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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 66 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 31 47 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.53% 4.10% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.96% 35.34% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 52
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,100 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
97 133 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 7.92% 11.62% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 86 118 120
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £47,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 22 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Torfaen -4 6 £39,500 +83.72%
Newport -18 2 £35,000 +20.68%
Bridgend -13 1 £40,000 +3.89% 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 50 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) Degree
3 27 (38.57%) Software Testing
3 27 (38.57%) Test Automation
4 24 (34.29%) Scrum
5 21 (30.00%) SQL
6 19 (27.14%) Selenium
7 18 (25.71%) .NET
8 17 (24.29%) C#
8 17 (24.29%) Linux
8 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (24.29%) Automated Testing
8 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (22.86%) ISEB
10 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
10 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
11 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 14 (20.00%) SDLC
12 13 (18.57%) Perl
13 12 (17.14%) PHP
13 12 (17.14%) Windows
13 12 (17.14%) E-Commerce
14 11 (15.71%) Finance
15 10 (14.29%) Marketing
15 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 10 (14.29%) RESTful
16 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
16 9 (12.86%) JIRA
16 9 (12.86%) DTV
16 9 (12.86%) Java

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.43%) IIS
1 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) HTTP
1 8 (11.43%) SNMP
1 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
1 8 (11.43%) IGMP
1 8 (11.43%) RTSP
1 8 (11.43%) Multicast
1 8 (11.43%) Unicast
2 4 (5.71%) RFID
3 1 (1.43%) Firewall
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) Informix
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Selenium
2 15 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.86%) JIRA
4 8 (11.43%) Behat
5 5 (7.14%) JMeter
6 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.86%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.86%) Maven
8 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.43%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.43%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Marketing
3 4 (5.71%) Electronics
3 4 (5.71%) Automotive
4 3 (4.29%) Advertising
4 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Analyst
2 19 (27.14%) QA Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Tester
4 11 (15.71%) QA Tester
5 10 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 10 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 9 (12.86%) Quality Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Senior QA Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (11.43%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (11.43%) Developer
7 8 (11.43%) Automated Tester
8 6 (8.57%) Senior QA Tester
8 6 (8.57%) Senior Tester
9 5 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Software Manager
10 4 (5.71%) Development Manager
10 4 (5.71%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.71%) .NET
2 10 (14.29%) RESTful
3 8 (11.43%) Web Services
3 8 (11.43%) REST
4 7 (10.00%) HTML
5 6 (8.57%) XML
6 5 (7.14%) CSS
6 5 (7.14%) SOAP
7 4 (5.71%) Ajax
8 2 (2.86%) Java EE
8 2 (2.86%) HTML5
8 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.43%) Velocity
9 1 (1.43%) WCF
9 1 (1.43%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.43%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (12.86%) DTV
4 8 (11.43%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.71%) Web 2.0
6 3 (4.29%) User Experience
7 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Linux
2 12 (17.14%) Windows
3 6 (8.57%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.71%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) Software Testing
2 27 (38.57%) Test Automation
3 24 (34.29%) Scrum
4 17 (24.29%) Automated Testing
4 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (20.00%) SDLC
6 12 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
8 9 (12.86%) Test Planning
8 9 (12.86%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (11.43%) Web Design
10 7 (10.00%) MVC
10 7 (10.00%) Time Management
10 7 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.00%) SQL
2 17 (24.29%) C#
3 13 (18.57%) Perl
4 12 (17.14%) PHP
5 9 (12.86%) Java
6 8 (11.43%) Korn
7 7 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (8.57%) C++
8 6 (8.57%) Objective-C
9 5 (7.14%) Ruby
10 4 (5.71%) C
10 4 (5.71%) Python
10 4 (5.71%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.71%) Embedded C++
11 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.86%) XAML
13 1 (1.43%) COBOL
13 1 (1.43%) VBScript
13 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) Degree
2 16 (22.86%) ISEB
3 8 (11.43%) HND
4 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) HP
3 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.43%) Websense
4 1 (1.43%) Telerik
4 1 (1.43%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.43%) Juniper
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco
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