Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 57 35
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 4 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 6.64% 0.70% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.93% 5.13% 19.30%
Number of salaries quoted 27 2 2
Shropshire median annual salary £35,000 £38,619 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.37% +8.02% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,966 £30,525
90th Percentile £50,375 £47,331 £41,575
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -

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 Shropshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Shropshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 97 78 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 21.46% 13.59% 14.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79 50 35
Shropshire median annual salary £38,500 £34,455 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.74% -1.56% +27.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,100 £19,800
90th Percentile £71,500 £48,956 £48,750
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Shropshire

QA
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

QA
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Shropshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Shropshire

QA
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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Shrewsbury - 24 £35,000 -
Telford -5 5 £62,500 +61.84% 2
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (76.67%) Google
2 21 (70.00%) Banking
2 21 (70.00%) Finance
3 15 (50.00%) HTML
3 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (50.00%) PHP
3 15 (50.00%) CSS
3 15 (50.00%) Marketing
3 15 (50.00%) RESTful
4 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 9 (30.00%) Docker
5 9 (30.00%) Microservices
5 9 (30.00%) Pay per click
5 9 (30.00%) SEO
6 8 (26.67%) LAMP
6 8 (26.67%) Internet
6 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 8 (26.67%) MySQL
6 8 (26.67%) OO
6 8 (26.67%) Subversion
6 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (26.67%) Google Analytics
6 8 (26.67%) Internet Marketing
6 8 (26.67%) PHP 5
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
6 8 (26.67%) CSS3
6 8 (26.67%) Laravel
6 8 (26.67%) Redis
6 8 (26.67%) Analytics

QA
Co-occurring 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 1 (3.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) AdWords
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (26.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) MySQL
1 8 (26.67%) Redis
2 1 (3.33%) GIS
2 1 (3.33%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (26.67%) PHPUnit
1 8 (26.67%) Subversion
2 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (70.00%) Banking
1 21 (70.00%) Finance
2 15 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) MySQL Developer
2 8 (26.67%) OO PHP Developer
2 8 (26.67%) PHP Developer
2 8 (26.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
2 8 (26.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 8 (26.67%) SEO Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Tester
3 7 (23.33%) Tools Developer
4 6 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Senior QA Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) CSS
1 15 (50.00%) HTML
1 15 (50.00%) RESTful
2 8 (26.67%) beanstalkd
2 8 (26.67%) CSS3
2 8 (26.67%) HTML5
2 8 (26.67%) jQuery
2 8 (26.67%) LAMP
2 8 (26.67%) Laravel
2 8 (26.67%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
3 7 (23.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Microservices
2 9 (30.00%) Pay per click
2 9 (30.00%) SEO
3 8 (26.67%) Analytics
3 8 (26.67%) Internet Marketing
3 8 (26.67%) OO
3 8 (26.67%) OO PHP
4 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
4 7 (23.33%) Security Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (20.00%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Case Management
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (50.00%) PHP
2 8 (26.67%) PHP 5
3 7 (23.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Google
2 3 (10.00%) Progress
3 1 (3.33%) Pega