The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.34% 2.01% 5.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.45% 50.00% 64.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 9
Median salary £31,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,600 £34,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £41,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
QA
West Midlands

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 Worcestershire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
11 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 5.14% 4.02% 9.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 17
Median salary £31,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £23,400 £33,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £45,600
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

The demand trend of job ads across the Worcestershire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

QA
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region.

QA Salary Trend in Worcestershire

QA
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Worcester +5 3 £31,500 -19.23%
Redditch - 1 £30,000 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Selenium
3 14 (56.00%) Scrum
4 13 (52.00%) SQL
5 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (36.00%) Mobile App
7 8 (32.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (32.00%) jQuery
7 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
9 6 (24.00%) SDLC
9 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (24.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) HTML
10 5 (20.00%) CSS
10 5 (20.00%) XHTML
10 5 (20.00%) HTML5
10 5 (20.00%) Firebug
10 5 (20.00%) Fiddler
10 5 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
11 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
11 4 (16.00%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 5 (20.00%) Firebug
3 3 (12.00%) NUnit
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (8.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (12.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) QA Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Lead Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Head of Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.00%) QA Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) jQuery
2 5 (20.00%) CSS
2 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) HTML5
2 5 (20.00%) XHTML
3 3 (12.00%) Ajax
4 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (24.00%) SDLC
6 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Remote Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) ISEB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Kaspersky
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec