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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 47 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 1.63% 1.80% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 12.12% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 1
Median salary £36,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.30% +3.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 44 66 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 17.89% 14.86% 15.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 20
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £70,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

QA
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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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 24 June 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 -2 3 £36,500 +12.30%
Shrewsbury - 1 - -
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Unix
5 6 (30.00%) Gatling
6 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) HTML5
8 3 (15.00%) OO PHP
8 3 (15.00%) beanstalkd
8 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (15.00%) AdWords
8 3 (15.00%) Confluence
8 3 (15.00%) PHPUnit
8 3 (15.00%) CSS3
8 3 (15.00%) Laravel
8 3 (15.00%) Change Control
8 3 (15.00%) Redis
8 3 (15.00%) Analytics
8 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Management
8 3 (15.00%) PHP
8 3 (15.00%) CSS
8 3 (15.00%) Web Services

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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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) AdWords
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
1 3 (15.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 10 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) Gatling
3 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (15.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
1 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Junior PHP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) MySQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) OO PHP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Support
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) beanstalkd
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) CSS3
2 3 (15.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 3 (15.00%) Laravel
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
1 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
1 1 (5.00%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (15.00%) Internet Marketing
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Logistics
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) OO PHP
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Management
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) CAD
4 1 (5.00%) Content Development
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 3 (15.00%) PHP 5
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
1 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe