The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 18 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 1.69% 15.52% 16.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 100.00% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 16
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.56%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
QA
South Wales

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 Bridgend region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
9 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 15.25% 15.52% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 20
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,400 £30,000 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

QA
Salary Trend in Bridgend

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

QA Salary Trend in Bridgend

QA
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgend 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) Silverlight
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript