The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 21 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 9.04% 1.49% 3.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 15.79% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 0
Median salary £36,500 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.66% -  
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 Shropshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Shropshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 34 19 17
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 19.21% 9.45% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 9
Median salary £36,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £20,950 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £40,200 £45,250
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

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Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Salary trend for QA in Shropshire

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Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Shropshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Shropshire

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Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +6 13 £36,500 +21.66%
Shrewsbury - 3 £26,000 -
QA
West Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

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

1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (40.91%) ISEB
3 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) JIRA
5 6 (27.27%) Confluence
6 5 (22.73%) Gatling
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.64%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) MySQL
8 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) Web Services
8 3 (13.64%) OO
8 3 (13.64%) SOA
8 3 (13.64%) Documentum
8 3 (13.64%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) LAMP

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Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 6 (27.27%) Confluence
2 3 (13.64%) Documentum
3 1 (4.55%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) AdWords
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 5 (22.73%) Gatling
5 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
5 3 (13.64%) Maven
5 3 (13.64%) PHPUnit
5 3 (13.64%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Junior
4 3 (13.64%) Junior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Junior PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Lead Software Developer
4 3 (13.64%) OO PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) QA Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Systems Support
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) HTML5
2 3 (13.64%) beanstalkd
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) CSS3
2 3 (13.64%) jQuery
2 3 (13.64%) LAMP
2 3 (13.64%) Laravel
2 3 (13.64%) RESTful
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.55%) Learning Management System
2 1 (4.55%) Reinsurance
2 1 (4.55%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Case Management
4 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (13.64%) Kanban
4 3 (13.64%) Line Management
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 3 (13.64%) Microservices
4 3 (13.64%) OO PHP
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.64%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) PHP 5
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 9 (40.91%) ISEB
2 9 (40.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
2 3 (13.64%) EMC
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) OpenText
2 3 (13.64%) Pega
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe