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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
West Midlands / Walsall
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 25 13
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12  
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Walsall 5.13% 0.81% 6.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 9.09% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £31,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.88% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Walsall
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 11 10
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Walsall 20.51% 8.87% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 4
Median salary £57,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +76.92% -18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £70,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Walsall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Walsall citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 29 March 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 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (50.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (25.00%) SQL

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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft