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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 47 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 45 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.89% 3.95% 1.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.53% 38.46% 24.32%
Number of salaries quoted 39 41 8
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £44,000 £39,136
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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
109 117 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 10.08% 10.27% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 96 107 25
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 -7 17 £35,500 +24.56% 4
Newport +15 14 £28,500 - 2
Bridgend +2 6 £35,500 +20.33%
Torfaen -7 3 £33,000 +6.45%
Caerphilly - 1 £32,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 28 (33.73%) C#
2 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
3 21 (25.30%) .NET
3 21 (25.30%) SQL
4 19 (22.89%) Software Testing
5 18 (21.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (20.48%) Java
6 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.07%) Computer Science
9 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
9 14 (16.87%) HTML
10 13 (15.66%) CSS
11 12 (14.46%) Oracle
11 12 (14.46%) Degree
12 11 (13.25%) Test Scripting
12 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
13 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
13 10 (12.05%) C++
13 10 (12.05%) SLA
14 9 (10.84%) Windows
14 9 (10.84%) Linux
14 9 (10.84%) Android
14 9 (10.84%) WPF
15 8 (9.64%) Silverlight
15 8 (9.64%) WCF
15 8 (9.64%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (9.64%) Scrum
16 7 (8.43%) Objective-C

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 4 (4.82%) Apache
2 3 (3.61%) nginx
3 2 (2.41%) Lync
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.41%) LAN
2 2 (2.41%) PBX
2 2 (2.41%) VoIP
2 2 (2.41%) WLAN
2 2 (2.41%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) RFID
2 2 (2.41%) Wireless
3 1 (1.20%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Big Data
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) GCC
3 1 (1.20%) GDB
3 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.20%) Automake
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.41%) Electronics
2 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.25%) Applications Support
3 11 (13.25%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.25%) Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Quality Manager
8 4 (4.82%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) .NET
2 14 (16.87%) HTML
3 13 (15.66%) CSS
4 9 (10.84%) WPF
5 8 (9.64%) Silverlight
5 8 (9.64%) WCF
6 5 (6.02%) HTML5
6 5 (6.02%) CSS3
7 4 (4.82%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.20%) Pthreads
8 1 (1.20%) SOAP
8 1 (1.20%) XML
8 1 (1.20%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
2 5 (6.02%) Physics
3 3 (3.61%) Statistics
4 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.20%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
1 9 (10.84%) Linux
1 9 (10.84%) Android
2 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.61%) Debian
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.41%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) Software Testing
2 18 (21.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.25%) Test Scripting
5 8 (9.64%) Scrum
5 8 (9.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (8.43%) OO
6 7 (8.43%) MVC
7 6 (7.23%) Release Management
7 6 (7.23%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.23%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.02%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.02%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.02%) Business Development
8 5 (6.02%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Validation
8 5 (6.02%) OOD
9 4 (4.82%) ITIL
9 4 (4.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) C#
2 21 (25.30%) SQL
3 17 (20.48%) Java
4 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.05%) C++
6 7 (8.43%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.02%) Ruby
7 5 (6.02%) C
7 5 (6.02%) Perl
8 3 (3.61%) Python
9 2 (2.41%) Erlang
9 2 (2.41%) PHP
9 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.20%) ABAP
10 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Degree
2 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.43%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.41%) CCNA
3 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) PMP
4 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 6 (7.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.41%) TickIT
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Xen
1 3 (3.61%) XenServer
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) Perforce
4 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.61%) Citrix
5 2 (2.41%) Avaya
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £40950 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £36 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago