Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 39 50
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 34 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 1.32% 5.33% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.53% 50.75% 39.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 27 21
Worcestershire median annual salary £31,250 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £25,125 £25,150 £20,500
90th Percentile £39,825 £56,000 £50,750
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -6.98%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 34 67 51
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 5.61% 10.50% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 60 44
Worcestershire median annual salary £44,250 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.00% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,529 £23,500 £30,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £51,700
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -5.88%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Worcestershire

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Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Salary trend for QA in Worcestershire

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Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Worcestershire

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Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 27 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
Worcester -8 5 £32,500 -13.91%
Redditch -12 1 £25,000 -9.09%
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Zend
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BPMN
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Smarty
4 1 (12.50%) Online Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) CBAP
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (12.50%) Core Data
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Smarty
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) UIKit
2 1 (12.50%) Velocity
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Android Development
4 1 (12.50%) BPMN
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Online Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Apple Swift
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) CBAP
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Zend
Worcestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
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