The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 57 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.25% 5.35% 4.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.80% 45.60% 47.83%
Number of salaries quoted 28 39 41
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 South Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
81 125 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.09% 11.73% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 70 95 97
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £46,450 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South 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 South Wales

QA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

QA Salary Trend in South Wales

QA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in South Wales

QA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +4 24 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Newport -7 8 £80,000 +107.79%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 28 (27.45%) Finance
4 24 (23.53%) Selenium
4 24 (23.53%) SDLC
5 23 (22.55%) Java
6 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (17.65%) SQL
7 18 (17.65%) TDD
8 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (15.69%) Scala
9 16 (15.69%) Scrum
10 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 15 (14.71%) Test Scripting
10 15 (14.71%) Mentoring
10 15 (14.71%) Big Data
11 14 (13.73%) Process Improvement
11 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (13.73%) Project Management
12 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
12 13 (12.75%) HTML
12 13 (12.75%) CSS
13 12 (11.76%) .NET
13 12 (11.76%) Python
13 12 (11.76%) Git (software)
13 12 (11.76%) BDD
13 12 (11.76%) Software Delivery
13 12 (11.76%) Fintech
14 11 (10.78%) People Management
14 11 (10.78%) User Stories

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.84%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.86%) Apache
3 6 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.98%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.88%) PaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) DNS
1 6 (5.88%) iSCSI
1 6 (5.88%) Kerberos
1 6 (5.88%) NAS
1 6 (5.88%) Network Security
1 6 (5.88%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (5.88%) SAN
2 2 (1.96%) Broadband
2 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) Skype
2 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) Big Data
2 10 (9.80%) Hadoop
2 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.84%) MySQL
5 7 (6.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.88%) Data Mining
6 6 (5.88%) HBase
6 6 (5.88%) Sqoop
7 5 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.96%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.98%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (23.53%) Selenium
2 12 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.80%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.84%) JUnit
5 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.92%) Maven
6 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.94%) Ant
7 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.94%) Gradle
8 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.96%) Subversion
8 2 (1.96%) TestNG
9 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.98%) JIRA
9 1 (0.98%) NUnit
9 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 28 (27.45%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Marketing
3 9 (8.82%) Games
3 9 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.88%) Advertising
5 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) Analyst
3 12 (11.76%) Tester
4 10 (9.80%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.82%) QA Tester
6 8 (7.84%) PHP Developer
6 8 (7.84%) QA Leader
6 8 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Software Tester
7 7 (6.86%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) CSS
1 13 (12.75%) HTML
2 12 (11.76%) .NET
3 11 (10.78%) Ajax
3 11 (10.78%) jQuery
4 10 (9.80%) Node.js
4 10 (9.80%) SOAP
5 9 (8.82%) HTML5
5 9 (8.82%) REST
5 9 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (7.84%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (7.84%) CSS3
7 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.90%) Web Services
9 4 (3.92%) Spring
10 3 (2.94%) COM
10 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (2.94%) XML
11 2 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.76%) Fintech
3 9 (8.82%) Virtual Team
4 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.96%) Digital TV
7 2 (1.96%) Statistics
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.80%) Linux
2 8 (7.84%) CentOS
3 6 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.41%) Waterfall
3 24 (23.53%) SDLC
4 18 (17.65%) TDD
5 17 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (15.69%) Scrum
7 15 (14.71%) Mentoring
7 15 (14.71%) Test Scripting
8 14 (13.73%) Process Improvement
8 14 (13.73%) Project Management
8 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (11.76%) BDD
9 12 (11.76%) Software Delivery
10 11 (10.78%) People Management
10 11 (10.78%) User Stories
11 10 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.80%) OO
11 10 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.80%) Test Automation
12 9 (8.82%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.55%) Java
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 16 (15.69%) Scala
4 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.76%) Python
6 10 (9.80%) C#
7 8 (7.84%) PHP
8 6 (5.88%) Go
8 6 (5.88%) Ruby
9 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.96%) R
11 1 (0.98%) Groovy
11 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Degree
2 10 (9.80%) PMP
3 4 (3.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.94%) ISEB
5 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.96%) MBA
5 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.96%) RHCE
6 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) HDFS
1 6 (5.88%) NFS
1 6 (5.88%) Squid
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Ansible
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.88%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.88%) EMC
3 6 (5.88%) Hortonworks
3 6 (5.88%) IBM
4 5 (4.90%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.96%) Cisco
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.98%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
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