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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 82 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 160 141 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.14% 3.37% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.72% 33.98% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 123 118 157
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
489 415 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.59% 9.91% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 396 338 391
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 73 £35,000 -26.31% 12
Warwickshire -2 29 £35,000 -17.64% 6
Staffordshire +3 15 £32,500 -23.52% 11
Shropshire - 12 - -
Solihull -7 9 £32,500 +16.07% 3
Coventry -48 5 £52,500 +19.31% 2
Walsall +2 4 £33,750 +3.84% 6
Herefordshire - 3 £29,000 - 1
Worcestershire -13 2 £43,750 +25.00% 6
QA
England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 145 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.73%) Finance
3 87 (24.37%) SQL
4 69 (19.33%) ISEB
5 65 (18.21%) Test Scripting
6 64 (17.93%) Software Testing
7 63 (17.65%) Scrum
8 60 (16.81%) .NET
9 56 (15.69%) ISTQB
10 55 (15.41%) C#
11 53 (14.85%) Degree
12 52 (14.57%) Mentoring
13 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 48 (13.45%) SQL Server
15 43 (12.04%) Selenium
16 41 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (11.48%) Retail
16 41 (11.48%) Business Analysis
17 39 (10.92%) Manual Testing
18 38 (10.64%) MS Excel
19 37 (10.36%) Project Management
20 36 (10.08%) Banking
20 36 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (8.96%) Windows
22 30 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 28 (7.84%) JavaScript
23 28 (7.84%) System Testing
24 26 (7.28%) Automated Testing
25 25 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
25 25 (7.00%) JIRA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (2.24%) SAS
1 8 (2.24%) IBM Notes
2 7 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.96%) CMS
3 5 (1.40%) IIS
4 4 (1.12%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 38 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.20%) MS Office
3 6 (1.68%) MS Project
4 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.96%) Servitor
2 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Maximo
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.08%) GitHub
2 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.84%) Firewall
2 2 (0.56%) SMS
2 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.28%) VPN
3 1 (0.28%) NetScreen
3 1 (0.28%) WAN
3 1 (0.28%) Wireless
3 1 (0.28%) Wireless Security
3 1 (0.28%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 21 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 18 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.56%) RavenDB
9 2 (0.56%) QlikView
9 2 (0.56%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.28%) MySQL
10 1 (0.28%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 43 (12.04%) Selenium
2 25 (7.00%) JIRA
3 11 (3.08%) Subversion
4 9 (2.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.24%) Bugzilla
6 7 (1.96%) FitNesse
7 6 (1.68%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.40%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.40%) TestDirector
8 5 (1.40%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.12%) Appium
9 4 (1.12%) Calabash
9 4 (1.12%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.12%) Robotium
10 3 (0.84%) JUnit
11 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 99 (27.73%) Finance
2 41 (11.48%) Retail
3 36 (10.08%) Banking
4 16 (4.48%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.64%) Marketing
6 12 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.68%) Games
7 6 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.40%) Law
8 5 (1.40%) Legal
8 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.84%) Billing
9 3 (0.84%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 148 (41.46%) Analyst
2 73 (20.45%) Test Analyst
3 62 (17.37%) Tester
4 40 (11.20%) Developer
5 34 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 31 (8.68%) QA Analyst
7 29 (8.12%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.88%) QA Tester
9 20 (5.60%) Consultant
10 18 (5.04%) Software Test Analyst
11 17 (4.76%) Test Consultant
12 16 (4.48%) Test Manager
13 13 (3.64%) C# Developer
14 12 (3.36%) Project Manager
14 12 (3.36%) Junior
14 12 (3.36%) QA Leader
15 11 (3.08%) Development Manager
15 11 (3.08%) Junior Tester
15 11 (3.08%) Test Leader
16 10 (2.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.81%) .NET
2 20 (5.60%) ASP.NET
3 18 (5.04%) HTML
4 14 (3.92%) HTML5
5 13 (3.64%) CSS
6 12 (3.36%) Web Services
6 12 (3.36%) XML
7 11 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 8 (2.24%) WPF
8 8 (2.24%) ISPF
8 8 (2.24%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.96%) WCF
10 6 (1.68%) MDX
10 6 (1.68%) RESTful
10 6 (1.68%) Flash
11 5 (1.40%) Ajax
12 4 (1.12%) WinForms
12 4 (1.12%) J2EE
12 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.08%) User Experience
5 8 (2.24%) Open Source
5 8 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.40%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.12%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.12%) Social Media
7 4 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.12%) E-Learning
7 4 (1.12%) Equities
8 3 (0.84%) Economics
9 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.56%) Blog
9 2 (0.56%) FMCG
9 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.96%) Windows
2 15 (4.20%) UNIX
3 10 (2.80%) Linux
4 6 (1.68%) Android
4 6 (1.68%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.12%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.56%) MVS
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) OS/400
7 1 (0.28%) zOS
7 1 (0.28%) AIX
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (40.62%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.21%) Test Scripting
3 64 (17.93%) Software Testing
4 63 (17.65%) Scrum
5 52 (14.57%) Mentoring
6 41 (11.48%) Business Analysis
6 41 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 39 (10.92%) Manual Testing
8 37 (10.36%) Project Management
9 28 (7.84%) System Testing
10 26 (7.28%) Automated Testing
11 25 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.44%) Coaching
13 20 (5.60%) Integration Testing
13 20 (5.60%) Change Management
13 20 (5.60%) TDD
14 19 (5.32%) Test Automation
14 19 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (5.32%) Line Management
15 17 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (24.37%) SQL
2 55 (15.41%) C#
3 28 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 17 (4.76%) Java
5 15 (4.20%) C++
6 14 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 9 (2.52%) VB
8 8 (2.24%) JCL
9 6 (1.68%) ActionScript
9 6 (1.68%) C
10 5 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.56%) VB6
13 1 (0.28%) Python
13 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (19.33%) ISEB
2 56 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 53 (14.85%) Degree
4 30 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (4.48%) Security Cleared
6 15 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.24%) VCP4
8 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.84%) MCPD
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.56%) HND
11 1 (0.28%) CCNP
11 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.24%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) COBIT
3 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) vSphere
4 1 (0.28%) XenApp
4 1 (0.28%) XenServer
4 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.24%) OpenView
1 8 (2.24%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.92%) HP
3 11 (3.08%) VMware
3 11 (3.08%) IBM
4 8 (2.24%) Intel
4 8 (2.24%) Lotus
5 7 (1.96%) Oracle
6 4 (1.12%) SAP
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco
7 2 (0.56%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.56%) Civica
7 2 (0.56%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.56%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.56%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.28%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (0.28%) Telerik
8 1 (0.28%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.28%) Aruba
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
QA
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £70000 - £150000 per annum + salary includes benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 to 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £32k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £157.50 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 8 days ago