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

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 22 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 6.06% 4.00% 5.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 25.00% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 14
Median salary £45,000 £30,500 £30,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.54% +0.82%  
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 Solihull with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Solihull
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 42 36 36
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 21.21% 16.00% 13.48%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 36
Median salary £37,500 £65,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.30% +136.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,900 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

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Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Salary trend for QA in Solihull

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Salary Histogram in Solihull

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

Salary histogram for QA in Solihull

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

1 21 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) Scrum
5 14 (42.42%) Finance
6 12 (36.36%) C#
6 12 (36.36%) Selenium
6 12 (36.36%) WebDriver
7 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (33.33%) OOP
7 11 (33.33%) OO
8 10 (30.30%) QA Automation
8 10 (30.30%) .NET
8 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
9 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
9 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
10 8 (24.24%) BDD
10 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
11 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
12 6 (18.18%) Banking
12 6 (18.18%) Project Management
12 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (18.18%) Robot Framework
12 6 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (15.15%) PMO
13 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
13 5 (15.15%) Change Control
13 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) SaaS
2 2 (6.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Selenium
1 12 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
4 6 (18.18%) Robot Framework
5 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.12%) JUnit
6 2 (6.06%) Ant
6 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.06%) FogBugz
6 2 (6.06%) Maven
6 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Tester
2 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 10 (30.30%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 10 (30.30%) Selenium Tester
4 8 (24.24%) Mobile Tester
5 5 (15.15%) PMO Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Manual Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
1 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) HTML5
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Blog
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 20 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) OO
4 11 (33.33%) OOP
5 10 (30.30%) QA Automation
5 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 8 (24.24%) BDD
8 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
10 5 (15.15%) Change Control
10 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Process Improvement
10 5 (15.15%) Resource Management
10 5 (15.15%) Web Testing
11 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
11 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Twitter
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft