Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 55 67 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 492 220 449
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.71% 4.04% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.24% 28.87% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 387 182 390
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,125 £30,450
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £54,299
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 1,742 762 1,559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.68% 13.98% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,297 572 1,321
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +8 283 £47,500 +5.56% 67
East Midlands -1 206 £45,000 -5.26% 48
QA
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 268 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 126 (25.61%) SQL
4 123 (25.00%) C#
5 122 (24.80%) Scrum
6 119 (24.19%) Java
7 118 (23.98%) Problem-Solving
8 105 (21.34%) Azure
9 104 (21.14%) Test Automation
10 102 (20.73%) DevOps
11 98 (19.92%) .NET
11 98 (19.92%) SQL Server
12 97 (19.72%) CSS
13 96 (19.51%) SaaS
14 95 (19.31%) Full Stack Development
15 92 (18.70%) Social Skills
15 92 (18.70%) Degree
16 85 (17.28%) Software Engineering
17 83 (16.87%) Git (software)
18 79 (16.06%) AWS
19 73 (14.84%) HTML
20 68 (13.82%) Microsoft
21 65 (13.21%) Microservices
22 64 (13.01%) Data Privacy
23 61 (12.40%) RESTful
24 59 (11.99%) Finance
25 58 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
26 57 (11.59%) SDLC
26 57 (11.59%) XML
27 55 (11.18%) Software Testing

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 8 (1.63%) Confluence
2 4 (0.81%) IIS
3 3 (0.61%) SAS
4 2 (0.41%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.20%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Drupal
5 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.20%) Mule
5 1 (0.20%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.20%) nginx
5 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.22%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.81%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.81%) Revit
5 2 (0.41%) FileZilla
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 5 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.61%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.61%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.41%) TrackWise
6 1 (0.20%) Maximo
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 105 (21.34%) Azure
2 96 (19.51%) SaaS
3 79 (16.06%) AWS
4 22 (4.47%) Power Platform
5 19 (3.86%) Serverless
6 14 (2.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 12 (2.44%) GitHub
8 11 (2.24%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 11 (2.24%) AWS Step Functions
9 8 (1.63%) GCP
10 6 (1.22%) Azure Service Bus
10 6 (1.22%) Azure Storage
10 6 (1.22%) Google Analytics
10 6 (1.22%) PaaS
10 6 (1.22%) Slack
11 5 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
11 5 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 5 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.81%) Azure Service Fabric
12 4 (0.81%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.25%) HTTP
2 8 (1.63%) FTP
3 7 (1.42%) Internet
4 5 (1.02%) Softphone
5 3 (0.61%) VLAN
5 3 (0.61%) WAN
6 2 (0.41%) DAB
6 2 (0.41%) Firewall
6 2 (0.41%) IPsec
6 2 (0.41%) LAN
6 2 (0.41%) VPN
6 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.20%) DHCP
7 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.20%) PBX
7 1 (0.20%) RTP
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (5.89%) Relational Database
4 23 (4.67%) MySQL
5 22 (4.47%) Power BI
6 19 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 19 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (2.03%) Big Data
9 8 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.63%) Tableau
10 6 (1.22%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.41%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.41%) HBase
12 2 (0.41%) Impala
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 83 (16.87%) Git (software)
2 53 (10.77%) Selenium
3 39 (7.93%) Postman
4 38 (7.72%) JIRA
5 21 (4.27%) TeamCity
6 20 (4.07%) Cucumber
7 19 (3.86%) JMeter
8 18 (3.66%) Jenkins
8 18 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.24%) JUnit
11 10 (2.03%) GitLab
12 9 (1.83%) REST Assured
13 8 (1.63%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 7 (1.42%) Cypress.io
15 5 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.81%) Gatling
General
1 92 (18.70%) Social Skills
2 59 (11.99%) Finance
3 58 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 33 (6.71%) Marketing
6 28 (5.69%) Retail
7 26 (5.28%) Law
8 22 (4.47%) Telecoms
9 21 (4.27%) Billing
10 17 (3.46%) Games
11 14 (2.85%) Advertising
12 12 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (2.24%) Local Government
13 11 (2.24%) Social Housing
14 10 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
14 10 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
15 9 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (1.42%) Automotive
