Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 45 68
Rank change year-on-year -37 +23 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 122 189 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.29% 5.10% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.40% 33.33% 24.41%
Number of salaries quoted 90 151 146
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,625
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 570 567 680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.36% 15.31% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 377 411 493
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,254 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £73,500
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

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Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (30.33%) Finance
3 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
4 32 (26.23%) Scrum
5 30 (24.59%) Java
6 29 (23.77%) SQL
7 26 (21.31%) Selenium
8 24 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (18.85%) Retail
9 23 (18.85%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (18.03%) BDD
11 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (17.21%) TDD
11 21 (17.21%) Degree
11 21 (17.21%) Integration Testing
12 19 (15.57%) SDLC
13 18 (14.75%) WebDriver
13 18 (14.75%) Project Management
14 17 (13.93%) C#
14 17 (13.93%) Presales
15 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
15 16 (13.11%) ISEB
15 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
16 15 (12.30%) Software Testing
16 15 (12.30%) Publishing
16 15 (12.30%) Defect Management
16 15 (12.30%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (11.48%) Manufacturing

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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 5 (4.10%) Confluence
2 4 (3.28%) Apache
3 3 (2.46%) CMS
3 3 (2.46%) JBoss
3 3 (2.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.46%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.46%) WordPress
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.64%) SAS
4 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.82%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.46%) HipChat
4 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) assyst
1 3 (2.46%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.64%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.64%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.82%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.28%) IaaS
3 4 (3.28%) PaaS
3 4 (3.28%) SaaS
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.64%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.64%) GitHub
4 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.64%) Serverless
5 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) SMS
2 2 (1.64%) AMQP
3 1 (0.82%) BGP
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.82%) IPsec
3 1 (0.82%) MPLS
3 1 (0.82%) Network Security
3 1 (0.82%) OSPF
3 1 (0.82%) SNMP
3 1 (0.82%) Sourcefire
3 1 (0.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.82%) VLAN
3 1 (0.82%) VPN
3 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.92%) Big Data
6 5 (4.10%) Power BI
7 4 (3.28%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.28%) MySQL
8 2 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.64%) Bigtable
8 2 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.64%) HBase
8 2 (1.64%) OLAP
8 2 (1.64%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.64%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.64%) Riak
Development Applications
1 26 (21.31%) Selenium
2 18 (14.75%) WebDriver
3 12 (9.84%) JIRA
3 12 (9.84%) Visual Studio
4 11 (9.02%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.20%) Jenkins
6 9 (7.38%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.38%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.74%) Maven
8 6 (4.92%) Subversion
8 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.10%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.10%) JMeter
9 5 (4.10%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.28%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.28%) TestNG
10 4 (3.28%) WATIR
11 3 (2.46%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.46%) JBehave
11 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (30.33%) Finance
2 23 (18.85%) Retail
3 15 (12.30%) Publishing
4 14 (11.48%) Manufacturing
5 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
6 11 (9.02%) Financial Institution
7 10 (8.20%) Banking
8 4 (3.28%) Marketing
9 3 (2.46%) Games
10 1 (0.82%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.77%) Analyst
2 18 (14.75%) Tester
3 16 (13.11%) Developer
4 15 (12.30%) Architect
5 14 (11.48%) Business Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Consultant
7 11 (9.02%) Implementation Consultant
8 10 (8.20%) QA Leader
9 9 (7.38%) Automation Tester
9 9 (7.38%) Java Developer
9 9 (7.38%) Project Manager
9 9 (7.38%) Senior Tester
9 9 (7.38%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (6.56%) Implementation Analyst
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Automation Tester
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Manager
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Project Manager
11 7 (5.74%) SAP Architect
11 7 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.74%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) .NET
2 10 (8.20%) RESTful
3 9 (7.38%) HTML
4 8 (6.56%) Web Services
5 6 (4.92%) REST
5 6 (4.92%) Spring
6 5 (4.10%) XML
7 4 (3.28%) CSS
7 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.28%) SOAP
8 3 (2.46%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.64%) .NET Core
9 2 (1.64%) Akka
9 2 (1.64%) CSS3
9 2 (1.64%) HTML5
9 2 (1.64%) J2EE
9 2 (1.64%) JMS
9 2 (1.64%) Play Framework
9 2 (1.64%) Samza
9 2 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.11%) Computer Science
3 15 (12.30%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (9.84%) Fintech
5 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.74%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.92%) Data Structures
7 6 (4.92%) Mobile App
8 5 (4.10%) Public Cloud
8 5 (4.10%) User Experience
9 4 (3.28%) Algorithms
9 4 (3.28%) CMDB
10 3 (2.46%) CESG
10 3 (2.46%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (2.46%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (2.46%) Online Games
10 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (1.64%) EPoS
12 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.48%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Unix
3 6 (4.92%) Linux
4 3 (2.46%) Android
4 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.72%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 32 (26.23%) Scrum
4 24 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (18.85%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (18.03%) BDD
6 22 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (17.21%) Integration Testing
7 21 (17.21%) TDD
8 19 (15.57%) SDLC
9 18 (14.75%) Project Management
10 17 (13.93%) Presales
11 15 (12.30%) Defect Management
11 15 (12.30%) Software Testing
12 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (10.66%) ETL
13 13 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 13 (10.66%) Waterfall
14 12 (9.84%) CRM
14 12 (9.84%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.59%) Java
2 29 (23.77%) SQL
3 17 (13.93%) C#
4 13 (10.66%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.02%) Python
6 6 (4.92%) Ruby
7 4 (3.28%) Scala
8 3 (2.46%) Perl
9 2 (1.64%) C++
9 2 (1.64%) COBOL
9 2 (1.64%) Java 8
9 2 (1.64%) R
9 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Degree
2 16 (13.11%) ISEB
3 11 (9.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.10%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 4 (3.28%) PMP
7 3 (2.46%) CISA
7 3 (2.46%) CISM
7 3 (2.46%) CISSP
7 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.64%) PhD
8 2 (1.64%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.82%) CCNP
9 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
2 3 (2.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) Docker
2 4 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) SAP
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle
3 9 (7.38%) Tableau
4 5 (4.10%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.28%) Citrix
5 4 (3.28%) Dell
5 4 (3.28%) EMC
5 4 (3.28%) IBM
5 4 (3.28%) NetApp
5 4 (3.28%) Veritas
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
6 3 (2.46%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.64%) HP
7 2 (1.64%) Vertica
7 2 (1.64%) webMethods
8 1 (0.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco
8 1 (0.82%) Cognos
8 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com