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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 9 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 11.90% 6.38% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 37.50% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
10 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in North Wales 23.81% 17.02% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 1
Median salary £37,500 £47,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.21% +25.33%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in North Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the North Wales region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wrexham +9 5 £40,000 +23.07%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 11 Related IT Skills in North Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Big Data
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) HP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in North Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Big Data
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manual Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle