The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 4.55% 3.95% 4.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 21.43% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Average salary £45,000 £41,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% +38.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Walsall region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 12.12% 18.42% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 7
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £41,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £40,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

QA
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

QA Salary Trend in Walsall

QA
Salary Histogram in Walsall

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Walsall region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Walsall

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) CSLA
3 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Umbraco
3 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) QA Manager
1 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) UAT Tester
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Analyst Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) WCF
2 3 (30.00%) WPF
2 3 (30.00%) CSLA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft