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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 53 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 54 34 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.42% 3.57% 2.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.86% 28.33% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 41 28 19
Average salary £41,500 £31,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,750 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
129 120 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 10.55% 12.61% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 104 94 58
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 April 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
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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
Cardiff +9 34 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Torfaen - 12 £45,500 -
Newport - 5 £36,400 - 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (32.71%) REST
2 32 (29.91%) Objective-C
2 32 (29.91%) Apple iOS
3 30 (28.04%) HTTP
4 29 (27.10%) Windows
5 28 (26.17%) Java
6 22 (20.56%) C#
7 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
8 19 (17.76%) Android
8 19 (17.76%) Mobile Development
9 18 (16.82%) Linux
9 18 (16.82%) Finance
9 18 (16.82%) Automotive
9 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.82%) Software Testing
10 17 (15.89%) C++
10 17 (15.89%) Banking
11 16 (14.95%) Perl
11 16 (14.95%) Change Management
11 16 (14.95%) Windows Mobile
12 15 (14.02%) SQL
12 15 (14.02%) Retail
12 15 (14.02%) Android Development
13 14 (13.08%) Client/Server
13 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
13 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
14 13 (12.15%) OO
14 13 (12.15%) ISEB
14 13 (12.15%) Selenium

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 (0.93%) IIS
1 1 (0.93%) JBoss
1 1 (0.93%) Apache
1 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) PaaS
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.04%) HTTP
2 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.48%) SNMP
3 8 (7.48%) IGMP
3 8 (7.48%) RTSP
3 8 (7.48%) Multicast
4 6 (5.61%) Network Security
5 4 (3.74%) RFID
6 1 (0.93%) Firewall
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.61%) Big Data
4 5 (4.67%) MySQL
4 5 (4.67%) Informix
4 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.87%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) Selenium
1 13 (12.15%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.67%) Xcode
4 4 (3.74%) JIRA
5 3 (2.80%) JUnit
5 3 (2.80%) JMeter
5 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.87%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.87%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.87%) Behat
7 1 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.93%) JBehave
7 1 (0.93%) Mocha
7 1 (0.93%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (16.82%) Finance
1 18 (16.82%) Automotive
2 17 (15.89%) Banking
3 15 (14.02%) Retail
4 6 (5.61%) Advertising
5 5 (4.67%) Marketing
6 4 (3.74%) Electronics
7 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (31.78%) Developer
2 22 (20.56%) Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (13.08%) Android Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Tester
5 11 (10.28%) QA Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Senior Developer
7 9 (8.41%) QA Tester
8 8 (7.48%) Team Leader
8 8 (7.48%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (7.48%) Test Analyst
9 7 (6.54%) Software Manager
9 7 (6.54%) Senior Android Developer
10 6 (5.61%) iOS Developer
10 6 (5.61%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.67%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.74%) Manual Tester
12 4 (3.74%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (32.71%) REST
2 13 (12.15%) Android SDK
3 12 (11.21%) iOS SDK
4 10 (9.35%) .NET
4 10 (9.35%) Web Services
5 7 (6.54%) XML
5 7 (6.54%) HTML
6 6 (5.61%) SOAP
7 5 (4.67%) Cocoa
7 5 (4.67%) Cocoa Touch
7 5 (4.67%) JSON
8 4 (3.74%) Ajax
8 4 (3.74%) CSS
9 2 (1.87%) Velocity
9 2 (1.87%) RESTful
9 2 (1.87%) HTML5
10 1 (0.93%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Client/Server
2 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) DTV
4 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.67%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.74%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.87%) Statistics
7 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) Apple iOS
2 29 (27.10%) Windows
3 19 (17.76%) Android
4 18 (16.82%) Linux
5 16 (14.95%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (4.67%) UNIX
7 4 (3.74%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.93%) SUSE
8 1 (0.93%) CentOS
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
3 19 (17.76%) Mobile Development
4 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
4 18 (16.82%) Software Testing
5 16 (14.95%) Change Management
6 15 (14.02%) Android Development
7 14 (13.08%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.08%) Automated Testing
8 13 (12.15%) OO
8 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
8 13 (12.15%) iOS Development
9 12 (11.21%) MVVM
9 12 (11.21%) Scrum
10 11 (10.28%) Test Strategy
11 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.41%) Automation Testing
13 8 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (5.61%) BDD
14 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.91%) Objective-C
2 28 (26.17%) Java
3 22 (20.56%) C#
4 17 (15.89%) C++
5 16 (14.95%) Perl
6 15 (14.02%) SQL
7 12 (11.21%) XAML
8 10 (9.35%) PHP
9 9 (8.41%) Korn
10 8 (7.48%) Python
11 6 (5.61%) Ruby
11 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
12 4 (3.74%) Embedded C
12 4 (3.74%) Embedded C++
12 4 (3.74%) C
13 2 (1.87%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.87%) Groovy
13 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.93%) Erlang
14 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) ISEB
2 11 (10.28%) Degree
3 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.87%) HND
4 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) Oracle
3 4 (3.74%) Cognos
4 3 (2.80%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.87%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.87%) HP
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee
6 1 (0.93%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
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Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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