Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Walsall with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands > Walsall
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Walsall 18.31% 1.85% 5.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.47% 9.52% 37.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 8
Walsall median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% -3.61%
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.27%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Walsall with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Walsall
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 17 21 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Walsall 23.94% 19.44% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 25
Walsall median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% -13.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,250 £24,675 £26,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £44,125 £79,000
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Walsall.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Walsall

QA
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Salary trend for QA in Walsall

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 8 (61.54%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) jQuery
3 6 (46.15%) Umbraco
3 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (46.15%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) WebSockets
3 6 (46.15%) Ajax
3 6 (46.15%) Web Development
3 6 (46.15%) JSON
3 6 (46.15%) WCF
3 6 (46.15%) WPF
3 6 (46.15%) WF
3 6 (46.15%) Contact Management
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) SOAP
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) npm
3 6 (46.15%) Angular 2
3 6 (46.15%) Task Parallel Library
3 6 (46.15%) Big Data

QA
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (46.15%) Umbraco
2 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) npm
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Big Data
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) gulp
1 6 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
2 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Web Developer
2 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
2 6 (46.15%) C# Web Developer
2 6 (46.15%) CRM Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Full Stack Developer
2 6 (46.15%) HTML Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior .NET Web Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior C# Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Full Stack Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Web Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) Ajax
1 6 (46.15%) Angular 2
1 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
1 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) HTML5
1 6 (46.15%) jQuery
1 6 (46.15%) JSON
1 6 (46.15%) REST
1 6 (46.15%) SOAP
1 6 (46.15%) Task Parallel Library
1 6 (46.15%) WCF
1 6 (46.15%) WebSockets
1 6 (46.15%) WF
1 6 (46.15%) WPF
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) Django
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Smart Home
2 3 (23.08%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Contact Management
3 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 6 (46.15%) Microservices
3 6 (46.15%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) RUP
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) V-Model
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Pega