Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 90 61
Rank change year-on-year +40 -29 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 513 123 499
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.96% 3.17% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.65% 20.53% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 367 103 398
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £28,875 £32,711
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,750
Median % change year-on-year - -0.58% -2.84%
75th Percentile £58,125 £49,375 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £59,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,674 599 1,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.18% 15.44% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,174 473 1,362
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,050 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the Midlands

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Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the Midlands.

Salary trend for QA in the Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in the Midlands

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Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +35 308 £43,000 +1.18% 68
East Midlands +26 205 £42,500 - 43
QA
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 261 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (27.29%) Test Automation
3 119 (23.20%) C#
4 115 (22.42%) Azure
5 114 (22.22%) AWS
6 110 (21.44%) SaaS
7 109 (21.25%) SQL
8 102 (19.88%) JavaScript
9 100 (19.49%) .NET
10 92 (17.93%) DevOps
11 86 (16.76%) Scrum
12 85 (16.57%) Microservices
13 84 (16.37%) Software Testing
14 83 (16.18%) Microsoft
15 80 (15.59%) Social Skills
16 75 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
17 74 (14.42%) Java
17 74 (14.42%) RESTful
18 72 (14.04%) Software Engineering
19 70 (13.65%) Finance
20 69 (13.45%) Law
20 69 (13.45%) SDLC
21 66 (12.87%) Git (software)
22 56 (10.92%) Degree
22 56 (10.92%) SQL Server
23 50 (9.75%) CSS
23 50 (9.75%) Project Management
23 50 (9.75%) TDD
23 50 (9.75%) Selenium
24 47 (9.16%) ERP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (1.17%) Confluence
2 5 (0.97%) Apache
2 5 (0.97%) NServiceBus
3 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.39%) nginx
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.19%) Appian
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) Drupal
5 1 (0.19%) FileNet
5 1 (0.19%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.36%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.97%) Revit
5 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.19%) Figma
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (1.95%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (1.17%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Maximo
4 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.19%) Shopify
4 1 (0.19%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 115 (22.42%) Azure
2 114 (22.22%) AWS
3 110 (21.44%) SaaS
4 25 (4.87%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 22 (4.29%) Power Platform
6 20 (3.90%) GCP
7 16 (3.12%) GitHub
8 11 (2.14%) Serverless
9 10 (1.95%) PaaS
10 5 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.78%) Azure Storage
12 3 (0.58%) Azure App Service
12 3 (0.58%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.58%) Azure Service Bus
12 3 (0.58%) IaaS
12 3 (0.58%) Microsoft 365
12 3 (0.58%) npm
12 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.53%) HTTP
2 11 (2.14%) VPN
3 8 (1.56%) 802.11
3 8 (1.56%) SNMP
4 7 (1.36%) DAB
5 6 (1.17%) Internet
5 6 (1.17%) WAN
6 5 (0.97%) VLAN
7 4 (0.78%) DHCP
7 4 (0.78%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.58%) ASN.1
8 3 (0.58%) LAN
8 3 (0.58%) MQTT
8 3 (0.58%) PBX
8 3 (0.58%) RTP
9 2 (0.39%) Firewall
9 2 (0.39%) IPsec
9 2 (0.39%) Softphone
10 1 (0.19%) DNS
10 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 29 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.87%) MySQL
5 19 (3.70%) Power BI
6 12 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.56%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.36%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.17%) Big Data
10 6 (1.17%) Tableau
11 4 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.58%) MariaDB
12 3 (0.58%) Neo4j
13 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.39%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 50 (9.75%) Selenium
3 40 (7.80%) JIRA
4 37 (7.21%) Postman
5 31 (6.04%) JMeter
6 29 (5.65%) REST Assured
7 25 (4.87%) Cucumber
7 25 (4.87%) Newman
8 14 (2.73%) GitLab
9 13 (2.53%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.34%) Cypress.io
11 11 (2.14%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.95%) MSTest
12 10 (1.95%) NUnit
13 8 (1.56%) Burp Suite
13 8 (1.56%) Metasploit
14 6 (1.17%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (15.59%) Social Skills
2 70 (13.65%) Finance
3 69 (13.45%) Law
4 42 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (6.04%) Marketing
6 27 (5.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 26 (5.07%) Influencing Skills
8 22 (4.29%) Retail
9 20 (3.90%) Telecoms
10 19 (3.70%) Billing
10 19 (3.70%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (2.14%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.95%) Legal
13 9 (1.75%) Games
14 7 (1.36%) Automotive
14 7 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.78%) Public Sector
16 3 (0.58%) Back Office
17 2 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (21.44%) Analyst
2 98 (19.10%) Developer
3 40 (7.80%) Business Analyst
3 40 (7.80%) Test Analyst
4 35 (6.82%) Software Developer
5 34 (6.63%) Tester
6 31 (6.04%) Junior
6 31 (6.04%) QA Engineer
7 29 (5.65%) .NET Developer
7 29 (5.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 25 (4.87%) Architect
8 25 (4.87%) C# Developer
9 21 (4.09%) C# .NET Developer
9 21 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (3.90%) QA Tester
11 19 (3.70%) Lead Developer
11 19 (3.70%) QA Manager
11 19 (3.70%) Test Engineer
12 18 (3.51%) Software Engineer
13 17 (3.31%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (19.49%) .NET
2 74 (14.42%) RESTful
3 50 (9.75%) CSS
4 45 (8.77%) HTML
5 34 (6.63%) AngularJS
6 31 (6.04%) Web Services
7 25 (4.87%) XML
8 21 (4.09%) React
9 18 (3.51%) Apache Flex
9 18 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 18 (3.51%) Node.js
10 16 (3.12%) .NET Core
11 15 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.73%) jQuery
13 13 (2.53%) Redux
13 13 (2.53%) REST
14 12 (2.34%) JSON
14 12 (2.34%) Vue.js
15 11 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
15 11 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.60%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.48%) Virtual Team
4 22 (4.29%) User Experience
5 17 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.95%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.95%) Replication
7 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.36%) e-Health
9 7 (1.36%) EPoS
9 7 (1.36%) Social Media
10 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.17%) Industry 4.0
10 6 (1.17%) Internet of Things
11 5 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (0.97%) SCADA
12 4 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.68%) Windows
2 20 (3.90%) Linux
3 10 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.56%) Kali Linux
5 6 (1.17%) Android
6 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.78%) Unix
7 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (27.29%) Test Automation
3 92 (17.93%) DevOps
4 86 (16.76%) Scrum
5 85 (16.57%) Microservices
6 84 (16.37%) Software Testing
7 75 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (14.04%) Software Engineering
9 69 (13.45%) SDLC
10 50 (9.75%) Project Management
10 50 (9.75%) TDD
11 47 (9.16%) ERP
12 46 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (8.38%) Process Improvement
14 42 (8.19%) BDD
15 39 (7.60%) Computer Science
16 38 (7.41%) Coaching
17 36 (7.02%) Analytics
17 36 (7.02%) Quality Management
18 34 (6.63%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.20%) C#
2 109 (21.25%) SQL
3 102 (19.88%) JavaScript
4 74 (14.42%) Java
5 39 (7.60%) Python
6 20 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 16 (3.12%) PHP
8 15 (2.92%) Ruby
9 13 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.14%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.95%) C++
12 9 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.56%) Go
13 8 (1.56%) Lua
14 7 (1.36%) XAML
15 5 (0.97%) C
16 3 (0.58%) ES6
17 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
17 2 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (10.92%) Degree
2 42 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (4.68%) ISTQB
6 16 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.92%) ISEB
8 13 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (2.14%) HND
10 10 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.95%) Oracle Certification
11 9 (1.75%) HNC
12 5 (0.97%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (0.97%) CREST Certified
12 5 (0.97%) GXPN
12 5 (0.97%) OSCP
12 5 (0.97%) SANS
13 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.51%) PMO
2 14 (2.73%) GDPR
3 11 (2.14%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.14%) SLA
4 8 (1.56%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.56%) GRC
5 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) DICOM
7 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 20 (3.90%) Docker
2 11 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.75%) Terraform
3 8 (1.56%) Nessus
3 8 (1.56%) Nmap
4 6 (1.17%) Istio
5 4 (0.78%) Grafana
5 4 (0.78%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.58%) Ansible
6 3 (0.58%) Kustomize
7 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.39%) Puppet
8 1 (0.19%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.19%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.19%) Rancher
8 1 (0.19%) SCCM
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.48%) Oracle
3 18 (3.51%) SAP
4 17 (3.31%) Google
5 9 (1.75%) Cisco
6 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.97%) JD Edwards
7 5 (0.97%) VMware
8 4 (0.78%) Splunk
8 4 (0.78%) Sun
9 3 (0.58%) Avaya
9 3 (0.58%) Dell
9 3 (0.58%) Mitel
10 2 (0.39%) CA
10 2 (0.39%) HP
10 2 (0.39%) IBM
10 2 (0.39%) YouTube
11 1 (0.19%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.19%) UiPath