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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 1.05% 4.48% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 37.50% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Median salary - £65,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +73.33%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 11.58% 11.94% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 4
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 28 June 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%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Management
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%) 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
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
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%) Matrix Management
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognizant