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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 240 162 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.84% 3.00% 3.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.43% 31.89% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 181 136 143
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%
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
697 508 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.16% 9.40% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 487 424 374
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,900 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 1 May 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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 +9 84 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Coventry +33 43 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Worcestershire +18 26 £35,000 -29.29% 1
Warwickshire -27 19 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Staffordshire +8 14 £33,250 +2.30% 4
Shropshire - 11 £32,000 - 1
Solihull +17 10 £34,000 +4.61%
Wolverhampton +7 3 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Herefordshire +5 2 £31,500 -36.36%
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 175 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.16%) Scrum
3 89 (19.82%) SQL
4 82 (18.26%) Finance
4 82 (18.26%) Software Testing
5 74 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 74 (16.48%) Java
6 71 (15.81%) E-Commerce
7 70 (15.59%) HTML
7 70 (15.59%) Microsoft
8 69 (15.37%) Automated Testing
9 68 (15.14%) JavaScript
10 67 (14.92%) .NET
10 67 (14.92%) Selenium
10 67 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
11 66 (14.70%) CSS
12 63 (14.03%) Test Scripting
13 60 (13.36%) Degree
13 60 (13.36%) Functional Testing
14 59 (13.14%) SQL Server
15 53 (11.80%) Web Services
15 53 (11.80%) XML
15 53 (11.80%) C#
15 53 (11.80%) Mentoring
16 52 (11.58%) jQuery
17 50 (11.14%) Test Automation
17 50 (11.14%) HTML5
18 49 (10.91%) Web Development
19 48 (10.69%) ISTQB
19 48 (10.69%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 32 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.79%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (3.34%) Drupal
4 10 (2.23%) CMS
5 8 (1.78%) IIS
6 6 (1.34%) WordPress
7 5 (1.11%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.67%) Node.js
9 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.22%) Kentico
10 1 (0.22%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.67%) MS Office
3 8 (1.78%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.67%) MS Project
4 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (2.23%) Oracle Cash Management
2 10 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.23%) Oracle iProcurement
2 10 (2.23%) Oracle Payables
2 10 (2.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 8 (1.78%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (1.78%) Oracle ASCP
3 8 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.56%) SaaS
3 3 (0.67%) IaaS
3 3 (0.67%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (1.11%) Firewall
3 4 (0.89%) Internet
4 2 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Skype
5 1 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.80%) MySQL
3 16 (3.56%) Oracle Database
4 15 (3.34%) SQLite
5 10 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.67%) OLTP
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.45%) QlikView
10 2 (0.45%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.22%) Spotfire
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 67 (14.92%) Selenium
2 38 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 34 (7.57%) WebDriver
4 33 (7.35%) JIRA
5 23 (5.12%) Cucumber
6 18 (4.01%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.79%) Subversion
8 15 (3.34%) TestNG
9 12 (2.67%) Jenkins
10 11 (2.45%) Maven
10 11 (2.45%) SpecFlow
11 10 (2.23%) Appium
11 10 (2.23%) JBehave
11 10 (2.23%) JUnit
12 9 (2.00%) Ant
13 8 (1.78%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.78%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.56%) JMeter
14 7 (1.56%) NeoLoad
General
1 82 (18.26%) Finance
2 43 (9.58%) Manufacturing
3 34 (7.57%) Marketing
3 34 (7.57%) Retail
4 15 (3.34%) Games
4 15 (3.34%) Local Government
5 10 (2.23%) Back Office
5 10 (2.23%) Military
6 9 (2.00%) Banking
7 8 (1.78%) Advertising
8 7 (1.56%) Legal
8 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.34%) Electronics
10 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (28.29%) Analyst
2 89 (19.82%) Test Analyst
3 87 (19.38%) Developer
4 66 (14.70%) Tester
5 50 (11.14%) QA Analyst
6 47 (10.47%) QA Test Analyst
7 44 (9.80%) Software Analyst
8 38 (8.46%) Software Test Analyst
9 37 (8.24%) Test Manager
10 35 (7.80%) QA Leader
11 32 (7.13%) Test Leader
12 31 (6.90%) Software Tester
13 29 (6.46%) Project Manager
14 27 (6.01%) Automation Test Analyst
15 24 (5.35%) PHP Developer
15 24 (5.35%) QA Manager
15 24 (5.35%) QA Tester
16 23 (5.12%) QA Test Manager
17 22 (4.90%) Test Engineer
18 20 (4.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (15.59%) HTML
2 67 (14.92%) .NET
3 66 (14.70%) CSS
4 53 (11.80%) Web Services
4 53 (11.80%) XML
5 52 (11.58%) jQuery
6 50 (11.14%) HTML5
7 33 (7.35%) ASP.NET
8 27 (6.01%) SOAP
9 23 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (4.90%) REST
11 21 (4.68%) CSS3
11 21 (4.68%) LAMP
12 19 (4.23%) WCF
13 18 (4.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (4.01%) Spring
14 16 (3.56%) XSLT
15 15 (3.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (2.67%) RESTful
16 12 (2.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.24%) Mobile App
3 24 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.34%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.56%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.67%) PMI
10 3 (0.67%) Replication
11 2 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.45%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.22%) Derivative
12 1 (0.22%) Informatics
12 1 (0.22%) Life Science
12 1 (0.22%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.22%) Social Network
12 1 (0.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.12%) Windows
2 20 (4.45%) Linux
3 10 (2.23%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.34%) Unix
5 4 (0.89%) Android
5 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) SUSE
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (21.16%) Scrum
3 82 (18.26%) Software Testing
4 74 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 71 (15.81%) E-Commerce
6 69 (15.37%) Automated Testing
7 63 (14.03%) Test Scripting
8 60 (13.36%) Functional Testing
9 53 (11.80%) Mentoring
10 50 (11.14%) Test Automation
11 49 (10.91%) Web Development
12 48 (10.69%) Manual Testing
13 44 (9.80%) MVC
14 39 (8.69%) OO
15 38 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (8.24%) BDD
17 36 (8.02%) Defect Management
18 35 (7.80%) Automation Testing
18 35 (7.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 89 (19.82%) SQL
2 74 (16.48%) Java
3 68 (15.14%) JavaScript
4 53 (11.80%) C#
5 32 (7.13%) PHP
6 22 (4.90%) C
7 16 (3.56%) XPath
8 12 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.00%) Ruby
10 8 (1.78%) Python
11 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.34%) Perl
11 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.67%) Scala
14 2 (0.45%) C++
14 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.22%) COBOL
15 1 (0.22%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 60 (13.36%) Degree
2 48 (10.69%) ISTQB
3 44 (9.80%) ISEB
4 23 (5.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.11%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.45%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) COBIT
4 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) SDET
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.56%) Docker
3 5 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.11%) vSphere
4 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
5 1 (0.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.11%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (0.22%) Nagios
3 1 (0.22%) OpenView
3 1 (0.22%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.13%) Oracle
3 28 (6.24%) SAP
4 12 (2.67%) VMware
5 11 (2.45%) HP
6 5 (1.11%) Cisco
6 5 (1.11%) Dynatrace
6 5 (1.11%) New Relic
6 5 (1.11%) Symantec
7 4 (0.89%) Google
8 2 (0.45%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.45%) WatchGuard
8 2 (0.45%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Cognos
9 1 (0.22%) IBM
9 1 (0.22%) Intel
9 1 (0.22%) Lotus
9 1 (0.22%) TIBCO
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Version1
Posted: Yesterday
Brierley Hill, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Bonus + Discounts
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive salary benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Talentspa
Salary: £38k - 44k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £70,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits (relocation package available)
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits (relocation package available)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi time)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £44797.20 - £48692.40 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £39324.00 - £42742.80 per annum + 40d Hol+Exc Pen+Health/Life
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive Salary + Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 18 days ago
Staffordshire
Betting Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + package
Posted: 26 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37846.00 per annum + 40d Hol+Pension+Health/Life
Posted: 26 days ago