Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 55 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 288 434 611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.13% 4.40% 5.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.54% 29.48% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 255 386 495
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 885 1,472 2,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.69% 14.94% 19.16%
Number of salaries quoted 645 1,247 1,491
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,700 £24,400 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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

QA
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 2 March 2021.

Salary histogram for QA in the Midlands

QA
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 2 March 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 -27 152 £45,000 - 33
East Midlands +28 134 £47,500 +18.01% 37
QA
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 161 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 90 (31.25%) C#
4 88 (30.56%) DevOps
5 76 (26.39%) Azure
5 76 (26.39%) .NET
6 66 (22.92%) Selenium
7 64 (22.22%) SQL
8 63 (21.88%) Finance
9 58 (20.14%) JavaScript
10 57 (19.79%) Software Engineering
11 51 (17.71%) Microservices
12 50 (17.36%) Java
13 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
14 47 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (15.28%) TDD
16 43 (14.93%) ASP.NET
16 43 (14.93%) User Experience
17 36 (12.50%) Mobile App
18 35 (12.15%) Git (software)
19 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
19 34 (11.81%) Linux
19 34 (11.81%) OO
19 34 (11.81%) .NET Core
20 32 (11.11%) Regression Testing
20 32 (11.11%) Scrum
21 29 (10.07%) C
21 29 (10.07%) RESTful
21 29 (10.07%) JSON
21 29 (10.07%) Greenfield Project

QA
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 15 (5.21%) Confluence
2 10 (3.47%) IIS
3 7 (2.43%) SAS
4 5 (1.74%) CMS
5 4 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.39%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Drupal
7 1 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) Magento
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.69%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.69%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 76 (26.39%) Azure
2 23 (7.99%) AWS
3 9 (3.13%) SaaS
4 7 (2.43%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.39%) npm
5 4 (1.39%) Serverless
6 3 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.04%) NuGet
6 3 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.35%) Slack
8 1 (0.35%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) Skype
2 3 (1.04%) DHCP
2 3 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.04%) Wireless
3 2 (0.69%) GSM
3 2 (0.69%) PBX
3 2 (0.69%) RTP
3 2 (0.69%) Softphone
3 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.69%) VLAN
3 2 (0.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.35%) DNS
4 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.35%) Network Security
4 1 (0.35%) SAN
4 1 (0.35%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.68%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.64%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.82%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.82%) MySQL
5 9 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.74%) SQLite
9 3 (1.04%) Redis
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.35%) Power BI
11 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 66 (22.92%) Selenium
2 35 (12.15%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.94%) Postman
4 19 (6.60%) SpecFlow
5 16 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.21%) JIRA
6 15 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 14 (4.86%) Visual Studio
8 13 (4.51%) Jenkins
8 13 (4.51%) NUnit
8 13 (4.51%) TeamCity
9 12 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 12 (4.17%) JMeter
10 11 (3.82%) Protractor
10 11 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (2.78%) eggPlant
12 8 (2.78%) MSTest
13 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (21.88%) Finance
2 9 (3.13%) Law
3 8 (2.78%) Retail
4 7 (2.43%) Marketing
5 6 (2.08%) Back Office
5 6 (2.08%) Games
6 5 (1.74%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.39%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.04%) Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (23.96%) Developer
2 47 (16.32%) Analyst
3 40 (13.89%) QA Engineer
4 32 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 31 (10.76%) Senior Developer
6 29 (10.07%) Test Engineer
7 28 (9.72%) Software Engineer
8 25 (8.68%) Senior Software Engineer
9 22 (7.64%) QA Automation Engineer
10 21 (7.29%) Automation Engineer
10 21 (7.29%) C# Developer
10 21 (7.29%) Tester
11 20 (6.94%) C Software Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) C++ Software Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) Senior C Software Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) Senior Linux Engineer
12 19 (6.60%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (26.39%) .NET
2 43 (14.93%) ASP.NET
3 34 (11.81%) .NET Core
4 29 (10.07%) JSON
4 29 (10.07%) RESTful
5 24 (8.33%) CSS
6 22 (7.64%) HTML
7 21 (7.29%) AngularJS
8 18 (6.25%) Node.js
9 15 (5.21%) React
10 14 (4.86%) jQuery
10 14 (4.86%) XML
11 13 (4.51%) Laravel
11 13 (4.51%) React Native
12 12 (4.17%) Web Services
13 11 (3.82%) SOAP
14 10 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (3.47%) REST
15 9 (3.13%) Symfony
15 9 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.93%) User Experience
2 36 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 29 (10.07%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 11 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.47%) Replication
8 8 (2.78%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.74%) iPad
10 5 (1.74%) Mobile Games
11 4 (1.39%) AS400
11 4 (1.39%) EPoS
11 4 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.04%) Wiki
13 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.81%) Linux
2 25 (8.68%) Windows
3 12 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.13%) AIX
4 9 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.78%) CentOS
6 7 (2.43%) Android
7 6 (2.08%) Unix
8 4 (1.39%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.35%) SUSE
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (46.88%) Test Automation
3 88 (30.56%) DevOps
4 57 (19.79%) Software Engineering
5 51 (17.71%) Microservices
6 47 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (15.28%) TDD
8 34 (11.81%) OO
9 32 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 32 (11.11%) Scrum
10 27 (9.38%) Test Scripting
11 25 (8.68%) Software Testing
11 25 (8.68%) Test Strategy
12 22 (7.64%) BDD
13 21 (7.29%) QA Automation
14 20 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.94%) Manual Testing
14 20 (6.94%) Test Management
15 19 (6.60%) SDLC
16 17 (5.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 90 (31.25%) C#
2 64 (22.22%) SQL
3 58 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 50 (17.36%) Java
5 29 (10.07%) C
6 21 (7.29%) PHP
7 20 (6.94%) C++
8 11 (3.82%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.74%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.39%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.39%) Python
11 4 (1.39%) SAS Macro
11 4 (1.39%) VB
12 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.04%) PROC SQL
12 3 (1.04%) R
13 1 (0.35%) Groovy
13 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 24 (8.33%) Degree
2 19 (6.60%) ISTQB
3 15 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (3.47%) ISEB
5 5 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.04%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.35%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.51%) GDPR
2 6 (2.08%) CDISC
2 6 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.39%) Good Clinical Practice
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) GxP
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.74%) Docker
2 3 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.35%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (2.78%) Puppet
2 6 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.69%) SCCM
5 1 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.35%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.35%) MIIS
5 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 49 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.78%) Oracle
3 7 (2.43%) SAP
4 6 (2.08%) Apple
5 5 (1.74%) IBM
5 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.74%) Zend
6 4 (1.39%) Google
6 4 (1.39%) LexisNexis
6 4 (1.39%) Twitter
7 3 (1.04%) ABBYY
7 3 (1.04%) Ceridian
7 3 (1.04%) Citrix
7 3 (1.04%) Facebook
7 3 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.04%) Workday
7 3 (1.04%) YouTube
8 2 (0.69%) Avaya
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco
8 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards