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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Worcestershire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 28 43
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15  
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 26 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 1.11% 7.07% 1.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 60.47% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 19 3
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -29.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £49,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £47,500 £53,900
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 22 43 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 6.09% 11.68% 8.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21 36 18
Median salary £53,000 £35,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +51.42% -27.83%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,387 £25,000 £40,150
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £64,250 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Worcestershire 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 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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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 3 months to 28 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
Worcester -11 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Redditch -10 1 £25,000 -
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West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Statistics
3 3 (37.50%) Product Management
3 3 (37.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (37.50%) Axure RP
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) Trello
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Apple Swift
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (25.00%) Core Data
4 2 (25.00%) Android Development
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (25.00%) B2B
4 2 (25.00%) B2C
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Cocoa
4 2 (25.00%) Xcode

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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 2 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Trello
2 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Axure RP
1 3 (37.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Xcode
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Digital Product Owner
1 3 (37.50%) Product Owner
1 3 (37.50%) QA Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Test Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) Cocoa
2 2 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (25.00%) Core Data
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) Smarty
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) UIKit
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Ajax
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Product Management
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Statistics
3 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 2 (25.00%) Android Development
4 2 (25.00%) B2B
4 2 (25.00%) B2C
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Information Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (12.50%) SEO
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) Apple Swift
2 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Zend