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

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 51 63
Rank change year-on-year -34 +12 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 131 182 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.32% 4.70% 4.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.88% 32.68% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 101 154 166
Birmingham median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,575 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,375 £71,250
West Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.87% +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 694 557 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.57% 14.39% 16.88%
Number of salaries quoted 401 433 524
Birmingham median annual salary £49,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.12% +7.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,000 £66,000 £75,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,947 £42,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.29% +1.88%

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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (37.40%) Scrum
3 48 (36.64%) Finance
4 42 (32.06%) Test Automation
5 40 (30.53%) Java
6 30 (22.90%) Selenium
7 29 (22.14%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (21.37%) SQL
9 24 (18.32%) Degree
9 24 (18.32%) TDD
9 24 (18.32%) WebDriver
9 24 (18.32%) BDD
10 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (16.03%) Project Management
11 21 (16.03%) JavaScript
11 21 (16.03%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (15.27%) C#
12 20 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (14.50%) Visual Studio
14 18 (13.74%) Integration Testing
15 17 (12.98%) Retail
16 16 (12.21%) ISEB
16 16 (12.21%) Cucumber
16 16 (12.21%) Continuous Improvement
16 16 (12.21%) Defect Management
17 15 (11.45%) Fintech
17 15 (11.45%) Python
17 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
17 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
18 14 (10.69%) Self-Motivation

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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 8 (6.11%) Confluence
2 3 (2.29%) CMS
3 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.53%) WordPress
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.53%) HipChat
4 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) assyst
1 6 (4.58%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.53%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.53%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.82%) GitHub
4 4 (3.05%) BrowserStack
4 4 (3.05%) IaaS
4 4 (3.05%) PaaS
4 4 (3.05%) SaaS
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.53%) Serverless
6 1 (0.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.58%) SMS
2 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.58%) Big Data
4 6 (4.58%) MySQL
4 6 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.58%) Power BI
5 5 (3.82%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.05%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.53%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.53%) Flink
7 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.53%) HBase
7 2 (1.53%) OLAP
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.53%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.53%) Riak
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (22.90%) Selenium
2 24 (18.32%) WebDriver
3 19 (14.50%) Visual Studio
4 16 (12.21%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.92%) JIRA
5 13 (9.92%) SpecFlow
6 12 (9.16%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.11%) Maven
8 7 (5.34%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.58%) TestNG
10 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
11 4 (3.05%) Appium
11 4 (3.05%) Bitbucket
11 4 (3.05%) Robot Framework
11 4 (3.05%) Robotium
12 3 (2.29%) Bower
12 3 (2.29%) Grunt
12 3 (2.29%) gulp
12 3 (2.29%) Vagrant
12 3 (2.29%) Yeoman
General
1 48 (36.64%) Finance
2 17 (12.98%) Retail
3 13 (9.92%) Publishing
3 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.87%) Financial Institution
4 9 (6.87%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.58%) Banking
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (23.66%) Analyst
2 22 (16.79%) Developer
3 21 (16.03%) Tester
4 16 (12.21%) Automation Tester
4 16 (12.21%) Business Analyst
5 15 (11.45%) Architect
6 12 (9.16%) Consultant
6 12 (9.16%) Java Developer
6 12 (9.16%) Senior Tester
6 12 (9.16%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) Implementation Consultant
7 11 (8.40%) Senior Automation Tester
7 11 (8.40%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.87%) Senior Manager
9 9 (6.87%) Senior Project Manager
10 8 (6.11%) Implementation Analyst
10 8 (6.11%) QA Tester
11 7 (5.34%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.34%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) .NET
1 9 (6.87%) RESTful
1 9 (6.87%) Spring
2 8 (6.11%) Web Services
3 7 (5.34%) HTML
3 7 (5.34%) J2EE
4 6 (4.58%) jQuery
4 6 (4.58%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (4.58%) XML
5 5 (3.82%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.82%) Backbone.js
5 5 (3.82%) CSS
5 5 (3.82%) Ember.js
5 5 (3.82%) Ext JS
5 5 (3.82%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.82%) React
6 3 (2.29%) CSS3
6 3 (2.29%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.29%) HTML5
6 3 (2.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.45%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.45%) Fintech
3 14 (10.69%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (8.40%) Management Information System
5 10 (7.63%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.34%) Data Structures
7 6 (4.58%) CESG
7 6 (4.58%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (3.82%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.82%) User Experience
9 4 (3.05%) CMDB
10 2 (1.53%) EPoS
10 2 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.53%) PMI
11 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.34%) Windows
2 5 (3.82%) Linux
3 3 (2.29%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.44%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (37.40%) Scrum
3 42 (32.06%) Test Automation
4 29 (22.14%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (18.32%) BDD
5 24 (18.32%) TDD
6 21 (16.03%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (16.03%) Project Management
7 20 (15.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.74%) Integration Testing
9 16 (12.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (12.21%) Defect Management
10 14 (10.69%) Presales
10 14 (10.69%) SDET
11 13 (9.92%) ITIL
11 13 (9.92%) Service Delivery
11 13 (9.92%) Software Testing
11 13 (9.92%) Waterfall
12 12 (9.16%) Service Management
12 12 (9.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.53%) Java
2 28 (21.37%) SQL
3 21 (16.03%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.27%) C#
5 15 (11.45%) Python
6 10 (7.63%) Ruby
7 4 (3.05%) Scala
8 2 (1.53%) Java 8
8 2 (1.53%) Perl
8 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.76%) C++
9 1 (0.76%) COBOL
9 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (18.32%) Degree
2 16 (12.21%) ISEB
3 11 (8.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.58%) CISA
5 6 (4.58%) CISM
5 6 (4.58%) CISSP
5 6 (4.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.58%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.58%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.05%) PMP
7 2 (1.53%) PhD
7 2 (1.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (4.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 6 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 6 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.29%) PMO
3 2 (1.53%) SLA
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) P3O
4 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.76%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle
2 11 (8.40%) SAP
3 9 (6.87%) Tableau
4 7 (5.34%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.05%) Citrix
5 4 (3.05%) Dell
5 4 (3.05%) EMC
5 4 (3.05%) IBM
5 4 (3.05%) NetApp
5 4 (3.05%) Veritas
5 4 (3.05%) VMware
6 2 (1.53%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.53%) Vertica
6 2 (1.53%) webMethods
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.76%) Splunk