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 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 20 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 5.63% 6.20% 1.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.28% 43.24% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 4
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £39,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £49,300 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
39 37 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 10.99% 14.34% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 18
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,100 £62,500
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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -14 11 £37,500 -6.25%
Redditch +14 4 £28,750 -36.11% 1
Stourport-on-Severn - 2 - -
Malvern - 1 - -
QA
West Midlands

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
4 11 (27.50%) Selenium
4 11 (27.50%) jQuery
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (25.00%) SDLC
6 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.00%) Firebug
7 8 (20.00%) Fiddler
7 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.00%) HTML5
7 8 (20.00%) CSS
7 8 (20.00%) HTML
7 8 (20.00%) XHTML
7 8 (20.00%) Finance
8 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.50%) VMware
8 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.50%) Java
9 6 (15.00%) SAP
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.00%) ISEB
9 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
9 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
9 6 (15.00%) Electronics

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 8 (20.00%) Firebug
3 3 (7.50%) NUnit
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (5.00%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Electronics
2 6 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (15.00%) Marketing
2 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (12.50%) Legal
4 3 (7.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Tester
2 13 (32.50%) Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Lead Tester
6 4 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Software Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Software Development Director
8 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Head of Testing
9 1 (2.50%) QA Leader
9 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) jQuery
2 8 (20.00%) CSS
2 8 (20.00%) HTML
2 8 (20.00%) HTML5
2 8 (20.00%) XHTML
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) Ajax
4 3 (7.50%) XML
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) SDLC
4 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (15.00%) Programme Management
8 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 5 (12.50%) High Availability
8 5 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
8 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
8 5 (12.50%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) C
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
1 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 5 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) SAP
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 5 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Kaspersky
5 2 (5.00%) WatchGuard
Redditch, Worcestershire
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
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