QA Jobs in the Midlands

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > Midlands

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 60 13 61
Rank change year-on-year -47 +48 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 344 1,405 506
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.76% 13.68% 4.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.92% 49.35% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 281 308 396
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,850 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +14.13% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,327 2,847 1,930
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.49% 27.72% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 985 1,291
10th Percentile £25,750 £28,510 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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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

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Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the Midlands over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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 -51 202 £52,500 -4.55% 93
East Midlands -41 138 £45,000 -1.10% 63
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England

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.87%) IIS
2 2 (0.58%) ArcGIS
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Exchange
2 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.58%) WordPress
3 1 (0.29%) Confluence
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.16%) Simulink
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.58%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.74%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 55 (15.99%) Azure
2 40 (11.63%) AWS
3 22 (6.40%) SaaS
4 14 (4.07%) Azure DevOps
4 14 (4.07%) GCP
5 12 (3.49%) WhatsApp
6 11 (3.20%) Serverless
7 10 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (2.91%) Microsoft 365
8 8 (2.33%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.03%) PaaS
10 6 (1.74%) GitHub
11 5 (1.45%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 2 (0.58%) Matillion
14 1 (0.29%) Azure Stack
14 1 (0.29%) Power Automate
14 1 (0.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.45%) SD-WAN
1 5 (1.45%) VLAN
1 5 (1.45%) WAN
2 4 (1.16%) 3GPP
2 4 (1.16%) 5G
2 4 (1.16%) FlexRay
3 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.87%) Wireless
4 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 2 (0.58%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) VoIP
4 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) Broadband
5 1 (0.29%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.91%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.03%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.74%) Power BI
6 5 (1.45%) MySQL
7 4 (1.16%) BigQuery
7 4 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.16%) Looker
8 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.58%) GIS
9 2 (0.58%) Metadata
9 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.58%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.29%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (9.59%) Git
2 18 (5.23%) Selenium
3 13 (3.78%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.78%) JIRA
4 11 (3.20%) SoapUI
4 11 (3.20%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.91%) Postman
5 10 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.03%) JMeter
7 6 (1.74%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.74%) NUnit
7 6 (1.74%) TestRail
8 5 (1.45%) gulp
9 4 (1.16%) ESLint
9 4 (1.16%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.87%) JDeveloper
11 2 (0.58%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.58%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.29%) JBehave
General
1 76 (22.09%) Social Skills
2 49 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (13.95%) Manufacturing
4 42 (12.21%) Finance
5 24 (6.98%) Retail
6 19 (5.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 18 (5.23%) Legal
7 18 (5.23%) Public Sector
8 17 (4.94%) Telecoms
9 16 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (4.07%) Marketing
11 12 (3.49%) Police
12 10 (2.91%) Law
13 8 (2.33%) Electronics
14 7 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
15 6 (1.74%) Banking
15 6 (1.74%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (1.45%) Automotive
16 5 (1.45%) Games
16 5 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (18.60%) Lead
2 61 (17.73%) Developer
3 32 (9.30%) QA Manager
4 26 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 23 (6.69%) Tester
6 22 (6.40%) Analyst
7 21 (6.10%) QA Engineer
7 21 (6.10%) QA Leader
8 20 (5.81%) Senior
9 17 (4.94%) Lead Developer
10 16 (4.65%) Quality Manager
11 15 (4.36%) QA Tester
12 13 (3.78%) Web Developer
13 10 (2.91%) .NET Developer
14 9 (2.62%) Applications Developer
14 9 (2.62%) Test Leader
15 8 (2.33%) C# Developer
15 8 (2.33%) ServiceNow Developer
15 8 (2.33%) Web Applications Developer
16 7 (2.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.17%) .NET
2 31 (9.01%) React
3 22 (6.40%) Node.js
4 18 (5.23%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.65%) RESTful
5 16 (4.65%) SOAP
5 16 (4.65%) XML
6 15 (4.36%) REST
7 14 (4.07%) .NET Core
8 13 (3.78%) Spring Boot
9 12 (3.49%) CSS
9 12 (3.49%) HTML
10 11 (3.20%) Jest
10 11 (3.20%) Web Services
11 9 (2.62%) Spring
12 8 (2.33%) Next.js
12 8 (2.33%) Redux
13 7 (2.03%) JSON
13 7 (2.03%) Sass
13 7 (2.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.47%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.43%) Product Ownership
3 25 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.91%) e-Learning
5 10 (2.91%) Learning Management System
6 8 (2.33%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.03%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.03%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.03%) Operational Technology
8 5 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.45%) Distributed Applications
8 5 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
9 4 (1.16%) CCTV
9 4 (1.16%) Mobile Games
9 4 (1.16%) Onboarding
10 3 (0.87%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (0.87%) Virtual Reality
10 3 (0.87%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.58%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.62%) Windows
2 8 (2.33%) Linux
3 6 (1.74%) Android
3 6 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.58%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.62%) Agile
2 86 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 78 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (17.73%) DevOps
5 49 (14.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 41 (11.92%) Project Management
7 39 (11.34%) Software Testing
8 37 (10.76%) Coaching
8 37 (10.76%) Mentoring
9 36 (10.47%) Scrum
10 35 (10.17%) CI/CD
10 35 (10.17%) Software Engineering
11 32 (9.30%) QMS
11 32 (9.30%) User Experience
12 28 (8.14%) Manual Testing
13 27 (7.85%) SDLC
13 27 (7.85%) Test Strategy
14 24 (6.98%) Code Quality
14 24 (6.98%) Mathematics
15 20 (5.81%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.53%) JavaScript
2 46 (13.37%) C#
2 46 (13.37%) SQL
3 30 (8.72%) Java
4 26 (7.56%) Python
5 13 (3.78%) TypeScript
6 11 (3.20%) C
7 8 (2.33%) Ruby
8 7 (2.03%) Bash
8 7 (2.03%) Go
8 7 (2.03%) Perl
8 7 (2.03%) PHP
9 6 (1.74%) VB
10 5 (1.45%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.87%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.87%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.87%) R
11 3 (0.87%) Swift
12 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 55 (15.99%) Degree
2 14 (4.07%) DBS Check
3 12 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (3.49%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.62%) ISEB
6 8 (2.33%) AAT
7 7 (2.03%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.45%) HNC
9 4 (1.16%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.87%) APMP
10 3 (0.87%) CITP
10 3 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.65%) GMP
2 8 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.03%) GDPR
4 5 (1.45%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.45%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.45%) SLA
5 4 (1.16%) MISRA
5 4 (1.16%) NCSC
6 2 (0.58%) AUTOSAR
6 2 (0.58%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
7 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (4.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.16%) Functional Safety
3 2 (0.58%) Ansible
3 2 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 56 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.36%) SAP
3 12 (3.49%) ServiceNow
4 10 (2.91%) Google
5 9 (2.62%) Oracle
6 8 (2.33%) Databricks
7 6 (1.74%) Minitab
7 6 (1.74%) SYSPRO
7 6 (1.74%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.45%) Avaya
8 5 (1.45%) Cisco
8 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.45%) Zscaler
9 3 (0.87%) Siemens
10 2 (0.58%) Adobe
10 2 (0.58%) Allen-Bradley
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix
10 2 (0.58%) VMware
11 1 (0.29%) AVEVA
11 1 (0.29%) Rockwell