17 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
17 6 (1.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 159 (32.32%) Developer
2 89 (18.09%) Analyst
3 60 (12.20%) Software Developer
4 44 (8.94%) Junior
5 32 (6.50%) Test Engineer
6 30 (6.10%) .NET Developer
7 29 (5.89%) C# Developer
7 29 (5.89%) Test Analyst
8 28 (5.69%) Java Developer
8 28 (5.69%) Lead Developer
9 26 (5.28%) Lead Software Developer
10 25 (5.08%) SaaS Developer
11 24 (4.88%) Senior Developer
11 24 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
12 23 (4.67%) QA Engineer
13 22 (4.47%) .NET Software Developer
14 21 (4.27%) Junior Developer
15 20 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
16 19 (3.86%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (19.92%) .NET
2 97 (19.72%) CSS
3 73 (14.84%) HTML
4 61 (12.40%) RESTful
5 57 (11.59%) XML
6 48 (9.76%) Web Services
7 47 (9.55%) REST
8 39 (7.93%) JSON
9 38 (7.72%) AngularJS
9 38 (7.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 35 (7.11%) ASP.NET
11 32 (6.50%) Node.js
12 30 (6.10%) Spring
13 29 (5.89%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (5.69%) jQuery
15 24 (4.88%) React
16 23 (4.67%) Apache Flex
17 22 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (4.47%) Spring Boot
17 22 (4.47%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.35%) Self-Motivation
2 43 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 39 (7.93%) User Experience
5 27 (5.49%) e-Health
6 16 (3.25%) Data Structures
6 16 (3.25%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.64%) EPoS
8 11 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.24%) Housing Association
8 11 (2.24%) Virtual Team
9 10 (2.03%) Life Science
10 8 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.22%) Industry 4.0
11 6 (1.22%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.22%) Social Media
12 5 (1.02%) Handset
13 4 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.76%) Windows
2 21 (4.27%) Windows Server
3 14 (2.85%) Android
4 11 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.03%) Linux
6 6 (1.22%) Unix
7 1 (0.20%) Debian
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (24.80%) Scrum
3 118 (23.98%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (21.14%) Test Automation
5 102 (20.73%) DevOps
6 95 (19.31%) Full Stack Development
7 85 (17.28%) Software Engineering
8 65 (13.21%) Microservices
9 64 (13.01%) Data Privacy
10 57 (11.59%) SDLC
11 55 (11.18%) Software Testing
12 51 (10.37%) Project Management
13 50 (10.16%) Decision-Making
13 50 (10.16%) ERP
14 49 (9.96%) Computer Science
14 49 (9.96%) TDD
15 44 (8.94%) Mentoring
16 43 (8.74%) Analytics
16 43 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (8.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 144 (29.27%) JavaScript
2 126 (25.61%) SQL
3 123 (25.00%) C#
4 119 (24.19%) Java
5 41 (8.33%) TypeScript
6 38 (7.72%) Python
7 24 (4.88%) VB.NET
8 22 (4.47%) XAML
9 20 (4.07%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.05%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.83%) PHP
12 8 (1.63%) R
13 6 (1.22%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.22%) C++
13 6 (1.22%) Ruby
14 5 (1.02%) Go
14 5 (1.02%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.81%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.81%) VB
16 3 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 92 (18.70%) Degree
2 25 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.86%) ISEB
3 19 (3.86%) ISTQB
4 16 (3.25%) HNC
4 16 (3.25%) HND
5 15 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.64%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.83%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.20%) CBAP
11 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.67%) Accessibility
2 18 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.85%) SLA
4 3 (0.61%) Good Clinical Practice
4 3 (0.61%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.41%) CDISC
5 2 (0.41%) GDPR
5 2 (0.41%) GLP
5 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (3.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.42%) Istio
3 5 (1.02%) Ansible
4 4 (0.81%) Grafana
4 4 (0.81%) HP ALM
4 4 (0.81%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.81%) Terraform
5 3 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.61%) Kustomize
6 2 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.41%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.20%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 68 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.67%) Xamarin
3 17 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (2.85%) Oracle
5 11 (2.24%) Google
6 10 (2.03%) SAP
7 7 (1.42%) HP
8 6 (1.22%) dotdigital
9 5 (1.02%) RedGate
10 4 (0.81%) JD Edwards
10 4 (0.81%) Splunk
11 3 (0.61%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.41%) Dell
12 2 (0.41%) Informatica
12 2 (0.41%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.41%) Twitter
12 2 (0.41%) YouTube
13 1 (0.20%) Cisco
13 1 (0.20%) Hitachi
13 1 (0.20%) LexisNexis