Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 50 62
Rank change year-on-year -21 +12 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 137 193 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.77% 4.97% 4.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.68% 36.76% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 99 152 165
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £24,450 £27,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £64,733 £65,000 £63,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -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 775 525 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.34% 13.52% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 369 395 485
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,162
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.32% -3.15%
10th Percentile £27,400 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,050 £66,250 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 68 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (31.39%) Selenium
3 42 (30.66%) Scrum
4 39 (28.47%) Test Automation
5 38 (27.74%) JavaScript
6 34 (24.82%) Finance
7 32 (23.36%) Java
8 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
8 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
9 25 (18.25%) Project Management
10 24 (17.52%) Degree
11 22 (16.06%) JIRA
11 22 (16.06%) C#
11 22 (16.06%) IT Strategy
12 20 (14.60%) Cucumber
12 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
12 20 (14.60%) Python
12 20 (14.60%) Data Protection
13 18 (13.14%) SQL
14 17 (12.41%) Confluence
14 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
15 16 (11.68%) Jenkins
15 16 (11.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (11.68%) TDD
16 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
16 15 (10.95%) Service Delivery
16 15 (10.95%) BDD
16 15 (10.95%) GitHub
16 15 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
16 15 (10.95%) Presales

QA
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 (12.41%) Confluence
2 9 (6.57%) Drupal
3 4 (2.92%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.19%) Apache
4 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (5.84%) MS Visio
3 8 (5.84%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.46%) Maya
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) assyst
1 5 (3.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.95%) GitHub
2 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.19%) Slack
5 3 (2.19%) Trello
6 2 (1.46%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.73%) Boomi
7 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) SSL
2 4 (2.92%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.46%) Internet
4 1 (0.73%) BGP
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.73%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.73%) Firewall
4 1 (0.73%) IPsec
4 1 (0.73%) LAN
4 1 (0.73%) MPLS
4 1 (0.73%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.73%) OSPF
4 1 (0.73%) SMS
4 1 (0.73%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (0.73%) VLAN
4 1 (0.73%) VPLS
4 1 (0.73%) VPN
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
4 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.92%) Big Data
2 4 (2.92%) MySQL
2 4 (2.92%) Power BI
3 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.19%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.46%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.73%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (31.39%) Selenium
2 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
3 22 (16.06%) JIRA
4 20 (14.60%) Cucumber
5 16 (11.68%) Jenkins
6 13 (9.49%) Visual Studio
7 12 (8.76%) JUnit
8 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
8 11 (8.03%) SoapUI
9 10 (7.30%) JMeter
9 10 (7.30%) TestNG
10 6 (4.38%) Protractor
10 6 (4.38%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.92%) CircleCI
11 4 (2.92%) JBehave
11 4 (2.92%) PHPUnit
11 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.46%) Appium
12 2 (1.46%) Ranorex
12 2 (1.46%) Robotium
General
1 34 (24.82%) Finance
2 9 (6.57%) Publishing
3 5 (3.65%) Marketing
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 4 (2.92%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Developer
2 16 (11.68%) Analyst
2 16 (11.68%) Architect
2 16 (11.68%) Tester
3 10 (7.30%) QA Engineer
3 10 (7.30%) Software Tester
4 8 (5.84%) Automation Tester
4 8 (5.84%) Coordinator
4 8 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (5.84%) Project Coordinator
4 8 (5.84%) QA Tester
4 8 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (5.84%) Technical Architect
4 8 (5.84%) Test Analyst
5 7 (5.11%) Software QA Tester
5 7 (5.11%) Team Leader
6 6 (4.38%) Java Developer
6 6 (4.38%) QA Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) QA Test Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.49%) AngularJS
2 11 (8.03%) HTML
3 10 (7.30%) .NET
3 10 (7.30%) Backbone.js
3 10 (7.30%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (6.57%) LAMP
4 9 (6.57%) React
4 9 (6.57%) XML
5 8 (5.84%) Web Services
6 7 (5.11%) J2EE
6 7 (5.11%) jQuery
7 6 (4.38%) Ember.js
7 6 (4.38%) Ext JS
7 6 (4.38%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.38%) Spring
8 5 (3.65%) CSS
8 5 (3.65%) CSS3
8 5 (3.65%) HTML5
9 4 (2.92%) SOAP
9 4 (2.92%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.76%) Algorithms
2 12 (8.76%) Data Structures
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.57%) CMDB
4 9 (6.57%) NHS
5 8 (5.84%) PMI
6 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.65%) CESG
8 5 (3.65%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.92%) Fintech
9 4 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.46%) User Experience
12 1 (0.73%) Blog
12 1 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.73%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.92%) Android
1 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (49.64%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (30.66%) Scrum
3 39 (28.47%) Test Automation
4 25 (18.25%) Project Management
5 22 (16.06%) IT Strategy
6 20 (14.60%) Data Protection
7 16 (11.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (11.68%) TDD
8 15 (10.95%) BDD
8 15 (10.95%) Presales
8 15 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (10.95%) Service Delivery
8 15 (10.95%) Software Engineering
9 14 (10.22%) DevOps
9 14 (10.22%) ITIL
10 13 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (9.49%) IT Governance
10 13 (9.49%) Manual Testing
10 13 (9.49%) Service Management
10 13 (9.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) JavaScript
2 32 (23.36%) Java
3 22 (16.06%) C#
4 20 (14.60%) Python
5 18 (13.14%) SQL
6 5 (3.65%) C
7 4 (2.92%) Ruby
8 3 (2.19%) ABAP
8 3 (2.19%) PHP
9 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (17.52%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) PMI Certification
3 7 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.65%) CISA
4 5 (3.65%) CISM
4 5 (3.65%) CISSP
4 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.92%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.19%) ISEB
7 2 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.73%) CCA
8 1 (0.73%) CCNP
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.73%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.22%) GDPR
2 5 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 5 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.73%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.46%) XenApp
2 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.73%) vSphere
3 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.73%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.73%) Kibana
2 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.38%) Dell
4 5 (3.65%) Google
5 4 (2.92%) Apple
5 4 (2.92%) CommVault
5 4 (2.92%) EMC
5 4 (2.92%) SAP
5 4 (2.92%) Veritas
6 3 (2.19%) Okta
6 3 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.46%) Citrix
7 2 (1.46%) VMware
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco
8 1 (0.73%) HP
8 1 (0.73%) IBM
8 1 (0.73%) Juniper
8 1 (0.73%) NetApp
8 1 (0.73%) OutSystems
8 1 (0.73%) ProCurve