The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 5.41% 1.61% 9.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 20.00% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 7
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +8.10%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
QA
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 North Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 18.92% 8.06% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 7
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% +1.35%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Flintshire -1 5 - -
Wrexham - 1 £30,000 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) AccuRev
4 1 (14.29%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
1 1 (14.29%) AccuRev
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Applications Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Testing Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft