The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 4 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 20.00% - 6.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% - 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £30,000 - £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dudley region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
6 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 30.00% - 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 17
Average salary £27,750 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Dudley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

QA
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

QA Salary Trend in Dudley

QA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dudley region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) QMS
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) OLTP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dudley region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) OLTP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) QMS
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft