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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 17 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 2.85% 5.59% 6.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 51.52% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 10
Median salary £34,000 £38,750 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.25% -6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £22,250 £34,900
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £43,750 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
24 33 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 8.54% 10.86% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 20
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £23,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £60,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram 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 23 July 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 -11 4 £62,500 +62.33%
Redditch +14 3 £30,000 -33.33%
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 14 (41.18%) Scrum
4 13 (38.24%) Selenium
5 12 (35.29%) Mobile App
6 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
6 11 (32.35%) jQuery
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
8 8 (23.53%) HTML5
8 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 8 (23.53%) HTML
8 8 (23.53%) CSS
8 8 (23.53%) XHTML
8 8 (23.53%) Firebug
8 8 (23.53%) Fiddler
8 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
8 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) Windows
10 6 (17.65%) Java
10 6 (17.65%) ISEB
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement

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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (38.24%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) Fiddler
2 8 (23.53%) Firebug
3 3 (8.82%) NUnit
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 12 (35.29%) Test Analyst
3 10 (29.41%) Tester
4 8 (23.53%) QA Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Software Tester
5 5 (14.71%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Lead Tester
7 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Software Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.94%) Head of Testing
9 1 (2.94%) QA Leader
9 1 (2.94%) QA Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) jQuery
2 8 (23.53%) CSS
2 8 (23.53%) HTML
2 8 (23.53%) HTML5
2 8 (23.53%) XHTML
3 3 (8.82%) Ajax
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Scrum
3 9 (26.47%) Test Strategy
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Manual Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.71%) High Availability
6 5 (14.71%) Information Security
6 5 (14.71%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (14.71%) Patch Management
6 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (14.71%) Security Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) Security Management
6 5 (14.71%) Security Patching
6 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) C
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISEB
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (14.71%) DBS Check
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (14.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Backup Exec
1 5 (14.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco
3 5 (14.71%) Symantec
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Kaspersky
4 2 (5.88%) WatchGuard