Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 55 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 191 212 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.93% 4.45% 4.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.38% 25.12% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 148 166 182
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £20,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 525 844 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.56% 17.73% 14.31%
Number of salaries quoted 391 479 463
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £41,333 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.87% -2.75% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £63,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 98 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (50.79%) Test Automation
3 77 (40.31%) Selenium
4 68 (35.60%) SQL
5 55 (28.80%) Test Scripting
6 53 (27.75%) Java
7 45 (23.56%) Software Testing
8 44 (23.04%) Finance
8 44 (23.04%) Scrum
9 42 (21.99%) JIRA
10 40 (20.94%) BDD
11 37 (19.37%) Degree
12 35 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (16.23%) WebDriver
14 31 (16.23%) Cucumber
14 31 (16.23%) Migration
14 31 (16.23%) JavaScript
15 30 (15.71%) XML
16 28 (14.66%) C#
17 27 (14.14%) JMeter
17 27 (14.14%) ISTQB
17 27 (14.14%) Jenkins
18 26 (13.61%) E-Commerce
18 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
19 25 (13.09%) Open Source
20 24 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (12.57%) ITIL
21 23 (12.04%) Project Management
21 23 (12.04%) Computer Science

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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 17 (8.90%) JBoss
1 17 (8.90%) Tomcat
2 14 (7.33%) CMS
3 7 (3.66%) Drupal
4 6 (3.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.14%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.57%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.66%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.05%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) SAP CO
1 5 (2.62%) SAP FI
1 5 (2.62%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (3.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (3.66%) Datadog
3 7 (3.66%) GitHub
4 2 (1.05%) Office 365
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.33%) Ethernet
2 13 (6.81%) BGP
2 13 (6.81%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (6.81%) Cisco ISE
2 13 (6.81%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (6.81%) IPsec
2 13 (6.81%) MPLS
2 13 (6.81%) Network Security
2 13 (6.81%) OSPF
2 13 (6.81%) SNMP
2 13 (6.81%) SSL
2 13 (6.81%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.81%) VLAN
2 13 (6.81%) VPN
2 13 (6.81%) Wireless
3 5 (2.62%) Intranet
4 2 (1.05%) DHCP
4 2 (1.05%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.57%) MySQL
8 2 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.05%) DataStage
8 2 (1.05%) DB2
8 2 (1.05%) DecisionStream
8 2 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.52%) QGIS
9 1 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 77 (40.31%) Selenium
2 42 (21.99%) JIRA
3 31 (16.23%) Cucumber
3 31 (16.23%) WebDriver
4 27 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 27 (14.14%) JMeter
5 19 (9.95%) Maven
6 18 (9.42%) SoapUI
7 17 (8.90%) Bitbucket
7 17 (8.90%) Subversion
8 16 (8.38%) JBehave
9 14 (7.33%) WATIR
10 13 (6.81%) Git (software)
11 11 (5.76%) Appium
11 11 (5.76%) JUnit
11 11 (5.76%) TestNG
12 10 (5.24%) TestRail
12 10 (5.24%) Vagrant
13 9 (4.71%) Calabash
13 9 (4.71%) Eclipse
General
1 44 (23.04%) Finance
2 22 (11.52%) Banking
2 22 (11.52%) Retail
3 15 (7.85%) Financial Institution
4 13 (6.81%) Billing
4 13 (6.81%) Games
5 8 (4.19%) Marketing
6 6 (3.14%) Advertising
6 6 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.62%) Publishing
8 4 (2.09%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 52 (27.23%) Tester
2 49 (25.65%) Analyst
3 39 (20.42%) Test Analyst
4 28 (14.66%) QA Tester
4 28 (14.66%) Software Tester
5 25 (13.09%) QA Engineer
6 23 (12.04%) Developer
7 19 (9.95%) Automation Tester
8 18 (9.42%) Test Engineer
9 17 (8.90%) Software Analyst
9 17 (8.90%) Software Test Analyst
10 16 (8.38%) QA Analyst
10 16 (8.38%) QA Test Engineer
11 13 (6.81%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (6.81%) QA Leader
11 13 (6.81%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (6.81%) Senior Developer
11 13 (6.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 13 (6.81%) Team Leader
12 12 (6.28%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) XML
2 18 (9.42%) .NET
3 17 (8.90%) RESTful
4 16 (8.38%) Gherkin
5 14 (7.33%) HTML
6 13 (6.81%) Spring
7 12 (6.28%) CSS
8 10 (5.24%) REST
8 10 (5.24%) SOAP
9 9 (4.71%) JMS
9 9 (4.71%) MyFaces
10 8 (4.19%) Node.js
10 8 (4.19%) Web Services
11 7 (3.66%) Java EE
12 6 (3.14%) EJB
12 6 (3.14%) EJB 3.0
12 6 (3.14%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.14%) JPA
12 6 (3.14%) Sass
12 6 (3.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (12.04%) Computer Science
3 15 (7.85%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.81%) FlexPod
5 9 (4.71%) User Experience
6 8 (4.19%) Driving Licence
6 8 (4.19%) Fintech
7 6 (3.14%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.14%) Social Media
8 4 (2.09%) Life Science
8 4 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.09%) PMI
9 3 (1.57%) Digital Signage
9 3 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.05%) BBC
10 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.05%) SCADA
11 1 (0.52%) Blog
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.71%) Windows
2 6 (3.14%) Linux
3 5 (2.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.52%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (50.79%) Test Automation
3 55 (28.80%) Test Scripting
4 45 (23.56%) Software Testing
5 44 (23.04%) Scrum
6 40 (20.94%) BDD
7 31 (16.23%) Migration
8 26 (13.61%) E-Commerce
9 25 (13.09%) Open Source
10 24 (12.57%) ITIL
11 23 (12.04%) Project Management
12 21 (10.99%) Mentoring
12 21 (10.99%) SDLC
13 19 (9.95%) Service Delivery
14 18 (9.42%) Presales
14 18 (9.42%) Software Engineering
14 18 (9.42%) Time Management
14 18 (9.42%) Unit Testing
15 17 (8.90%) DevOps
16 16 (8.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (35.60%) SQL
2 53 (27.75%) Java
3 31 (16.23%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.66%) C#
5 17 (8.90%) Python
6 16 (8.38%) PHP
7 10 (5.24%) XPath
8 9 (4.71%) PowerShell
9 7 (3.66%) Perl
10 6 (3.14%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.09%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.57%) C
13 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.05%) C++
13 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.52%) Ada
14 1 (0.52%) Go
14 1 (0.52%) Ruby
14 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (19.37%) Degree
2 27 (14.14%) ISTQB
3 20 (10.47%) ISEB
4 18 (9.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (6.81%) CCNP
5 13 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.09%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.57%) SAP Certification
9 3 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.57%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.09%) IEC 62304
1 4 (2.09%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) MISRA
3 2 (1.05%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (6.28%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.52%) Firmware
3 1 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.81%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.66%) Capistrano
2 7 (3.66%) Pingdom
3 3 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 26 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.42%) HP
3 14 (7.33%) Oracle
4 13 (6.81%) Aruba
4 13 (6.81%) Brocade
4 13 (6.81%) CheckPoint
4 13 (6.81%) Cisco
4 13 (6.81%) F5
4 13 (6.81%) Fortinet
4 13 (6.81%) Meraki
4 13 (6.81%) SolarWinds
4 13 (6.81%) Sourcefire
5 8 (4.19%) SAP
6 7 (3.66%) CA Agile Central
6 7 (3.66%) Rackspace
6 7 (3.66%) Splunk
7 6 (3.14%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.05%) Allen-Bradley
8 2 (1.05%) Cognos
8 2 (1.05%) Rockwell