The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bridgend region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 7 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 11 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 17.74% 14.06% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 68.75% 64.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 0
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 14 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 25.81% 21.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 0
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
South Wales

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) .NET
1 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) WCF
4 7 (33.33%) Silverlight
5 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 6 (28.57%) C++
5 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) OOD
6 5 (23.81%) CSS3
6 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Release Management
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Business Development
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
6 5 (23.81%) Physics
6 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (14.29%) SOAP
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
1 2 (9.52%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 7 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
3 7 (33.33%) WCF
3 7 (33.33%) Silverlight
4 5 (23.81%) CSS3
4 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) SOAP
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
1 5 (23.81%) Physics
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) OO
5 5 (23.81%) OOD
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Release Management
5 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Business Development
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) C++
4 5 (23.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy