Period
to 17 February 2019

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 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 62 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 144 144 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.48% 3.95% 4.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 16.96% 28.92% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 98 102 137
Birmingham median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,250 £30,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £64,733 £65,000 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 849 498 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.44% 13.65% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 365 349 425
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,450 £24,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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

QA
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for QA.

1 61 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.42%) Selenium
3 46 (31.94%) JavaScript
4 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 42 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 35 (24.31%) Project Management
6 27 (18.75%) SQL
7 26 (18.06%) IT Strategy
8 25 (17.36%) C#
9 24 (16.67%) Java
10 23 (15.97%) Scrum
10 23 (15.97%) DevOps
11 21 (14.58%) Presales
11 21 (14.58%) HTML
11 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (14.58%) JIRA
12 20 (13.89%) Degree
12 20 (13.89%) JUnit
12 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (13.89%) CSS
13 19 (13.19%) JMeter
13 19 (13.19%) WebDriver
14 18 (12.50%) Data Protection
14 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 18 (12.50%) GDPR
15 17 (11.81%) Publishing
15 17 (11.81%) CMDB
15 17 (11.81%) TestNG
15 17 (11.81%) Software Engineering
16 16 (11.11%) Git (software)

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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 12 (8.33%) Confluence
2 9 (6.25%) Drupal
3 6 (4.17%) Apache
3 6 (4.17%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Marvel
Applications
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.69%) ArchiCAD
3 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.69%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.69%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SAP HCM
1 3 (2.08%) SAP HR
1 3 (2.08%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.64%) GitHub
3 9 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.78%) npm
5 4 (2.78%) Office 365
6 3 (2.08%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 3 (2.08%) Slack
6 3 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (2.08%) Trello
7 2 (1.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Boomi
8 1 (0.69%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) NetScaler
2 9 (6.25%) SSL
3 4 (2.78%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.08%) BGP
4 3 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.08%) EIGRP
4 3 (2.08%) Firewall
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) Intranet
4 3 (2.08%) IPsec
4 3 (2.08%) LAN
4 3 (2.08%) MPLS
4 3 (2.08%) OSPF
4 3 (2.08%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (2.08%) VLAN
4 3 (2.08%) VPLS
4 3 (2.08%) VPN
4 3 (2.08%) WAN
4 3 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.86%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.17%) Big Data
3 6 (4.17%) EDMS
3 6 (4.17%) GIS
3 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
5 3 (2.08%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.39%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.39%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 51 (35.42%) Selenium
2 21 (14.58%) JIRA
3 20 (13.89%) JUnit
4 19 (13.19%) JMeter
4 19 (13.19%) WebDriver
5 17 (11.81%) TestNG
6 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 16 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
8 13 (9.03%) SoapUI
9 12 (8.33%) Visual Studio
10 6 (4.17%) Gatling
10 6 (4.17%) Protractor
11 5 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.78%) CircleCI
12 4 (2.78%) Gradle
12 4 (2.78%) JBehave
12 4 (2.78%) PHPUnit
13 2 (1.39%) Katalon Studio
13 2 (1.39%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (11.81%) Publishing
2 10 (6.94%) Finance
3 7 (4.86%) Law
4 5 (3.47%) Marketing
5 4 (2.78%) Retail
6 2 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (15.97%) Developer
2 18 (12.50%) Architect
3 14 (9.72%) Consultant
3 14 (9.72%) Technical Architect
4 12 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 12 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) Tester
5 9 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
6 7 (4.86%) Graduate
7 6 (4.17%) Development Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Graduate Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Graduate Software Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Java Developer in Test
7 6 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Senior QA Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Software Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Software Development Consultant
8 5 (3.47%) CAD Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) HTML
2 20 (13.89%) CSS
3 13 (9.03%) .NET
4 12 (8.33%) Web Services
5 10 (6.94%) React
6 9 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.25%) LAMP
7 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET
7 7 (4.86%) XML
8 6 (4.17%) Kafka
8 6 (4.17%) SOAP
9 5 (3.47%) Laravel
9 5 (3.47%) Node.js
9 5 (3.47%) REST
9 5 (3.47%) Sass
10 4 (2.78%) Backbone.js
10 4 (2.78%) CSS3
10 4 (2.78%) HTML5
10 4 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (2.78%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.81%) CMDB
3 9 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 9 (6.25%) NHS
3 9 (6.25%) PMI
4 8 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.86%) User Experience
6 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.69%) Robotics
8 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.78%) Android
1 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
1 4 (2.78%) Windows
2 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (29.17%) Test Automation
3 35 (24.31%) Project Management
4 26 (18.06%) IT Strategy
5 23 (15.97%) DevOps
5 23 (15.97%) Scrum
6 21 (14.58%) Presales
7 18 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 17 (11.81%) Software Engineering
9 16 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (10.42%) OOP
11 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (9.72%) Due Diligence
11 14 (9.72%) Gantt Chart
11 14 (9.72%) IT Governance
12 13 (9.03%) BDD
13 12 (8.33%) SDLC
13 12 (8.33%) Test Strategy
13 12 (8.33%) Web Development
14 11 (7.64%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.94%) JavaScript
2 27 (18.75%) SQL
3 25 (17.36%) C#
4 24 (16.67%) Java
5 16 (11.11%) Python
6 9 (6.25%) PHP
7 6 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.47%) C
9 3 (2.08%) ABAP
10 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.89%) Degree
2 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
2 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) CCA
3 10 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (6.94%) ISEB
4 9 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 7 (4.86%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.08%) CCNP
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.08%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (9.03%) XenApp
2 13 (9.03%) XenDesktop
3 10 (6.94%) vSphere
3 10 (6.94%) XenServer
4 5 (3.47%) Docker
5 3 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) XenMobile
2 4 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.03%) Citrix
2 13 (9.03%) VMware
3 9 (6.25%) Google
4 8 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.56%) Dell
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle
6 6 (4.17%) SAP
7 4 (2.78%) Apple
7 4 (2.78%) CommVault
7 4 (2.78%) EMC
7 4 (2.78%) Veritas
8 3 (2.08%) Aruba
8 3 (2.08%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.08%) Meraki
8 3 (2.08%) NetApp
8 3 (2.08%) Okta
8 3 (2.08%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.08%) ProCurve
8 3 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless