102 (18.99%) HTML
6 98 (18.25%) E-Commerce
7 93 (17.32%) JavaScript
8 91 (16.95%) .NET
8 91 (16.95%) CSS
8 91 (16.95%) Software Testing
9 85 (15.83%) Selenium
10 84 (15.64%) C#
11 83 (15.46%) Microsoft
12 82 (15.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 78 (14.53%) Degree
14 77 (14.34%) Automated Testing
14 77 (14.34%) Test Automation
14 77 (14.34%) Functional Testing
15 75 (13.97%) Java
16 74 (13.78%) HTML5
17 73 (13.59%) Project Management
17 73 (13.59%) Test Scripting
17 73 (13.59%) jQuery
18 72 (13.41%) SQL Server
18 72 (13.41%) XML
19 71 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 68 (12.66%) MVC
21 66 (12.29%) OO
21 66 (12.29%) Web Services
22 64 (11.92%) Manufacturing

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 37 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.84%) CMS
3 21 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.79%) Drupal
5 12 (2.23%) IIS
6 9 (1.68%) WordPress
7 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.56%) Documentum
8 3 (0.56%) FileNet
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) Apache
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.19%) Kentico
10 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 61 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.21%) MS Office
3 23 (4.28%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.30%) MS Project
4 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 8 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.49%) Oracle iProcurement
2 8 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
2 8 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (1.49%) SAP R/3
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle ASCP
5 2 (0.37%) Maximo
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.86%) SaaS
3 2 (0.37%) Google Drive
3 2 (0.37%) IaaS
3 2 (0.37%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.12%) Internet
2 5 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (0.93%) Firewall
3 2 (0.37%) Network Security
3 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
4 1 (0.19%) SMS
4 1 (0.19%) SMTP
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.12%) MySQL
3 15 (2.79%) SQLite
4 12 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.30%) MS Access
8 4 (0.74%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.56%) QlikView
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.37%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.19%) OLTP
11 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (15.83%) Selenium
2 57 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (10.24%) JIRA
4 52 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 31 (5.77%) WebDriver
6 26 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 23 (4.28%) TestDirector
8 22 (4.10%) Subversion
8 22 (4.10%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.35%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.61%) TestNG
11 12 (2.23%) Jenkins
12 9 (1.68%) Appium
12 9 (1.68%) JBehave
12 9 (1.68%) JUnit
12 9 (1.68%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.49%) Fiddler
13 8 (1.49%) Firebug
14 7 (1.30%) QADirector
14 7 (1.30%) TestPartner
General
1 118 (21.97%) Finance
2 64 (11.92%) Manufacturing
3 47 (8.75%) Marketing
4 45 (8.38%) Retail
5 36 (6.70%) Back Office
6 23 (4.28%) Advertising
7 15 (2.79%) Games
8 12 (2.23%) Local Government
9 10 (1.86%) Automotive
10 9 (1.68%) Banking
10 9 (1.68%) Legal
11 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.74%) Electronics
12 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
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
1 134 (24.95%) Analyst
2 107 (19.93%) Developer
3 101 (18.81%) Tester
4 89 (16.57%) Test Analyst
5 58 (10.80%) Software Tester
6 49 (9.12%) Project Manager
7 46 (8.57%) Automation Tester
8 45 (8.38%) QA Analyst
9 44 (8.19%) QA Tester
10 43 (8.01%) Software Analyst
11 40 (7.45%) QA Test Analyst
12 39 (7.26%) PHP Developer
13 36 (6.70%) Software Test Analyst
14 33 (6.15%) QA Leader
15 32 (5.96%) SAP Manager
15 32 (5.96%) Test Leader
16 31 (5.77%) Test Manager
17 30 (5.59%) HTML Developer
17 30 (5.59%) MySQL Developer
17 30 (5.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (18.99%) HTML
2 91 (16.95%) .NET
2 91 (16.95%) CSS
3 74 (13.78%) HTML5
4 73 (13.59%) jQuery
5 72 (13.41%) XML
6 66 (12.29%) Web Services
7 44 (8.19%) ASP.NET
8 33 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 32 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (5.21%) SOAP
11 25 (4.66%) CSS3
11 25 (4.66%) REST
12 24 (4.47%) WCF
13 21 (3.91%) LAMP
14 20 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (3.72%) XSLT
15 17 (3.17%) XHTML
16 14 (2.61%) AngularJS
17 12 (2.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (10.06%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.84%) Data Centre
5 24 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.23%) e-Learning
7 10 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.30%) User Experience
10 6 (1.12%) PMI
11 5 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.93%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.93%) Statistics
12 2 (0.37%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.37%) Fintech
12 2 (0.37%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.19%) CAN bus
13 1 (0.19%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.19%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.84%) Windows
2 19 (3.54%) Linux
3 9 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.12%) Unix
6 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) Android
7 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.19%) CentOS
7 1 (0.19%) Debian
7 1 (0.19%) MeeGo
7 1 (0.19%) Tizen
7 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (37.43%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (21.79%) Scrum
3 98 (18.25%) E-Commerce
4 91 (16.95%) Software Testing
5 82 (15.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 77 (14.34%) Automated Testing
6 77 (14.34%) Functional Testing
6 77 (14.34%) Test Automation
7 73 (13.59%) Project Management
7 73 (13.59%) Test Scripting
8 71 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (12.66%) MVC
10 66 (12.29%) OO
11 61 (11.36%) Web Development
12 60 (11.17%) Mentoring
13 55 (10.24%) Manual Testing
14 51 (9.50%) Data Management
15 48 (8.94%) SDLC
15 48 (8.94%) Test Planning
16 46 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 135 (25.14%) SQL
2 93 (17.32%) JavaScript
3 84 (15.64%) C#
4 75 (13.97%) Java
5 48 (8.94%) PHP
6 24 (4.47%) C
7 20 (3.72%) XPath
8 15 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.68%) Python
11 7 (1.30%) VB
11 7 (1.30%) VBA
12 6 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.93%) C++
14 4 (0.74%) ABAP
14 4 (0.74%) Ruby
15 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.56%) Scala
16 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (14.53%) Degree
2 51 (9.50%) ISEB
3 46 (8.57%) ISTQB
4 31 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.93%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.56%) Security 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 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.30%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.56%) COBIT
4 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.37%) SDET
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.19%) JTAG
5 1 (0.19%) P3O
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.12%) Docker
3 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.93%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.86%) 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 83 (15.46%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.38%) Oracle
3 41 (7.64%) SAP
4 10 (1.86%) HP
4 10 (1.86%) VMware
5 5 (0.93%) Cisco
5 5 (0.93%) Google
5 5 (0.93%) Symantec
6 4 (0.74%) Dynatrace
6 4 (0.74%) New Relic
7 2 (0.37%) Kaspersky
7 2 (0.37%) Serena
7 2 (0.37%) Tableau
7 2 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.37%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.19%) Apple
8 1 (0.19%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) Intel
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits+Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Clement May
Salary: Package
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + pension + private medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive (DOE) + 5% Flex Benefits + Pension
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum company car
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton upon Trent
EMBS
Salary: to £60k + awesome bens.
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £26k - 39.5k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + 15+% BONUS
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Warwickshire
Annapurna HR
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 16 days ago
Worcestershire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sainsbury's
Salary: £excellent + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 16 days ago