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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 61 62
Rank change year-on-year +21 +1  
Permanent jobs citing QA 96 79 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.35% 3.42% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.99% 25.00% 28.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75 60 47
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,050 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 291 316 221
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.20% 13.67% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 222 237 178
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Birmingham

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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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 101 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (33.50%) Selenium
3 54 (27.41%) SQL
4 47 (23.86%) Finance
5 43 (21.83%) Java
6 42 (21.32%) C#
6 42 (21.32%) HTML
7 40 (20.30%) .NET
7 40 (20.30%) Scrum
7 40 (20.30%) Degree
8 38 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (18.78%) Test Scripting
9 37 (18.78%) SQL Server
10 36 (18.27%) E-Commerce
10 36 (18.27%) Manual Testing
11 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
11 32 (16.24%) Microsoft
12 30 (15.23%) Software Testing
12 30 (15.23%) BDD
13 27 (13.71%) Automated Testing
13 27 (13.71%) TDD
13 27 (13.71%) WebDriver
14 26 (13.20%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (12.69%) Test Strategy
15 25 (12.69%) Automation Testing
15 25 (12.69%) ISEB
15 25 (12.69%) Visual Studio
15 25 (12.69%) CSS
16 24 (12.18%) ITIL
16 24 (12.18%) ASP.NET

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Top Related 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 13 (6.60%) Apache
1 13 (6.60%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.58%) IIS
3 8 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.02%) Drupal
5 2 (1.02%) JBoss
5 2 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.51%) CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.60%) MS Office
3 6 (3.05%) MS Project
4 4 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.51%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.51%) InVision
Business Applications
1 14 (7.11%) assyst
1 14 (7.11%) Sentinel
2 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.52%) IaaS
3 3 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.08%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.78%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.61%) Big Data
3 13 (6.60%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.54%) DB2
4 5 (2.54%) MySQL
5 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.02%) Power BI
7 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) Flink
8 1 (0.51%) Impala
8 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.51%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.51%) Riak
8 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 66 (33.50%) Selenium
2 27 (13.71%) WebDriver
3 25 (12.69%) Visual Studio
4 19 (9.64%) JMeter
5 15 (7.61%) JIRA
6 13 (6.60%) JUnit
7 12 (6.09%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.06%) TestNG
10 7 (3.55%) MSBuild
10 7 (3.55%) SpecFlow
10 7 (3.55%) Subversion
11 6 (3.05%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.03%) eggPlant
12 4 (2.03%) JBehave
12 4 (2.03%) Ranorex
12 4 (2.03%) WATIR
13 3 (1.52%) Concordion
13 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.52%) The Grinder
General
1 47 (23.86%) Finance
2 16 (8.12%) Games
3 12 (6.09%) Banking
4 9 (4.57%) Retail
5 6 (3.05%) Automotive
6 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.52%) Publishing
8 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (21.83%) Tester
2 38 (19.29%) Analyst
3 31 (15.74%) Test Analyst
4 28 (14.21%) Developer
5 24 (12.18%) Software Tester
6 20 (10.15%) QA Tester
7 18 (9.14%) Automation Tester
8 14 (7.11%) Security Officer
8 14 (7.11%) Senior Developer
8 14 (7.11%) Software Analyst
8 14 (7.11%) Software Test Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) .NET Developer
9 13 (6.60%) QA Leader
10 12 (6.09%) Information Officer
10 12 (6.09%) Information Security Officer
10 12 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
10 12 (6.09%) Test Manager
11 11 (5.58%) QA Engineer
12 10 (5.08%) Architect
12 10 (5.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.32%) HTML
2 40 (20.30%) .NET
3 25 (12.69%) CSS
4 24 (12.18%) ASP.NET
5 21 (10.66%) AngularJS
6 19 (9.64%) HTML5
6 19 (9.64%) SOAP
7 16 (8.12%) XML
8 15 (7.61%) Web Services
9 13 (6.60%) JSON
10 12 (6.09%) J2EE
11 11 (5.58%) REST
12 8 (4.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (4.06%) jQuery
13 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (2.03%) Gherkin
14 4 (2.03%) RESTful
14 4 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (2.03%) WCF
14 4 (2.03%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.29%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.14%) Fintech
3 16 (8.12%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.11%) CESG
4 14 (7.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (7.11%) Freedom of Information
4 14 (7.11%) Mobile App
4 14 (7.11%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (4.57%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.05%) User Experience
7 5 (2.54%) Blog
8 4 (2.03%) iPhone
8 4 (2.03%) Mobile Games
8 4 (2.03%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.52%) CMDB
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.02%) iPad
11 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.58%) Android
2 9 (4.57%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.55%) Windows
4 6 (3.05%) Unix
5 5 (2.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (20.30%) Scrum
3 37 (18.78%) Test Scripting
4 36 (18.27%) E-Commerce
4 36 (18.27%) Manual Testing
5 30 (15.23%) BDD
5 30 (15.23%) Software Testing
6 27 (13.71%) Automated Testing
6 27 (13.71%) TDD
7 26 (13.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 25 (12.69%) Automation Testing
8 25 (12.69%) Test Strategy
9 24 (12.18%) ITIL
10 22 (11.17%) SDLC
10 22 (11.17%) Software Engineering
11 21 (10.66%) Risk Management
12 20 (10.15%) Performance Testing
12 20 (10.15%) Service Management
13 19 (9.64%) Test Automation
14 18 (9.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.41%) SQL
2 43 (21.83%) Java
3 42 (21.32%) C#
4 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.06%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.54%) C++
7 4 (2.03%) Perl
8 2 (1.02%) C
8 2 (1.02%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.51%) Dart
9 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Scala
9 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (20.30%) Degree
2 25 (12.69%) ISEB
3 24 (12.18%) ISTQB
4 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.15%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.63%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (7.11%) CISA
6 14 (7.11%) CISM
6 14 (7.11%) CISSP
7 6 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (2.03%) PMP
9 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.02%) GNVQ
11 2 (1.02%) HND
11 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (7.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 14 (7.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 14 (7.11%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.06%) SDET
4 7 (3.55%) PMO
5 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.02%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.52%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.02%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 32 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.14%) Oracle
3 9 (4.57%) NEC
4 5 (2.54%) HP
5 4 (2.03%) Cisco
5 4 (2.03%) Cognizant
5 4 (2.03%) EMC
5 4 (2.03%) IBM
5 4 (2.03%) NetApp
5 4 (2.03%) VMware
6 3 (1.52%) BMC
6 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.52%) Citrix
6 3 (1.52%) Juniper
6 3 (1.52%) Tableau
7 2 (1.02%) Adobe
7 2 (1.02%) Google
7 2 (1.02%) Serena
7 2 (1.02%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.51%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 41k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £44,999 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000. - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago