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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 71 52
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 67 31 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 6.07% 2.46% 3.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.51% 30.10% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 57 29 41
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,333 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 South Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
154 103 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 13.96% 8.18% 10.89%
Number of salaries quoted 138 93 108
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 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
Cardiff +34 55 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Newport +7 6 £47,500 +28.37%
Torfaen +7 3 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £41,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 South Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 62 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (32.14%) SQL
3 35 (31.25%) Finance
4 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
5 27 (24.11%) C#
6 26 (23.21%) SDLC
7 25 (22.32%) Project Management
8 22 (19.64%) Selenium
9 20 (17.86%) Scrum
9 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
10 19 (16.96%) .NET
11 18 (16.07%) Telecoms
11 18 (16.07%) Java
12 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (14.29%) TDD
13 16 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 15 (13.39%) MVC
15 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 14 (12.50%) HTML
15 14 (12.50%) CSS
15 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
15 14 (12.50%) BDD
15 14 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (11.61%) WebDriver
16 13 (11.61%) Software Testing
16 13 (11.61%) SOAP
17 12 (10.71%) Marketing
18 11 (9.82%) Ajax
18 11 (9.82%) Scala
18 11 (9.82%) Test Automation

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 (7.14%) Apache
2 5 (4.46%) IIS
3 4 (3.57%) CMS
3 4 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.57%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.68%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.79%) Confluence
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.36%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) SPSS
5 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.25%) PaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) DNS
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
1 3 (2.68%) iSCSI
1 3 (2.68%) Kerberos
1 3 (2.68%) NAS
1 3 (2.68%) Network Security
1 3 (2.68%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (2.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) Big Data
3 8 (7.14%) MySQL
4 7 (6.25%) Data Mining
4 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.68%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.68%) OLAP
6 3 (2.68%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (2.68%) Pentaho
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Selenium
2 13 (11.61%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.14%) JUnit
5 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.57%) Maven
8 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.79%) Ant
9 2 (1.79%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (1.79%) FishEye
9 2 (1.79%) Gradle
9 2 (1.79%) JIRA
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.89%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.89%) NUnit
10 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 35 (31.25%) Finance
2 18 (16.07%) Telecoms
3 12 (10.71%) Marketing
4 7 (6.25%) Advertising
4 7 (6.25%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Electronics
5 3 (2.68%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.79%) Law
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (28.57%) Developer
2 29 (25.89%) Analyst
3 19 (16.96%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.93%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Developer
6 9 (8.04%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.04%) Development Manager
6 9 (8.04%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 8 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Scala Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Tester
9 6 (5.36%) QA Leader
9 6 (5.36%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.96%) .NET
2 14 (12.50%) CSS
2 14 (12.50%) HTML
3 13 (11.61%) SOAP
4 11 (9.82%) Ajax
5 10 (8.93%) jQuery
5 10 (8.93%) Node.js
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.04%) HTML5
6 9 (8.04%) REST
6 9 (8.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
7 8 (7.14%) CSS3
7 8 (7.14%) Web Services
8 5 (4.46%) XML
9 4 (3.57%) Spring
10 3 (2.68%) COM
10 3 (2.68%) J2EE
10 3 (2.68%) JSON
10 3 (2.68%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Fintech
3 8 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.36%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Linux
2 6 (5.36%) Windows
3 5 (4.46%) Unix
4 4 (3.57%) CentOS
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (23.21%) SDLC
3 25 (22.32%) Project Management
4 20 (17.86%) Scrum
5 16 (14.29%) TDD
5 16 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 15 (13.39%) MVC
7 14 (12.50%) BDD
7 14 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.61%) Software Testing
9 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (9.82%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (9.82%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.93%) Software Delivery
10 10 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.04%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (8.04%) User Stories
12 8 (7.14%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 36 (32.14%) SQL
2 27 (24.11%) C#
3 18 (16.07%) Java
4 14 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.82%) Scala
6 8 (7.14%) PHP
7 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.79%) Groovy
8 2 (1.79%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) R
8 2 (1.79%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) ISEB
2 7 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.36%) PMP
4 2 (1.79%) Degree
4 2 (1.79%) MBA
4 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.79%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) NFS
1 3 (2.68%) Squid
2 1 (0.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle
2 8 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.57%) Alterian
3 4 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 3 (2.68%) EMC
4 3 (2.68%) IBM
4 3 (2.68%) SAP
5 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.79%) TOWER Software
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