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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Solihull
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 18 39
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21  
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Solihull 6.55% 7.92% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.85% 47.50% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 19 19 7
Median salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.52% +30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £35,000
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 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 53 40 41
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 18.28% 16.67% 13.67%
Number of salaries quoted 46 36 37
Median salary £37,500 £65,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.30% +100.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £33,950 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £65,000
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 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 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 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 Solihull region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Scrum
3 20 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (47.22%) Finance
5 14 (38.89%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) Banking
6 13 (36.11%) Robot Framework
6 13 (36.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
8 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
9 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
12 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 6 (16.67%) C#
12 6 (16.67%) Selenium
13 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
13 5 (13.89%) .NET
13 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
13 5 (13.89%) OOP
13 5 (13.89%) OO
13 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
13 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
14 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (11.11%) BDD
14 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow

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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 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Robot Framework
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
4 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Ant
5 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.78%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.78%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 13 (36.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
1 21 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Manual Tester
6 2 (5.56%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) PMO Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) .NET
1 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Blog
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (69.44%) Scrum
3 20 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Manual Testing
6 10 (27.78%) Regression Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 7 (19.44%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) OO
10 5 (13.89%) OOP
10 5 (13.89%) QA Automation
11 4 (11.11%) BDD
11 4 (11.11%) System Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Agile Testing
12 3 (8.33%) Defect Management
12 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.78%) Twitter
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago