The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 48 73
Rank change year-on-year -10 +25  
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 110 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.02% 4.59% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.86% 25.11% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 58 95 57
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £82,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 256 438 249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.03% 18.26% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 188 284 203
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Birmingham

QA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham.

Salary trend for QA in Birmingham

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 106 (60.23%) Test Automation
2 94 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (40.34%) Selenium
4 54 (30.68%) SQL
5 49 (27.84%) Test Scripting
6 42 (23.86%) Scrum
7 40 (22.73%) Software Testing
8 38 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
10 35 (19.89%) Java
11 34 (19.32%) E-Commerce
11 34 (19.32%) Degree
12 33 (18.75%) Finance
13 32 (18.18%) C#
14 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
15 28 (15.91%) JIRA
15 28 (15.91%) Manual Testing
16 26 (14.77%) WebDriver
16 26 (14.77%) BDD
16 26 (14.77%) .NET
17 25 (14.20%) JMeter
18 24 (13.64%) XML
18 24 (13.64%) TDD
19 23 (13.07%) ISTQB
19 23 (13.07%) HTML
19 23 (13.07%) ISEB
19 23 (13.07%) Cucumber
20 21 (11.93%) Test Strategy
20 21 (11.93%) Unit Testing
20 21 (11.93%) SOAP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (3.98%) Apache
1 7 (3.98%) Apache Spark
1 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.57%) CMS
2 1 (0.57%) Drupal
2 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.98%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) assyst
1 4 (2.27%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.27%) HTTP
2 3 (1.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.14%) BGP
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.14%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.14%) Intranet
3 2 (1.14%) IPsec
3 2 (1.14%) MPLS
3 2 (1.14%) Network Security
3 2 (1.14%) OSPF
3 2 (1.14%) SNMP
3 2 (1.14%) SSL
3 2 (1.14%) VLAN
3 2 (1.14%) VPN
3 2 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.52%) Big Data
4 8 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.98%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.98%) Power BI
6 4 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.14%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) MySQL
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.57%) OLAP
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.57%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.57%) Riak
Development Applications
1 71 (40.34%) Selenium
2 28 (15.91%) JIRA
3 26 (14.77%) WebDriver
4 25 (14.20%) JMeter
5 23 (13.07%) Cucumber
6 14 (7.95%) Visual Studio
7 12 (6.82%) JUnit
8 11 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 9 (5.11%) eggPlant
9 9 (5.11%) JBehave
9 9 (5.11%) Ranorex
9 9 (5.11%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (5.11%) WATIR
10 7 (3.98%) TestNG
11 6 (3.41%) Jenkins
12 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.70%) Concordion
13 3 (1.70%) MSBuild
13 3 (1.70%) The Grinder
General
1 33 (18.75%) Finance
2 17 (9.66%) Retail
3 11 (6.25%) Games
4 9 (5.11%) Legal
5 8 (4.55%) Banking
6 5 (2.84%) Automotive
7 3 (1.70%) Local Government
7 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.14%) Back Office
8 2 (1.14%) Billing
8 2 (1.14%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Tester
2 45 (25.57%) Analyst
3 40 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 34 (19.32%) Software Tester
5 29 (16.48%) QA Tester
6 25 (14.20%) Developer
7 18 (10.23%) Software Analyst
7 18 (10.23%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (9.66%) Senior Developer
9 16 (9.09%) QA Engineer
9 16 (9.09%) Team Leader
10 13 (7.39%) .NET Developer
11 12 (6.82%) Automation Tester
11 12 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
12 10 (5.68%) Agile Developer
12 10 (5.68%) Selenium Tester
12 10 (5.68%) Senior Agile Developer
12 10 (5.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (5.68%) Software QA Tester
12 10 (5.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.77%) .NET
2 24 (13.64%) XML
3 23 (13.07%) HTML
4 21 (11.93%) SOAP
5 19 (10.80%) REST
6 17 (9.66%) Web Services
7 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (7.39%) CSS
8 12 (6.82%) AngularJS
8 12 (6.82%) JSON
9 10 (5.68%) .NET Framework
9 10 (5.68%) WCF
10 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET
10 9 (5.11%) Gherkin
10 9 (5.11%) HTML5
11 6 (3.41%) jQuery
11 6 (3.41%) RESTful
12 5 (2.84%) Middleware
13 4 (2.27%) Spring
14 3 (1.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (21.59%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.52%) Fintech
3 10 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.11%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.11%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.98%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.27%) CESG
6 4 (2.27%) EPoS
6 4 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.27%) iPhone
6 4 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.70%) Blog
7 3 (1.70%) User Experience
8 2 (1.14%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.14%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.68%) Windows
2 7 (3.98%) Android
3 5 (2.84%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.27%) Linux
5 3 (1.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (60.23%) Test Automation
2 94 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (27.84%) Test Scripting
4 42 (23.86%) Scrum
5 40 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 34 (19.32%) E-Commerce
7 28 (15.91%) Manual Testing
8 26 (14.77%) BDD
9 24 (13.64%) TDD
10 21 (11.93%) Test Strategy
10 21 (11.93%) Unit Testing
11 19 (10.80%) Migration
12 17 (9.66%) ITIL
12 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 15 (8.52%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.52%) Non-Functional Testing
14 15 (8.52%) Project Management
15 12 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.68%) SQL
2 35 (19.89%) Java
3 32 (18.18%) C#
4 20 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.39%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.70%) Perl
6 3 (1.70%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.57%) Scala
8 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (19.32%) Degree
2 23 (13.07%) ISEB
2 23 (13.07%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.27%) CISA
6 4 (2.27%) CISM
6 4 (2.27%) CISSP
6 4 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.14%) CCNP
7 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.14%) GNVQ
7 2 (1.14%) HND
7 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.14%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) PMO
2 7 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.70%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.14%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
1 1 (0.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.14%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.39%) Oracle
3 8 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (4.55%) Tableau
4 4 (2.27%) HP
4 4 (2.27%) SAP
5 2 (1.14%) Aruba
5 2 (1.14%) Brocade
5 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco
5 2 (1.14%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.14%) F5
5 2 (1.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (1.14%) Meraki
5 2 (1.14%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.14%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.57%) Twitter
6 1 (0.57%) Vertica
6 1 (0.57%) Zend
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £32500.00 - £35400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago