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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.48% 3.90% 5.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 75.00% 86.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 8
Median salary £31,500 £38,250 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -1.92%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
10 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.95% 5.19% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 10
Median salary £31,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -3.84%
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 26 September 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 4 £33,250 -11.33%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
3 8 (53.33%) jQuery
4 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) XHTML
6 5 (33.33%) Firebug
6 5 (33.33%) Fiddler
6 5 (33.33%) HTML5
7 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
7 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
8 3 (20.00%) Remote Testing
8 3 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Back Office
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel

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 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 5 (33.33%) Firebug
3 3 (20.00%) NUnit
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) QA Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Software QA Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
5 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Head of Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) HTML5
2 5 (33.33%) XHTML
3 3 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Automated Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Remote Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard