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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 1.92% 8.33% 5.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 26.32% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 4
Median salary £32,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +8.43%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
5 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 9.62% 31.67% 19.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 15
Median salary £32,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £32,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft