Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 53 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 719 963 942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.77% 5.27% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.12% 34.38% 36.22%
Number of salaries quoted 595 791 809
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,750 £57,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 1937 2801 2601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.85% 15.33% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1496 1967 1982
Midlands median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in the Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in the Midlands.

Salary trend for QA in the Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -3 421 £40,000 +6.67% 22
East Midlands -6 293 £46,000 +3.37% 17
QA
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 317 (44.09%) Test Automation
2 315 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (30.04%) Selenium
4 210 (29.21%) Java
5 172 (23.92%) SQL
6 152 (21.14%) C#
7 137 (19.05%) Scrum
8 133 (18.50%) JavaScript
9 128 (17.80%) Finance
10 113 (15.72%) Degree
11 111 (15.44%) Test Scripting
12 110 (15.30%) JIRA
13 108 (15.02%) Software Engineering
14 106 (14.74%) SDLC
15 101 (14.05%) HTML
16 98 (13.63%) Software Testing
17 94 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
18 93 (12.93%) Unit Testing
19 92 (12.80%) BDD
20 90 (12.52%) .NET
21 88 (12.24%) Manual Testing
21 88 (12.24%) WebDriver
22 85 (11.82%) ISTQB
23 84 (11.68%) Cucumber
24 78 (10.85%) RESTful
25 77 (10.71%) XML
26 76 (10.57%) CSS
26 76 (10.57%) TDD
27 75 (10.43%) OO
28 71 (9.87%) User Stories

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 27 (3.76%) JBoss
2 19 (2.64%) CMS
3 18 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.81%) Umbraco
5 12 (1.67%) Confluence
6 8 (1.11%) NetWeaver
7 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.83%) Drupal
8 6 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.56%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.28%) SAS
12 1 (0.14%) Apache
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.14%) Documentum
12 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.11%) Simulink
4 8 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.28%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.42%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.42%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 41 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.81%) SaaS
4 10 (1.39%) AdWords
5 9 (1.25%) GitHub
6 8 (1.11%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (0.83%) Datadog
7 6 (0.83%) npm
8 4 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.42%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.28%) Office 365
11 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.76%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.50%) Internet
3 11 (1.53%) Ethernet
4 10 (1.39%) Wireless
5 9 (1.25%) BGP
5 9 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (1.25%) Cisco ISE
5 9 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (1.25%) IPsec
5 9 (1.25%) MPLS
5 9 (1.25%) Network Security
5 9 (1.25%) OSPF
5 9 (1.25%) SNMP
5 9 (1.25%) SSL
5 9 (1.25%) VLAN
5 9 (1.25%) VPN
6 7 (0.97%) ATM
7 5 (0.70%) Intranet
8 3 (0.42%) Firewall
9 2 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.48%) MySQL
3 13 (1.81%) MongoDB
4 12 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.11%) Redis
7 7 (0.97%) Big Data
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.42%) Endeca
11 3 (0.42%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.28%) Power BI
12 2 (0.28%) Riak
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 216 (30.04%) Selenium
2 110 (15.30%) JIRA
3 88 (12.24%) WebDriver
4 84 (11.68%) Cucumber
5 64 (8.90%) Git (software)
6 58 (8.07%) Subversion
7 56 (7.79%) JMeter
8 43 (5.98%) SoapUI
9 36 (5.01%) Visual Studio
10 34 (4.73%) Jenkins
11 31 (4.31%) LoadRunner
12 27 (3.76%) Maven
13 22 (3.06%) Appium
14 21 (2.92%) Calabash
15 18 (2.50%) JBehave
16 17 (2.36%) JUnit
16 17 (2.36%) SpecFlow
17 16 (2.23%) Bitbucket
18 15 (2.09%) Ranorex
19 14 (1.95%) WATIR
General
1 128 (17.80%) Finance
2 66 (9.18%) Retail
3 45 (6.26%) Banking
4 40 (5.56%) Marketing
5 29 (4.03%) Games
6 14 (1.95%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.67%) Billing
9 11 (1.53%) Legal
10 9 (1.25%) Electronics
10 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.97%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.28%) International Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 163 (22.67%) Developer
2 160 (22.25%) Analyst
3 137 (19.05%) Tester
4 98 (13.63%) Test Analyst
5 80 (11.13%) QA Engineer
6 63 (8.76%) QA Tester
7 61 (8.48%) QA Leader
8 58 (8.07%) Software Tester
9 49 (6.82%) Test Engineer
10 48 (6.68%) Automation Tester
10 48 (6.68%) Java Developer
11 46 (6.40%) QA Analyst
12 43 (5.98%) Senior Developer
13 38 (5.29%) Software Engineer
14 37 (5.15%) QA Test Engineer
15 36 (5.01%) Team Leader
16 29 (4.03%) Test Leader
17 27 (3.76%) .NET Developer
17 27 (3.76%) Senior Tester
17 27 (3.76%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (14.05%) HTML
2 90 (12.52%) .NET
3 78 (10.85%) RESTful
4 77 (10.71%) XML
5 76 (10.57%) CSS
6 69 (9.60%) Web Services
7 59 (8.21%) jQuery
8 51 (7.09%) HTML5
9 37 (5.15%) ASP.NET
10 34 (4.73%) AngularJS
11 33 (4.59%) REST
12 26 (3.62%) CSS3
12 26 (3.62%) SOAP
13 23 (3.20%) .NET Framework
14 22 (3.06%) Gherkin
15 19 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (2.50%) JDBC
17 17 (2.36%) Spring
17 17 (2.36%) WCF
18 16 (2.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.01%) Mobile App
3 30 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 30 (4.17%) User Experience
4 19 (2.64%) Fintech
5 18 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 15 (2.09%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.81%) BBC
8 12 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.39%) Social Media
10 9 (1.25%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 7 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.70%) New Media
14 4 (0.56%) iPad
14 4 (0.56%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 51 (7.09%) Windows
2 36 (5.01%) Linux
3 31 (4.31%) Unix
4 19 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.36%) Android
6 2 (0.28%) MVS
7 1 (0.14%) VMS
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (44.09%) Test Automation
2 315 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (19.05%) Scrum
4 111 (15.44%) Test Scripting
5 108 (15.02%) Software Engineering
6 106 (14.74%) SDLC
7 98 (13.63%) Software Testing
8 93 (12.93%) Unit Testing
9 92 (12.80%) BDD
10 88 (12.24%) Manual Testing
11 76 (10.57%) TDD
12 75 (10.43%) OO
13 71 (9.87%) User Stories
14 68 (9.46%) Project Management
14 68 (9.46%) Regression Testing
15 60 (8.34%) E-Commerce
15 60 (8.34%) Project Planning
16 59 (8.21%) Integration Testing
17 56 (7.79%) Mentoring
18 55 (7.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 210 (29.21%) Java
2 172 (23.92%) SQL
3 152 (21.14%) C#
4 133 (18.50%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.29%) PHP
6 35 (4.87%) Python
7 28 (3.89%) C++
8 26 (3.62%) C
9 15 (2.09%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.09%) Ruby
10 14 (1.95%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.39%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.39%) XPath
12 9 (1.25%) ABAP
12 9 (1.25%) PHP 5
12 9 (1.25%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.11%) MATLAB
14 7 (0.97%) Apple Swift
14 7 (0.97%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 113 (15.72%) Degree
2 85 (11.82%) ISTQB
3 63 (8.76%) ISEB
4 28 (3.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (3.20%) Sun Certification
7 14 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.25%) CCNP
9 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.70%) CCNA
10 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.56%) MBA
11 4 (0.56%) SAP Certification
12 3 (0.42%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.28%) PMP
13 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.28%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.06%) PMO
2 7 (0.97%) IEC 62304
2 7 (0.97%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.42%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.42%) MISRA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Section 508
6 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (2.92%) Docker
2 7 (0.97%) Firmware
3 2 (0.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (0.83%) Capistrano
3 6 (0.83%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 70 (9.74%) Oracle
2 66 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.17%) Google
4 23 (3.20%) SAP
5 18 (2.50%) HP
6 14 (1.95%) Cisco
7 9 (1.25%) Aruba
7 9 (1.25%) Brocade
7 9 (1.25%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.25%) F5
7 9 (1.25%) Fortinet
7 9 (1.25%) Meraki
7 9 (1.25%) SolarWinds
7 9 (1.25%) Sourcefire
8 8 (1.11%) CA Agile Central
8 8 (1.11%) Cognizant
8 8 (1.11%) Dynatrace
9 7 (0.97%) VMware
10 6 (0.83%) Lotus
10 6 (0.83%) Rackspace