Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 58 53
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 1.91% 1.36% 3.07%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.27% 20.00% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 13
Worcestershire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,200 £27,450 £24,000
90th Percentile £45,725 £39,300 £102,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +6.67%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 33 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 7.01% 6.78% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 26 33 33
Worcestershire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,825 £22,400
90th Percentile £83,750 £47,150 £50,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -1 4 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Kidderminster - 2 £37,500 - 1
Malvern - 1 £45,000 - 1
QA
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) CSS3
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner

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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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Requirements Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Requirements Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Developer
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Developer
2 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Writer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe