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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 53 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 42 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.42% 3.61% 1.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.36% 35.59% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 30 39 11
Average salary £32,000 £31,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £44,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
99 118 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.39% 10.15% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 88 110 31
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £47,000
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 17 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 17 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newport +21 14 £28,000 -1.75% 2
Cardiff -2 14 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Bridgend +3 3 £32,500 -
Torfaen -4 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 17 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 (34.15%) C#
2 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.05%) SQL Server
4 21 (25.61%) SQL
5 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (23.17%) .NET
7 18 (21.95%) Java
8 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 16 (19.51%) Software Testing
9 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (14.63%) HTML
10 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 12 (14.63%) Oracle
10 12 (14.63%) SLA
10 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
11 11 (13.41%) CSS
11 11 (13.41%) Degree
12 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
12 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
13 9 (10.98%) C++
13 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
13 9 (10.98%) MVC
14 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio
14 8 (9.76%) Scrum
14 8 (9.76%) WPF
14 8 (9.76%) Android
15 7 (8.54%) Windows
15 7 (8.54%) Linux
15 7 (8.54%) Objective-C
15 7 (8.54%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (4.88%) Apache
2 3 (3.66%) nginx
3 2 (2.44%) Lync
3 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (1.22%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) PBX
2 2 (2.44%) VoIP
2 2 (2.44%) WLAN
2 2 (2.44%) WAN
2 2 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) MySQL
2 4 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) Big Data
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.22%) Automake
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.22%) GCC
3 1 (1.22%) GDB
General
1 4 (4.88%) Banking
2 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Advertising
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) Analyst
2 15 (18.29%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Applications Support
4 12 (14.63%) Software Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.32%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) QA Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.10%) Quality Manager
9 5 (6.10%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.88%) QA Manager
11 3 (3.66%) Administrator
11 3 (3.66%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.66%) Tester
11 3 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.17%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) HTML
3 11 (13.41%) CSS
4 8 (9.76%) WPF
5 7 (8.54%) Silverlight
5 7 (8.54%) WCF
6 4 (4.88%) HTML5
6 4 (4.88%) iOS SDK
6 4 (4.88%) CSS3
7 2 (2.44%) SOAP
8 1 (1.22%) Web Services
8 1 (1.22%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) POSIX
8 1 (1.22%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.88%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.88%) Physics
4 3 (3.66%) Statistics
5 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Android
2 7 (8.54%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
2 7 (8.54%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.66%) Debian
4 3 (3.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (19.51%) Software Testing
4 10 (12.20%) Software Engineering
4 10 (12.20%) Test Scripting
5 9 (10.98%) MVC
6 8 (9.76%) Scrum
7 7 (8.54%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (6.10%) Release Management
8 5 (6.10%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.88%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.88%) Business Development
9 4 (4.88%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Change Management
9 4 (4.88%) OO
9 4 (4.88%) OOD
10 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.15%) C#
2 21 (25.61%) SQL
3 18 (21.95%) Java
4 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) C++
6 7 (8.54%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.10%) Ruby
7 5 (6.10%) C
7 5 (6.10%) Perl
8 3 (3.66%) Python
9 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.44%) Erlang
9 2 (2.44%) PHP
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Degree
2 5 (6.10%) ISEB
3 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.44%) CCNA
4 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) PMP
5 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.63%) SLA
2 5 (6.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.44%) TickIT
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Xen
1 3 (3.66%) XenServer
Vendors
1 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Perforce
4 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix
5 2 (2.44%) Avaya
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
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