Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 55 74
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 409 542 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.06% 4.39% 3.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.41% 31.22% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 358 431 360
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -6.98%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £24,925
90th Percentile £61,325 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 1345 1736 1411
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.36% 14.07% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1053 1197 1089
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,550 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,078 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.85% +11.11% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 181 £40,000 +6.67% 10
Staffordshire +18 59 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Coventry -15 50 £40,500 -10.00% 4
Warwickshire -13 35 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Solihull -3 28 £45,000 +30.43%
Shropshire +14 18 £36,500 +14.06%
Sutton Coldfield - 13 £45,000 -
Halesowen -9 7 £26,250 +25.00% 2
Worcestershire -31 6 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Walsall +19 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Wolverhampton +3 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Dudley +10 3 £25,000 -23.08%
Willenhall +2 3 £45,000 +20.00%
QA
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 204 (49.88%) Test Automation
2 202 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (34.23%) Selenium
4 110 (26.89%) SQL
4 110 (26.89%) Test Scripting
5 93 (22.74%) Java
6 83 (20.29%) Finance
7 80 (19.56%) C#
8 79 (19.32%) Scrum
9 78 (19.07%) JIRA
10 74 (18.09%) ISTQB
11 73 (17.85%) Software Testing
12 66 (16.14%) ISEB
13 63 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
14 62 (15.16%) Microsoft
15 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
15 60 (14.67%) Degree
16 59 (14.43%) .NET
17 58 (14.18%) Manual Testing
18 52 (12.71%) Cucumber
19 49 (11.98%) SDLC
20 48 (11.74%) E-Commerce
21 44 (10.76%) WebDriver
22 42 (10.27%) JavaScript
23 41 (10.02%) HTML
23 41 (10.02%) Project Management
23 41 (10.02%) Test Strategy
24 39 (9.54%) OO
24 39 (9.54%) BDD
25 37 (9.05%) Retail

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 8 (1.96%) Confluence
2 7 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.98%) Apache
4 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.73%) CMS
5 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.49%) JBoss
6 2 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.24%) Moodle
7 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) assyst
1 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.24%) Magento
1 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.24%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.91%) SaaS
3 10 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.73%) AdWords
4 3 (0.73%) BrowserStack
4 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.71%) BGP
2 7 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (1.71%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (1.71%) Ethernet
2 7 (1.71%) IPsec
2 7 (1.71%) MPLS
2 7 (1.71%) Network Security
2 7 (1.71%) OSPF
2 7 (1.71%) SNMP
2 7 (1.71%) SSL
2 7 (1.71%) VLAN
2 7 (1.71%) VPN
2 7 (1.71%) Wireless
3 6 (1.47%) Internet
3 6 (1.47%) Intranet
4 3 (0.73%) HTTP
4 3 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.16%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.93%) Big Data
4 12 (2.93%) MySQL
5 8 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.96%) Riak
6 7 (1.71%) Power BI
7 4 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.73%) Redis
8 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.24%) DB2
10 1 (0.24%) GIS
10 1 (0.24%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 140 (34.23%) Selenium
2 78 (19.07%) JIRA
3 52 (12.71%) Cucumber
4 44 (10.76%) WebDriver
5 36 (8.80%) JMeter
6 27 (6.60%) SoapUI
7 23 (5.62%) Git (software)
8 20 (4.89%) SpecFlow
9 19 (4.65%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.67%) Ranorex
11 14 (3.42%) JBehave
11 14 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (3.18%) Jenkins
12 13 (3.18%) JUnit
12 13 (3.18%) WATIR
13 11 (2.69%) eggPlant
13 11 (2.69%) Subversion
13 11 (2.69%) TestRail
14 8 (1.96%) Maven
14 8 (1.96%) TestNG
General
1 83 (20.29%) Finance
2 37 (9.05%) Retail
3 26 (6.36%) Games
4 14 (3.42%) Legal
5 12 (2.93%) Banking
6 10 (2.44%) Marketing
7 7 (1.71%) Billing
8 6 (1.47%) Automotive
8 6 (1.47%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.73%) Local Government
10 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (28.85%) Analyst
1 118 (28.85%) Tester
2 87 (21.27%) Test Analyst
3 57 (13.94%) QA Tester
4 52 (12.71%) Software Tester
5 46 (11.25%) Developer
6 45 (11.00%) QA Engineer
7 35 (8.56%) Automation Tester
8 34 (8.31%) Test Engineer
9 31 (7.58%) QA Analyst
9 31 (7.58%) Selenium Tester
10 29 (7.09%) Software Analyst
10 29 (7.09%) Software Test Analyst
11 28 (6.85%) QA Test Engineer
11 28 (6.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 27 (6.60%) Project Manager
13 22 (5.38%) Team Leader
14 20 (4.89%) QA Test Analyst
15 19 (4.65%) Senior Test Engineer
16 18 (4.40%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.43%) .NET
2 41 (10.02%) HTML
3 33 (8.07%) SOAP
4 31 (7.58%) Web Services
4 31 (7.58%) XML
5 28 (6.85%) HTML5
6 27 (6.60%) .NET Framework
6 27 (6.60%) ASP.NET
7 26 (6.36%) jQuery
8 22 (5.38%) CSS
9 18 (4.40%) REST
10 17 (4.16%) Gherkin
11 15 (3.67%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.67%) RESTful
12 13 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (2.93%) JSON
14 11 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (2.69%) Velocity
14 11 (2.69%) WCF
15 10 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 63 (15.40%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.91%) Fintech
4 14 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.42%) Driving Licence
5 13 (3.18%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.20%) Blog
7 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.20%) User Experience
8 7 (1.71%) BBC
8 7 (1.71%) FlexPod
9 6 (1.47%) EPoS
10 5 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.73%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.73%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.73%) Smart Home
12 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.36%) Windows
2 21 (5.13%) Unix
3 12 (2.93%) Linux
4 9 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.71%) Android
6 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.49%) MVS
7 1 (0.24%) VMS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (49.88%) Test Automation
2 202 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (26.89%) Test Scripting
4 79 (19.32%) Scrum
5 73 (17.85%) Software Testing
6 58 (14.18%) Manual Testing
7 49 (11.98%) SDLC
8 48 (11.74%) E-Commerce
9 41 (10.02%) Project Management
9 41 (10.02%) Test Strategy
10 39 (9.54%) BDD
10 39 (9.54%) OO
11 37 (9.05%) Regression Testing
12 35 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (8.56%) TDD
12 35 (8.56%) Unit Testing
13 34 (8.31%) Business Analysis
14 32 (7.82%) ITIL
14 32 (7.82%) Mentoring
15 30 (7.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (26.89%) SQL
2 93 (22.74%) Java
3 80 (19.56%) C#
4 42 (10.27%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.93%) PHP
7 11 (2.69%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.71%) C++
8 7 (1.71%) Python
9 5 (1.22%) Perl
10 4 (0.98%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.73%) C
11 3 (0.73%) PHP 5
11 3 (0.73%) Ruby
11 3 (0.73%) VB
12 2 (0.49%) Erlang
12 2 (0.49%) JCL
12 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (18.09%) ISTQB
2 66 (16.14%) ISEB
3 60 (14.67%) Degree
4 32 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.69%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.44%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.71%) CCNP
10 7 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.98%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.49%) GNVQ
12 2 (0.49%) HND
12 2 (0.49%) MBA
13 1 (0.24%) CBAP
13 1 (0.24%) CISA
13 1 (0.24%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.40%) PMO
2 7 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.73%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Docker
2 2 (0.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.24%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 62 (15.16%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.05%) Oracle
3 12 (2.93%) HP
4 10 (2.44%) CA Agile Central
5 9 (2.20%) Tableau
6 8 (1.96%) SAP
7 7 (1.71%) Aruba
7 7 (1.71%) Brocade
7 7 (1.71%) CheckPoint
7 7 (1.71%) Cisco
7 7 (1.71%) F5
7 7 (1.71%) Fortinet
7 7 (1.71%) Meraki
7 7 (1.71%) SolarWinds
7 7 (1.71%) Sourcefire
8 4 (0.98%) Twitter
9 3 (0.73%) Google
9 3 (0.73%) VMware
9 3 (0.73%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.73%) Zend
Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 52,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Salary: £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 44,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
SThree
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
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Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £125,000 to £150,000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 22 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Creavo Medical Technologies Limited
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
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