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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 11 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 12.24% 11.94% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 61.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 0
Average salary £35,500 £29,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
6 26 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 12.24% 19.40% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 1
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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
Salary Histogram in Bridgend

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Bridgend region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Bridgend

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (81.25%) JavaScript
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) CSS
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
1 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 8 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) WCF
2 8 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Release Management
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Business Development
3 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
3 5 (31.25%) Physics
3 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) OOD
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Lync
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) PBX
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
1 2 (12.50%) WLAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Manager
4 1 (6.25%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) CSS
2 8 (50.00%) WCF
2 8 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
1 5 (31.25%) Physics
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Business Development
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) Release Management
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) OO
2 5 (31.25%) OOD
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) TickIT
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Avaya