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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 1.80% 4.55% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 33.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Average salary £33,750 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
6 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 5.41% 13.64% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 1
Average salary £43,250 £30,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.65% -31.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
2 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 1 (14.29%) HND
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) RDBMS
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft