QA Jobs in the West Midlands

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > West Midlands

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 66 15 75
Rank change year-on-year -51 +60 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 202 977 276
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.54% 13.31% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.57% 46.90% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 168 173 226
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £39,938 £44,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £69,063 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £86,485 £80,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Midlands

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 895 2,083 1,285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.67% 28.37% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 722 716 869
10th Percentile £27,300 £31,250 £28,700
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,375 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,249 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.50% +8.70% +2.22%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £79,775 £80,000 £71,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for QA in the West Midlands

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Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for QA in the West Midlands

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Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

Salary histogram for QA in the West Midlands

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Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham -38 76 £52,500 -4.55% 34
Staffordshire -5 43 £42,250 -13.33% 10
Warwickshire +1 23 £70,000 +32.08% 11
Shropshire -15 14 £52,500 +14.13% 1
Solihull +8 12 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Coventry -24 8 £49,000 -10.91% 11
Worcestershire -19 4 £32,750 -31.05% 9
Wolverhampton -22 2 £86,000 - 1
Halesowen - 2 - - 1
Wednesbury - 1 £45,000 -
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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (0.99%) ArcGIS
1 2 (0.99%) IIS
1 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.98%) Simulink
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.99%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.50%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.50%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.86%) Azure
2 27 (13.37%) AWS
3 12 (5.94%) SaaS
4 8 (3.96%) Azure DevOps
4 8 (3.96%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.96%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.47%) WhatsApp
6 6 (2.97%) GCP
6 6 (2.97%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (2.48%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (2.48%) PaaS
8 4 (1.98%) GitHub
9 3 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.49%) Serverless
10 2 (0.99%) Matillion
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.50%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.48%) SD-WAN
1 5 (2.48%) VLAN
1 5 (2.48%) WAN
2 4 (1.98%) 3GPP
2 4 (1.98%) 5G
2 4 (1.98%) FlexRay
3 3 (1.49%) Wireless
4 2 (0.99%) HTTP
4 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) VoIP
4 2 (0.99%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (2.97%) Power BI
5 4 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.99%) GIS
6 2 (0.99%) Looker
6 2 (0.99%) Metadata
6 2 (0.99%) MySQL
6 2 (0.99%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.50%) DynamoDB
7 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (9.41%) Git
2 12 (5.94%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.45%) Selenium
4 10 (4.95%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.46%) Postman
6 6 (2.97%) NUnit
7 5 (2.48%) Jasmine
7 5 (2.48%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.98%) ESLint
8 4 (1.98%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.98%) JIRA
9 3 (1.49%) JMeter
10 2 (0.99%) gulp
10 2 (0.99%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.50%) MSTest
11 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 38 (18.81%) Finance
3 37 (18.32%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (15.35%) Manufacturing
5 19 (9.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 17 (8.42%) Telecoms
7 16 (7.92%) Public Sector
8 15 (7.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (5.45%) Marketing
10 9 (4.46%) Retail
11 8 (3.96%) Electronics
11 8 (3.96%) Legal
11 8 (3.96%) Police
12 5 (2.48%) Automotive
12 5 (2.48%) Banking
12 5 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (2.48%) Publishing
13 4 (1.98%) Games
14 3 (1.49%) Law
15 2 (0.99%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 42 (20.79%) Developer
1 42 (20.79%) Lead
2 17 (8.42%) Software Engineer
3 14 (6.93%) Lead Developer
3 14 (6.93%) QA Engineer
3 14 (6.93%) Tester
4 12 (5.94%) Analyst
5 11 (5.45%) Senior
6 10 (4.95%) .NET Developer
7 8 (3.96%) QA Leader
7 8 (3.96%) ServiceNow Developer
8 7 (3.47%) Agile Tester
8 7 (3.47%) QA Tester
9 6 (2.97%) Head of Development
9 6 (2.97%) Head of Software Development
9 6 (2.97%) QA Manager
9 6 (2.97%) Quality Manager
9 6 (2.97%) React Developer
9 6 (2.97%) Team Leader
9 6 (2.97%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.36%) .NET
2 17 (8.42%) React
3 16 (7.92%) ASP.NET
4 15 (7.43%) XML
5 14 (6.93%) RESTful
6 13 (6.44%) Node.js
6 13 (6.44%) Spring Boot
7 10 (4.95%) .NET Core
7 10 (4.95%) Jest
7 10 (4.95%) Web Services
8 9 (4.46%) Spring
9 8 (3.96%) CSS
9 8 (3.96%) HTML
9 8 (3.96%) SOAP
10 7 (3.47%) Redux
11 6 (2.97%) EDI
11 6 (2.97%) JSON
11 6 (2.97%) XML Schema
12 5 (2.48%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Management Information System
2 22 (10.89%) Product Ownership
3 11 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.47%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.47%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.48%) Distributed Applications
6 5 (2.48%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (1.98%) Operational Technology
8 3 (1.49%) CCTV
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile Games
8 3 (1.49%) Onboarding
9 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.99%) Lidar
9 2 (0.99%) PACS
9 2 (0.99%) Pricing Data
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.48%) Android
1 5 (2.48%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.49%) Windows
3 2 (0.99%) Linux
4 1 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.20%) Agile
2 49 (24.26%) Test Automation
3 38 (18.81%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (15.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (14.85%) DevOps
6 27 (13.37%) Scrum
6 27 (13.37%) Software Testing
6 27 (13.37%) User Experience
7 25 (12.38%) Mentoring
8 24 (11.88%) CI/CD
8 24 (11.88%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.89%) Test Strategy
10 21 (10.40%) Project Management
11 19 (9.41%) Functional Testing
11 19 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (8.91%) Coaching
13 17 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (8.42%) Cybersecurity
13 17 (8.42%) ITSM
13 17 (8.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.83%) SQL
2 32 (15.84%) C#
2 32 (15.84%) JavaScript
3 16 (7.92%) Java
3 16 (7.92%) Python
4 9 (4.46%) C
4 9 (4.46%) TypeScript
5 5 (2.48%) MATLAB
5 5 (2.48%) VB
6 4 (1.98%) PHP
7 3 (1.49%) Kotlin
7 3 (1.49%) R
7 3 (1.49%) Swift
8 2 (0.99%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.99%) Ladder Logic
9 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions
9 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (19.31%) Degree
2 10 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.48%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.48%) HNC
3 5 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.98%) AAT
4 4 (1.98%) CREST Certified
5 3 (1.49%) APMP
5 3 (1.49%) CITP
5 3 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) GMP
2 8 (3.96%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (3.47%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.48%) GDPR
4 5 (2.48%) ISO 26262
4 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.98%) MISRA
5 4 (1.98%) NCSC
5 4 (1.98%) SLA
6 3 (1.49%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.99%) AUTOSAR
7 2 (0.99%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 9 (4.46%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.49%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 22 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.93%) SAP
3 11 (5.45%) ServiceNow
4 8 (3.96%) Databricks
5 6 (2.97%) Google
5 6 (2.97%) SYSPRO
5 6 (2.97%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.48%) Avaya
6 5 (2.48%) Cisco
6 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.48%) Zscaler
7 2 (0.99%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (0.99%) Citrix
7 2 (0.99%) Siemens
7 2 (0.99%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) IBM
8 1 (0.50%) Sage