Period
to 2 December 2020

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 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 70 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 190 451 576
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.96% 4.03% 4.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.21% 27.69% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 187 412 482
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £22,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 629 1,629 2,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 13.12% 14.54% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 495 1,324 1,365
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +2.30%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,875 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

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 2 December 2020.

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 2 December 2020. 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 -11 115 £44,250 -1.67% 20
East Midlands +29 74 £42,500 +6.25% 36
QA
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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.

1 122 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (46.84%) Test Automation
3 63 (33.16%) C#
3 63 (33.16%) .NET
4 61 (32.11%) Azure
5 56 (29.47%) DevOps
6 53 (27.89%) JavaScript
7 48 (25.26%) SQL
8 43 (22.63%) Selenium
9 41 (21.58%) Finance
10 40 (21.05%) User Experience
11 38 (20.00%) .NET Core
11 38 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 36 (18.95%) Microservices
13 31 (16.32%) ASP.NET
14 30 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 30 (15.79%) Scrum
15 29 (15.26%) JSON
16 28 (14.74%) Relational Database
17 27 (14.21%) RESTful
17 27 (14.21%) Manual Testing
18 24 (12.63%) Test Management
19 22 (11.58%) AWS
20 21 (11.05%) Mobile App
21 20 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
21 20 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
21 20 (10.53%) TDD
22 19 (10.00%) Java
23 18 (9.47%) OO
23 18 (9.47%) Software Testing

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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 9 (4.74%) Confluence
2 5 (2.63%) CMS
3 4 (2.11%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.53%) Drupal
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
6 1 (0.53%) Mule
6 1 (0.53%) SAS
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.53%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (2.11%) Magento
2 2 (1.05%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (1.05%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.53%) Shopify
3 1 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 61 (32.11%) Azure
2 22 (11.58%) AWS
3 15 (7.89%) SaaS
4 4 (2.11%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.11%) PaaS
4 4 (2.11%) Serverless
5 1 (0.53%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.53%) npm
5 1 (0.53%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.58%) Skype
1 3 (1.58%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.53%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.74%) Relational Database
2 17 (8.95%) NoSQL
3 14 (7.37%) SQL Server
4 9 (4.74%) MySQL
5 8 (4.21%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.53%) Big Data
9 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.53%) Power BI
9 1 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.53%) Redis
9 1 (0.53%) SQLite
9 1 (0.53%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 43 (22.63%) Selenium
2 15 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.79%) SpecFlow
3 11 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.26%) JIRA
4 10 (5.26%) Protractor
5 9 (4.74%) SoapUI
6 8 (4.21%) Cucumber
6 8 (4.21%) eggPlant
6 8 (4.21%) Postman
7 7 (3.68%) Cypress.io
8 6 (3.16%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.63%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.58%) MSTest
11 3 (1.58%) NUnit
12 2 (1.05%) Jasmine
12 2 (1.05%) JUnit
12 2 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 41 (21.58%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Law
3 6 (3.16%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.63%) Retail
5 4 (2.11%) Back Office
5 4 (2.11%) Banking
5 4 (2.11%) Digital Economy
5 4 (2.11%) Games
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (24.74%) Developer
2 36 (18.95%) Analyst
3 30 (15.79%) QA Engineer
4 29 (15.26%) C# Developer
5 23 (12.11%) Tester
6 21 (11.05%) .NET Developer
6 21 (11.05%) Test Analyst
7 20 (10.53%) Test Engineer
8 18 (9.47%) Software Tester
9 17 (8.95%) Senior Developer
10 16 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (7.89%) QA Automation Engineer
12 14 (7.37%) Automation Engineer
13 12 (6.32%) Software Engineer
14 11 (5.79%) Senior Automation Engineer
14 11 (5.79%) Senior QA Engineer
15 9 (4.74%) QA Analyst
16 8 (4.21%) QA Test Analyst
16 8 (4.21%) Senior .NET Developer
16 8 (4.21%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (33.16%) .NET
2 38 (20.00%) .NET Core
3 31 (16.32%) ASP.NET
4 29 (15.26%) JSON
5 27 (14.21%) RESTful
6 16 (8.42%) CSS
7 15 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 15 (7.89%) HTML
7 15 (7.89%) Node.js
8 14 (7.37%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.32%) XML
10 11 (5.79%) SOAP
11 10 (5.26%) Vue.js
12 9 (4.74%) jQuery
13 8 (4.21%) REST
13 8 (4.21%) Web Services
14 7 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (3.68%) React
15 6 (3.16%) ASP.NET Core
15 6 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.05%) User Experience
2 21 (11.05%) Mobile App
3 20 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.16%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.63%) Replication
9 4 (2.11%) AS400
9 4 (2.11%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.11%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.11%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.05%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.53%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.53%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.53%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.74%) Linux
1 9 (4.74%) Windows
2 7 (3.68%) Android
2 7 (3.68%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.11%) Unix
4 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (64.21%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (46.84%) Test Automation
3 56 (29.47%) DevOps
4 38 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 36 (18.95%) Microservices
6 30 (15.79%) Scrum
7 27 (14.21%) Manual Testing
8 24 (12.63%) Test Management
9 20 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (10.53%) TDD
10 18 (9.47%) OO
10 18 (9.47%) Software Testing
11 17 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (7.37%) Data Security
12 14 (7.37%) Test Scripting
13 13 (6.84%) MVC
13 13 (6.84%) Regression Testing
13 13 (6.84%) Test Strategy
14 11 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (5.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.16%) C#
2 53 (27.89%) JavaScript
3 48 (25.26%) SQL
4 19 (10.00%) Java
5 13 (6.84%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.32%) PHP
7 11 (5.79%) TypeScript
8 10 (5.26%) C
9 7 (3.68%) C++
10 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) Groovy
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.53%) R
11 1 (0.53%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.37%) Degree
2 10 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) GDPR
2 1 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.53%) CDISC
2 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.53%) Good Clinical Practice
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) HDFS
2 1 (0.53%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.58%) SCCM
2 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.53%) Istio
3 1 (0.53%) MIIS
3 1 (0.53%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.68%) Oracle
3 4 (2.11%) IBM
3 4 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (2.11%) SAP
4 2 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) Apple
5 1 (0.53%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.53%) Ceridian
5 1 (0.53%) JDA
5 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (0.53%) Siemens
5 1 (0.53%) Sparx
5 1 (0.53%) Twitter
5 1 (0.53%) webMethods
5 1 (0.53%) Workday
5 1 (0.53%) Xamarin