The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Walsall region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 15 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 3.80% 4.35% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 33.33% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £41,500 £30,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 15.19% 13.04% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 2
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% -23.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £27,500 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
West Midlands

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 25 July 2014, 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%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) OLTP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Replication
3 3 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) OLTP
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Release Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) V-Model
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Business Objects