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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 66 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24  
Permanent jobs citing QA 212 235 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.38% 3.77% 2.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.41% 30.17% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 181 177 134
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 675 779 626
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.94% 12.50% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 536 559 514
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

QA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for QA in the West Midlands

QA
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in the West Midlands

QA
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 3 months to 25 April 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
Birmingham +20 88 £36,250 -3.33% 12
Coventry -10 31 £45,000 +4.04% 6
Staffordshire +29 26 £37,125 +6.07% 6
Warwickshire +29 20 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Solihull -16 17 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Shropshire +17 15 £36,500 +17.74% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £45,000 - 4
Worcestershire -26 4 £30,000 -14.28%
Dudley - 2 £25,000 -
Walsall - 2 £31,500 -
Wolverhampton -1 1 £27,000 -16.92% 1
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for QA.

1 237 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (28.41%) Selenium
3 126 (27.75%) Finance
4 107 (23.57%) Test Scripting
5 103 (22.69%) SQL
6 100 (22.03%) Scrum
7 97 (21.37%) C#
8 95 (20.93%) Java
9 75 (16.52%) .NET
10 73 (16.08%) SQL Server
11 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
12 70 (15.42%) JavaScript
13 65 (14.32%) ISTQB
14 63 (13.88%) HTML
15 60 (13.22%) Degree
16 59 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
17 58 (12.78%) Automated Testing
17 58 (12.78%) ISEB
18 57 (12.56%) Software Testing
19 55 (12.11%) SDLC
20 54 (11.89%) E-Commerce
21 52 (11.45%) Functional Testing
22 49 (10.79%) OO
22 49 (10.79%) TDD
22 49 (10.79%) Manual Testing
23 48 (10.57%) Non-Functional Testing
23 48 (10.57%) Automation Testing
24 45 (9.91%) Test Strategy
24 45 (9.91%) SOAP
24 45 (9.91%) BDD

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (2.42%) IIS
2 10 (2.20%) Apache
2 10 (2.20%) Apache Spark
2 10 (2.20%) Confluence
3 9 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.98%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.32%) FormScape
5 3 (0.66%) CMS
5 3 (0.66%) Documentum
6 2 (0.44%) Drupal
6 2 (0.44%) Moodle
6 2 (0.44%) WordPress
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.66%) SPSS
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 13 (2.86%) assyst
1 13 (2.86%) Sentinel
2 6 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.66%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.74%) SaaS
3 7 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) AdWords
4 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.66%) Trello
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.32%) HTTP
2 3 (0.66%) HTTPS
2 3 (0.66%) Internet
2 3 (0.66%) SSH
3 1 (0.22%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) Skype
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 20 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.74%) Big Data
5 15 (3.30%) MySQL
6 12 (2.64%) Riak
7 10 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.20%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.76%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.32%) Power BI
11 4 (0.88%) Neo4j
12 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.66%) DTS
12 3 (0.66%) QlikView
12 3 (0.66%) Redis
13 2 (0.44%) DB2
13 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 129 (28.41%) Selenium
2 42 (9.25%) JIRA
3 40 (8.81%) SoapUI
4 38 (8.37%) Cucumber
5 36 (7.93%) WebDriver
6 32 (7.05%) Visual Studio
7 29 (6.39%) JMeter
8 21 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (3.74%) Git (software)
10 16 (3.52%) JUnit
11 14 (3.08%) SpecFlow
12 13 (2.86%) Robot Framework
12 13 (2.86%) Subversion
13 10 (2.20%) Ranorex
14 7 (1.54%) Concordion
14 7 (1.54%) JBehave
14 7 (1.54%) MSBuild
14 7 (1.54%) TestNG
15 6 (1.32%) eggPlant
15 6 (1.32%) WATIR
General
1 126 (27.75%) Finance
2 34 (7.49%) Retail
3 25 (5.51%) Banking
4 11 (2.42%) Games
4 11 (2.42%) Marketing
5 10 (2.20%) Automotive
6 8 (1.76%) Legal
7 7 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.88%) Back Office
9 3 (0.66%) Law
9 3 (0.66%) Military
10 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (23.13%) Analyst
2 89 (19.60%) Tester
3 83 (18.28%) Test Analyst
4 55 (12.11%) Developer
5 48 (10.57%) Software Tester
6 41 (9.03%) QA Engineer
7 39 (8.59%) Test Engineer
8 35 (7.71%) Automation Tester
9 34 (7.49%) Project Manager
10 33 (7.27%) QA Tester
11 30 (6.61%) QA Test Engineer
12 27 (5.95%) Architect
13 26 (5.73%) Software Analyst
13 26 (5.73%) Software Test Analyst
14 24 (5.29%) Selenium Tester
15 23 (5.07%) QA Automation Engineer
15 23 (5.07%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 23 (5.07%) Senior Developer
15 23 (5.07%) Test Automation Engineer
16 22 (4.85%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.52%) .NET
2 63 (13.88%) HTML
3 45 (9.91%) SOAP
4 43 (9.47%) ASP.NET
4 43 (9.47%) CSS
5 39 (8.59%) HTML5
6 37 (8.15%) Web Services
7 32 (7.05%) XML
8 29 (6.39%) jQuery
9 23 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (4.41%) Velocity
11 19 (4.19%) .NET Framework
12 17 (3.74%) AngularJS
13 16 (3.52%) REST
14 15 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (3.30%) JSON
15 14 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (3.08%) RESTful
16 9 (1.98%) J2EE
16 9 (1.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 26 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.96%) N-Tier
5 16 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.08%) Fintech
7 13 (2.86%) CESG
7 13 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
7 13 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (2.64%) Blog
9 11 (2.42%) Driving Licence
10 10 (2.20%) User Experience
11 6 (1.32%) EPoS
12 5 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.88%) iPhone
13 4 (0.88%) Replication
13 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.07%) Windows
2 20 (4.41%) Unix
3 14 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.86%) Android
4 13 (2.86%) Linux
5 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (23.57%) Test Scripting
3 100 (22.03%) Scrum
4 58 (12.78%) Automated Testing
5 57 (12.56%) Software Testing
6 55 (12.11%) SDLC
7 54 (11.89%) E-Commerce
8 52 (11.45%) Functional Testing
9 49 (10.79%) Manual Testing
9 49 (10.79%) OO
9 49 (10.79%) TDD
10 48 (10.57%) Automation Testing
10 48 (10.57%) Non-Functional Testing
11 45 (9.91%) BDD
11 45 (9.91%) Test Strategy
12 44 (9.69%) Project Management
12 44 (9.69%) Regression Testing
13 43 (9.47%) Unit Testing
14 38 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (8.37%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (22.69%) SQL
2 97 (21.37%) C#
3 95 (20.93%) Java
4 70 (15.42%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.96%) PHP
6 16 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 12 (2.64%) VB
8 8 (1.76%) Erlang
9 7 (1.54%) Perl
9 7 (1.54%) VBA
9 7 (1.54%) VBScript
10 5 (1.10%) C++
11 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.88%) Python
11 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.66%) PHP 5
12 3 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.44%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (14.32%) ISTQB
2 60 (13.22%) Degree
3 58 (12.78%) ISEB
4 27 (5.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 24 (5.29%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.86%) CISA
7 13 (2.86%) CISM
7 13 (2.86%) CISSP
8 6 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.66%) CSQA
10 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.44%) GNVQ
11 2 (0.44%) HND
11 2 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.85%) PMO
2 17 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 13 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.54%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.32%) SDET
6 3 (0.66%) SLA
7 2 (0.44%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (2.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.66%) Puppet
2 2 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.05%) Oracle
3 10 (2.20%) Tableau
4 9 (1.98%) NEC
5 6 (1.32%) Atlassian
5 6 (1.32%) JD Edwards
5 6 (1.32%) SAP
6 5 (1.10%) Google
7 4 (0.88%) Adobe
7 4 (0.88%) Cognizant
7 4 (0.88%) Zend
8 3 (0.66%) CODA
8 3 (0.66%) Cognos
8 3 (0.66%) EMC
8 3 (0.66%) IFS
8 3 (0.66%) OpenText
8 3 (0.66%) Pega
9 2 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.44%) hybris
9 2 (0.44%) Twitter
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + other benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £29800 per annum + Pen, DIS, 5w hols
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Creavo Medical Technologies Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Creavo Medical Technologies Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Coventry Building Society
Salary: £33,495 - 50,242 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago