The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 14 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 4.00% 5.34% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.18% 43.75% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 1
Median salary £32,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
11 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 22.00% 12.21% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 7
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -22.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £32,900 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £57,700 £75,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-1.13% +4.76%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

The demand trend of job ads across the Walsall region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Walsall region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft