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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 38 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.47% 3.19% 3.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.55% 25.33% 29.82%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 29
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,200 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £49,996 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
134 150 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.29% 12.57% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 118 119 97
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,495 £49,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +13 29 £35,000 -14.63% 3
Torfaen +10 13 £37,500 -17.58% 1
Newport -6 8 £51,245 +28.11% 3
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.25%) SQL
3 33 (27.73%) Marketing
4 32 (26.89%) Linux
5 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
5 31 (26.05%) Scrum
6 30 (25.21%) E-Commerce
6 30 (25.21%) Test Scripting
7 29 (24.37%) .NET
7 29 (24.37%) C#
8 28 (23.53%) Telecoms
9 24 (20.17%) Unix
10 22 (18.49%) Advertising
11 21 (17.65%) Web Services
11 21 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (16.81%) PaaS
12 20 (16.81%) Big Data
12 20 (16.81%) Mobile Marketing
12 20 (16.81%) Java
12 20 (16.81%) Data Mining
12 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
13 18 (15.13%) Apache
14 17 (14.29%) Finance
15 16 (13.45%) HTML
15 16 (13.45%) CSS
15 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
16 15 (12.61%) Selenium
16 15 (12.61%) JavaScript
16 15 (12.61%) Test Planning
17 14 (11.76%) Oracle

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 18 (15.13%) Apache
2 5 (4.20%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.52%) CMS
3 3 (2.52%) IIS
3 3 (2.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.52%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.68%) JBoss
5 1 (0.84%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.40%) MS Office
3 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.68%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.68%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.81%) PaaS
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.84%) GitHub
3 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) DNS
1 8 (6.72%) iSCSI
1 8 (6.72%) Kerberos
1 8 (6.72%) NAS
1 8 (6.72%) Network Security
1 8 (6.72%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (6.72%) SAN
2 3 (2.52%) LAN
3 2 (1.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.81%) Big Data
2 20 (16.81%) Data Mining
3 13 (10.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.36%) MySQL
4 4 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.84%) OLAP
7 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.61%) Selenium
2 11 (9.24%) Maven
3 9 (7.56%) Ant
4 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.04%) JUnit
6 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.36%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.36%) Gradle
6 4 (3.36%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.52%) JIRA
7 3 (2.52%) JMeter
7 3 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.68%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.68%) NUnit
8 2 (1.68%) TestNG
9 1 (0.84%) FishEye
9 1 (0.84%) Mocha
9 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (27.73%) Marketing
2 28 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 22 (18.49%) Advertising
4 17 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (2.52%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Electronics
6 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.84%) Games
7 1 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) Analyst
2 31 (26.05%) Test Analyst
3 29 (24.37%) Developer
4 18 (15.13%) .NET Developer
5 17 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 14 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
7 11 (9.24%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (8.40%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.40%) C# Software Developer
8 10 (8.40%) Development Manager
9 9 (7.56%) Java Developer
10 8 (6.72%) Administrator
10 8 (6.72%) Linux Administrator
10 8 (6.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 8 (6.72%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (5.88%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.37%) .NET
2 21 (17.65%) Web Services
3 16 (13.45%) CSS
3 16 (13.45%) HTML
4 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET
4 12 (10.08%) SOAP
4 12 (10.08%) XML
5 9 (7.56%) REST
6 8 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (5.04%) Ajax
7 6 (5.04%) JSON
7 6 (5.04%) RESTful
7 6 (5.04%) Spring
8 5 (4.20%) J2EE
8 5 (4.20%) Java EE
8 5 (4.20%) jQuery
9 4 (3.36%) Ext JS
9 4 (3.36%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.36%) Spring Security
9 4 (3.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.52%) CESG
3 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) Fintech
4 2 (1.68%) Wiki
5 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.84%) CMDB
5 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.84%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.89%) Linux
2 24 (20.17%) Unix
3 8 (6.72%) CentOS
3 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.72%) Windows
4 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.05%) Scrum
3 30 (25.21%) E-Commerce
3 30 (25.21%) Test Scripting
4 20 (16.81%) Mobile Marketing
5 16 (13.45%) Automated Testing
6 15 (12.61%) Test Planning
7 14 (11.76%) MVC
7 14 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (10.92%) TDD
9 12 (10.08%) Manual Testing
9 12 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
10 11 (9.24%) SDLC
10 11 (9.24%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.40%) Online Marketing
11 10 (8.40%) Time Management
12 9 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (7.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.25%) SQL
2 29 (24.37%) C#
3 20 (16.81%) Java
4 15 (12.61%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.72%) Python
6 8 (6.72%) VB
7 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.36%) Perl
7 4 (3.36%) Scala
8 3 (2.52%) C
8 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.68%) C++
9 2 (1.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.84%) Groovy
10 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) ISEB
1 14 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 12 (10.08%) Degree
3 3 (2.52%) CCNA
3 3 (2.52%) CCNP
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.52%) HNC
3 3 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) NFS
1 8 (6.72%) Squid
2 4 (3.36%) Docker
3 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Puppet
2 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.84%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.84%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.76%) Oracle
3 13 (10.92%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.56%) IBM
5 8 (6.72%) EMC
6 4 (3.36%) HP
7 3 (2.52%) Alterian
7 3 (2.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco
7 3 (2.52%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.52%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.52%) SAP
7 3 (2.52%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.68%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.84%) BMC
9 1 (0.84%) Remedy
9 1 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.84%) VMware
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