The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 26 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 3.16% 1.82% 17.02%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 60.00% 50.00% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Average salary £27,500 £24,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% -28.98%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 Wolverhampton region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 5.26% 3.64% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 9
Average salary £27,500 £22,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.87% -34.05%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wolverhampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

QA
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wolverhampton region.

QA Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

QA
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) XML
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
1 7 (87.50%) Test Planning
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) QA Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) QA Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Software QA Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Software Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (87.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
1 7 (87.50%) Software Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Management
1 7 (87.50%) Test Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree