Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 49 73
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 140 199 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.84% 4.79% 3.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.83% 28.63% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 99 138 152
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £20,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.11%

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 503 695 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.78% 16.72% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 352 426 459
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £66,300
West Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +8.97%

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

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 65 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.43%) SQL
3 49 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 40 (28.57%) Selenium
5 38 (27.14%) Finance
6 34 (24.29%) Java
7 29 (20.71%) Degree
7 29 (20.71%) SDLC
8 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 25 (17.86%) Software Testing
10 24 (17.14%) Scrum
10 24 (17.14%) BDD
11 23 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
11 23 (16.43%) Retail
11 23 (16.43%) Computer Science
12 22 (15.71%) XML
12 22 (15.71%) Test Scripting
13 21 (15.00%) Windows
14 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
15 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (12.86%) WebDriver
16 18 (12.86%) Banking
16 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
17 17 (12.14%) Subversion
17 17 (12.14%) JIRA
17 17 (12.14%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (11.43%) .NET

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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 14 (10.00%) CMS
2 13 (9.29%) JBoss
2 13 (9.29%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.00%) Drupal
3 7 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (5.00%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.57%) Apache
5 3 (2.14%) Confluence
5 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.14%) WordPress
6 2 (1.43%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.43%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.14%) HipChat
6 2 (1.43%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) SAP CO
1 4 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 4 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (5.00%) Datadog
4 7 (5.00%) GitHub
5 2 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.43%) IaaS
5 2 (1.43%) Office 365
5 2 (1.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.29%) BGP
2 6 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (4.29%) Cisco ISE
2 6 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (4.29%) IPsec
2 6 (4.29%) MPLS
2 6 (4.29%) Network Security
2 6 (4.29%) OSPF
2 6 (4.29%) SNMP
2 6 (4.29%) SSL
2 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.29%) VLAN
2 6 (4.29%) VPN
2 6 (4.29%) Wireless
3 2 (1.43%) AMQP
3 2 (1.43%) DHCP
3 2 (1.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Modbus
4 1 (0.71%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.86%) MySQL
6 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.14%) Big Data
8 2 (1.43%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (1.43%) DataStage
8 2 (1.43%) DecisionStream
8 2 (1.43%) GIS
8 2 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.43%) Power BI
8 2 (1.43%) QGIS
8 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 40 (28.57%) Selenium
2 18 (12.86%) WebDriver
3 17 (12.14%) JIRA
3 17 (12.14%) Subversion
4 15 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.71%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 14 (10.00%) Maven
6 12 (8.57%) SoapUI
7 11 (7.86%) Git (software)
7 11 (7.86%) JMeter
8 8 (5.71%) Appium
8 8 (5.71%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.71%) Vagrant
9 7 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (5.00%) Codeship
9 7 (5.00%) GoCD
9 7 (5.00%) JBehave
9 7 (5.00%) TeamCity
9 7 (5.00%) WATIR
General
1 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 23 (16.43%) Retail
3 18 (12.86%) Banking
4 15 (10.71%) Financial Institution
5 12 (8.57%) Manufacturing
6 10 (7.14%) Publishing
7 8 (5.71%) Marketing
8 6 (4.29%) Billing
9 4 (2.86%) Advertising
9 4 (2.86%) Games
9 4 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.71%) Automotive
10 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (21.43%) Analyst
2 27 (19.29%) Tester
3 19 (13.57%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.86%) Developer
5 15 (10.71%) Architect
6 13 (9.29%) Software Tester
7 12 (8.57%) Automation Tester
7 12 (8.57%) QA Tester
8 11 (7.86%) Java Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (6.43%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) QA Leader
11 8 (5.71%) SAP Architect
11 8 (5.71%) Software Analyst
11 8 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (4.29%) QA Test Engineer
12 6 (4.29%) SAP Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (4.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.71%) XML
2 16 (11.43%) .NET
3 15 (10.71%) HTML
4 12 (8.57%) Spring
5 9 (6.43%) CSS
5 9 (6.43%) RESTful
6 8 (5.71%) Node.js
6 8 (5.71%) REST
6 8 (5.71%) Web Services
7 7 (5.00%) Gherkin
7 7 (5.00%) JMS
8 5 (3.57%) Java EE
8 5 (3.57%) MyFaces
8 5 (3.57%) SOAP
9 4 (2.86%) EJB
9 4 (2.86%) EJB 3.0
9 4 (2.86%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.86%) JPA
9 4 (2.86%) Sass
9 4 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.43%) Computer Science
2 19 (13.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.43%) User Experience
5 6 (4.29%) FlexPod
5 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.86%) Life Science
6 4 (2.86%) PMI
6 4 (2.86%) Social Media
7 3 (2.14%) Digital Signage
7 3 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.14%) Fintech
7 3 (2.14%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (2.14%) Online Games
7 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.00%) Windows
2 10 (7.14%) Unix
3 8 (5.71%) Linux
4 3 (2.14%) Android
4 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.43%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (1.43%) SafeRTOS
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 29 (20.71%) SDLC
4 25 (17.86%) Software Testing
5 24 (17.14%) BDD
5 24 (17.14%) Scrum
6 22 (15.71%) Test Scripting
7 19 (13.57%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (13.57%) Software Engineering
8 16 (11.43%) Presales
9 15 (10.71%) Migration
10 14 (10.00%) ITIL
10 14 (10.00%) Open Source
10 14 (10.00%) Project Management
10 14 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 13 (9.29%) Collateral Management
11 13 (9.29%) Integration Testing
12 12 (8.57%) ETL
12 12 (8.57%) Regression Testing
12 12 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) SQL
2 34 (24.29%) Java
3 25 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.71%) C#
4 15 (10.71%) Python
5 12 (8.57%) PHP
6 9 (6.43%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.00%) Perl
7 7 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.29%) XPath
9 3 (2.14%) C
9 3 (2.14%) Scala
10 2 (1.43%) C++
10 2 (1.43%) COBOL
10 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.43%) R
10 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.71%) Ada
11 1 (0.71%) Go
11 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (20.71%) Degree
2 17 (12.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (10.00%) ISEB
4 9 (6.43%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.29%) CCNP
5 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.29%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (1.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.29%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.86%) IEC 62304
2 4 (2.86%) ISO 13485
3 3 (2.14%) SLA
4 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.43%) MISRA
4 2 (1.43%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Docker
2 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.43%) HDFS
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) Capistrano
1 7 (5.00%) Pingdom
2 6 (4.29%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.57%) Oracle
3 9 (6.43%) SAP
4 7 (5.00%) HP
4 7 (5.00%) Rackspace
4 7 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 7 (5.00%) Splunk
5 6 (4.29%) Aruba
5 6 (4.29%) Brocade
5 6 (4.29%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.29%) Cisco
5 6 (4.29%) F5
5 6 (4.29%) Fortinet
5 6 (4.29%) Meraki
5 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.29%) Sourcefire
6 4 (2.86%) IBM
7 3 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.14%) Cognos
7 3 (2.14%) Tableau