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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 3.76% 1.57% 6.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 72.73% 36.36% 62.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 17
Average salary £31,250 £23,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.86% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £33,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 11 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 5.16% 4.31% 10.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 27
Average salary £31,500 £21,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £18,600 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £42,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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
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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 -4 6 £29,250 +27.17%
Malvern - 1 £45,000 -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Line Management
3 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (33.33%) Coaching
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (28.57%) HTML
4 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 6 (28.57%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) OO
4 6 (28.57%) OOD
4 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
5 5 (23.81%) SOA
5 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
7 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) System Testing
7 3 (14.29%) IIS
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) XSL
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (14.29%) Relational Database

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Senior Developer
1 6 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
1 6 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 5 (23.81%) ScrumMaster
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) XSL
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Line Management
3 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (33.33%) Coaching
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) OO
4 6 (28.57%) OOD
4 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 5 (23.81%) SOA
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 3 (14.29%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Cyber Security
7 2 (9.52%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C#
1 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Splunk
2 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm