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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 5.43% 4.48% 5.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.32% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £41,500 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.33% -10.44%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
19 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 20.65% 5.97% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 3
Average salary £42,500 £33,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.81% -0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £27,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £76,500 £33,500 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
1 4 (50.00%) Business Objects