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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 28 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 5.35% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.00% 42.86% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 3
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
20 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 8.23% 3.65% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 6
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £31,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
Worcester +8 10 £48,750 +50.00% 4
Redditch - 2 £19,500 - 1
Malvern - 1 - - 1
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Electronics
3 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 6 (31.58%) SAP
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
3 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
3 6 (31.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (31.58%) Marketing
3 6 (31.58%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
3 6 (31.58%) BDD
3 6 (31.58%) SDLC
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
5 4 (21.05%) Coaching
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
1 2 (10.53%) Firebug
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Electronics
2 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
2 6 (31.58%) Marketing
2 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Development Director
4 2 (10.53%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XHTML
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) BDD
2 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (31.58%) Programme Management
2 6 (31.58%) SDLC
3 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 per annum + + 5% pension, 20% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Pracctice Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago