Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 51 60
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 132 181 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.50% 4.66% 4.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.69% 35.56% 25.87%
Number of salaries quoted 95 154 188
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +19.72% -16.47%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,900 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £59,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% +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 746 509 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.76% 13.12% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 387 384 527
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,333
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.87% -2.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £24,349
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £76,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,500 £42,500 £41,333
% change year-on-year +7.06% +2.82% +3.33%

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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (34.85%) Scrum
3 45 (34.09%) Finance
4 31 (23.48%) Java
5 30 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 27 (20.45%) Project Management
6 27 (20.45%) Selenium
7 25 (18.94%) JavaScript
8 24 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (17.42%) WebDriver
10 20 (15.15%) C#
11 19 (14.39%) SQL
11 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
13 16 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (12.12%) Data Protection
13 16 (12.12%) TDD
13 16 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (11.36%) Jenkins
14 15 (11.36%) Presales
14 15 (11.36%) Degree
14 15 (11.36%) Service Delivery
14 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (11.36%) ITIL
15 14 (10.61%) Python
15 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.61%) Risk Management
15 14 (10.61%) Software Testing
15 14 (10.61%) BDD
16 13 (9.85%) DevOps

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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 10 (7.58%) Confluence
2 2 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.52%) Maya
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) assyst
1 7 (5.30%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.82%) GitHub
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.03%) BrowserStack
3 4 (3.03%) SaaS
4 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.55%) SMS
2 2 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.79%) MySQL
3 4 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.52%) Big Data
5 2 (1.52%) Power BI
5 2 (1.52%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) Bigtable
6 1 (0.76%) Flink
6 1 (0.76%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.76%) HBase
6 1 (0.76%) Impala
6 1 (0.76%) OLAP
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.76%) Riak
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (20.45%) Selenium
2 23 (17.42%) WebDriver
3 17 (12.88%) Visual Studio
4 15 (11.36%) Jenkins
5 13 (9.85%) JIRA
6 11 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 10 (7.58%) SpecFlow
8 8 (6.06%) TestNG
9 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.55%) Maven
10 4 (3.03%) Appium
10 4 (3.03%) JUnit
10 4 (3.03%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.03%) Robotium
11 3 (2.27%) Bower
11 3 (2.27%) Grunt
11 3 (2.27%) gulp
11 3 (2.27%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.27%) Vagrant
11 3 (2.27%) Yeoman
General
1 45 (34.09%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Publishing
2 11 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 8 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (18.94%) Analyst
2 22 (16.67%) Developer
3 19 (14.39%) Tester
4 16 (12.12%) Architect
5 15 (11.36%) Business Analyst
6 14 (10.61%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 12 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (7.58%) Senior Manager
8 10 (7.58%) Software Tester
9 9 (6.82%) QA Tester
9 9 (6.82%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (6.06%) Java Developer
10 8 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (6.06%) Senior Tester
10 8 (6.06%) Test Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Information Security Compliance Officer
11 7 (5.30%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (5.30%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 7 (5.30%) J2EE
2 7 (5.30%) jQuery
2 7 (5.30%) KnockoutJS
2 7 (5.30%) Spring
3 6 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.55%) Backbone.js
3 6 (4.55%) Ember.js
3 6 (4.55%) Ext JS
3 6 (4.55%) Hibernate
3 6 (4.55%) React
3 6 (4.55%) Web Services
4 5 (3.79%) XML
5 4 (3.03%) RESTful
6 3 (2.27%) LINQ
7 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.52%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.52%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.85%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.82%) Algorithms
4 9 (6.82%) Data Structures
4 9 (6.82%) Fintech
4 9 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (5.30%) CESG
5 7 (5.30%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (5.30%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.55%) PMI
7 4 (3.03%) CMDB
8 3 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (2.27%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) Blog
9 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (34.85%) Scrum
3 30 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 27 (20.45%) Project Management
5 24 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (12.12%) Data Protection
6 16 (12.12%) TDD
7 15 (11.36%) ITIL
7 15 (11.36%) Presales
7 15 (11.36%) Service Delivery
8 14 (10.61%) BDD
8 14 (10.61%) Risk Management
8 14 (10.61%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.85%) DevOps
9 13 (9.85%) Service Management
10 12 (9.09%) SDLC
10 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.33%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.48%) Java
2 25 (18.94%) JavaScript
3 20 (15.15%) C#
4 19 (14.39%) SQL
5 14 (10.61%) Python
6 8 (6.06%) Ruby
7 5 (3.79%) C
8 2 (1.52%) ABAP
8 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) Scala
9 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) Degree
2 9 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.30%) CISA
3 7 (5.30%) CISM
3 7 (5.30%) CISSP
3 7 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.03%) ISEB
6 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) GDPR
2 7 (5.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (5.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 7 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 7 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) P3O
4 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Atlassian
2 9 (6.82%) SAP
3 3 (2.27%) Oracle
3 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (2.27%) Tableau
4 2 (1.52%) CommVault
4 2 (1.52%) Dell
4 2 (1.52%) EMC
4 2 (1.52%) Google
4 2 (1.52%) Veritas
5 1 (0.76%) HP
5 1 (0.76%) IBM
5 1 (0.76%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.76%) Splunk
5 1 (0.76%) Vertica