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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 17 28
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 3.64% 1.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 25.00% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Median salary - £35,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -43.54%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 0 16 15
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands - 14.55% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 12
Median salary - £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the Midlands

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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

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) WATIR
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
1 5 (83.33%) Sahi
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) PMO
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Degree

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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:

Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) HP UFT
1 5 (83.33%) Sahi
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
1 5 (83.33%) WATIR
2 4 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) QA Automation Tester
1 4 (66.67%) QA Tester
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (83.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 5 (83.33%) BDD
1 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
1 5 (83.33%) QA Automation
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco