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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 4.84% 3.85% 3.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Average salary £65,000 £39,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.55% +31.66%
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
7 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 11.29% 15.38% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 11
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £40,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 7 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 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
3 3 (37.50%) WCF
3 3 (37.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) Umbraco
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) CSLA
3 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) QA Manager
1 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) UAT Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
2 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) CSLA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft