The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 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 North Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 16 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 1.79% 11.76% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 80.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 0
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 8.93% 14.71% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 2
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
Wales

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

QA
Salary Trend in North Wales

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

QA Salary Trend in North Wales

QA
Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Flintshire +7 1 £40,000 +8.10%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 27 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North Wales 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) CTI
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Hudson
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (33.33%) NetWeaver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North Wales 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 (33.33%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Testing Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) SAP XI
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Basis
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) System Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) SAP