The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 1.95% 5.02% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 65.00% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 5
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
9 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 3.50% 7.72% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 13 18
Average salary £39,000 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £32,500 £28,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

QA
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Worcester -9 5 £39,000 +4.00%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) CMMI
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) Coaching
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 3 (15.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) JIRA
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) SaaS
7 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) .NET

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Software Manager
2 3 (15.00%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Tester
2 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (15.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate Software Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (45.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 5 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) CMMI
6 4 (20.00%) Kanban
6 4 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) SAP
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40k - £50k per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: 5 days ago