The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cwmbran region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 25 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cwmbran 5.36% - 4.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 85.71% - 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 4
Average salary £23,750 - £32,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 - £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £24,750 - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
QA
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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 Cwmbran region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cwmbran
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cwmbran 6.25% 2.44% 8.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 7
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £32,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cwmbran

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cwmbran

QA
Salary Trend in Cwmbran

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

QA Salary Trend in Cwmbran

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cwmbran

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cwmbran 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 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) Advertising
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Informix
3 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 5 (50.00%) MySQL
3 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (50.00%) PaaS
3 5 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
3 5 (50.00%) Big Data
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Multicast
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Test Management
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) Korn
4 4 (40.00%) IGMP
4 4 (40.00%) RTSP
4 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cwmbran by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cwmbran 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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) GlassFish
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Multicast
1 4 (40.00%) IGMP
1 4 (40.00%) RTSP
1 4 (40.00%) SNMP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Informix
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
1 5 (50.00%) Big Data
2 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (50.00%) Advertising
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) DOM
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (40.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (40.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat