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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 1.44% 4.17% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 42.86% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 5.04% 9.72% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 5
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £33,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £95,000 £70,250
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 14 February 2016, 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 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) IIS
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Apache
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) LAMP
2 5 (45.45%) JSON
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) WPF
2 5 (45.45%) Umbraco
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) Hudson
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
2 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Apache
1 5 (45.45%) IIS
1 5 (45.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Hudson
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
1 5 (45.45%) Selenium
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET Developer
1 5 (45.45%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (45.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 5 (45.45%) C# Developer
1 5 (45.45%) C# WCF Developer
1 5 (45.45%) C# WPF Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Developer
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Developer
1 5 (45.45%) WCF Developer
1 5 (45.45%) WPF Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior C# Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior SQL Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior SQL Server Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) LAMP
1 5 (45.45%) WCF
1 5 (45.45%) WPF
1 5 (45.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Matrix Management
3 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft