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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 35 40 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 68 65 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 5.91% 5.35% 2.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.91% 54.17% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 47 48 25
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +48.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,491 £45,000 £38,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £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
131 120 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.38% 9.88% 12.53%
Number of salaries quoted 100 99 90
Average salary £35,000 £38,400 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.85% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.70% -

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 9 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(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
Cardiff -9 37 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Torfaen +11 19 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Newport +12 8 £57,491 +69.08%
Glamorgan - 1 £42,000 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 91 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.54%) Scrum
3 38 (30.16%) Java
4 33 (26.19%) SQL Server
5 30 (23.81%) SQL
6 28 (22.22%) Performance Testing
7 27 (21.43%) Unix
7 27 (21.43%) Linux
8 25 (19.84%) .NET
9 24 (19.05%) ISEB
10 23 (18.25%) Test Scripting
10 23 (18.25%) Marketing
11 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
12 21 (16.67%) Oracle
12 21 (16.67%) ISTQB
12 21 (16.67%) Degree
12 21 (16.67%) Selenium
12 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (15.87%) C#
13 20 (15.87%) Finance
14 19 (15.08%) Web Services
14 19 (15.08%) SDLC
15 18 (14.29%) Mentoring
16 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.49%) Automated Testing
16 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
17 16 (12.70%) Waterfall
17 16 (12.70%) MVC
18 15 (11.90%) Advertising
18 15 (11.90%) HTML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.73%) Apache
3 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.79%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) PaaS
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) GitHub
4 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) DNS
1 5 (3.97%) iSCSI
1 5 (3.97%) Kerberos
1 5 (3.97%) NAS
1 5 (3.97%) Network Security
1 5 (3.97%) OpenLDAP
1 5 (3.97%) SAN
2 3 (2.38%) Firewall
2 3 (2.38%) HTTP
2 3 (2.38%) LAN
2 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.52%) Big Data
2 12 (9.52%) Data Mining
2 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) QlikView
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (7.94%) Maven
3 8 (6.35%) Ant
3 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.35%) JMeter
3 8 (6.35%) JUnit
4 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 6 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.76%) Gradle
5 6 (4.76%) IntelliJ
5 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.97%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.17%) NUnit
7 4 (3.17%) TestNG
8 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.38%) JIRA
9 2 (1.59%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.59%) WATIR
General
1 23 (18.25%) Marketing
2 20 (15.87%) Finance
3 15 (11.90%) Advertising
4 13 (10.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (36.51%) Analyst
2 35 (27.78%) Developer
3 33 (26.19%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 17 (13.49%) Java Developer
6 16 (12.70%) .NET Developer
7 14 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
7 14 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
8 13 (10.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (10.32%) C# Developer
8 13 (10.32%) C# Software Developer
8 13 (10.32%) Team Leader
9 9 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) QA Leader
9 9 (7.14%) QA Team Leader
10 8 (6.35%) Java Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (5.56%) Development Manager
11 7 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.84%) .NET
2 19 (15.08%) Web Services
3 15 (11.90%) HTML
4 14 (11.11%) XML
5 13 (10.32%) CSS
6 12 (9.52%) SOAP
7 8 (6.35%) Java EE
7 8 (6.35%) JSON
7 8 (6.35%) REST
7 8 (6.35%) RESTful
8 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 7 (5.56%) Spring
9 6 (4.76%) Ext JS
9 6 (4.76%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.76%) J2EE
9 6 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (4.76%) Spring Security
9 6 (4.76%) Velocity
10 5 (3.97%) J2SE
11 4 (3.17%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.38%) CESG
3 3 (2.38%) Clustering
3 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.59%) Wiki
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) CMDB
5 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.79%) Fintech
5 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.43%) Linux
1 27 (21.43%) Unix
2 10 (7.94%) Windows
3 8 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.97%) CentOS
5 4 (3.17%) Solaris
6 3 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.54%) Scrum
3 28 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 23 (18.25%) Test Scripting
5 22 (17.46%) E-Commerce
6 19 (15.08%) SDLC
7 18 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 17 (13.49%) Automated Testing
8 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
9 16 (12.70%) MVC
9 16 (12.70%) Waterfall
10 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 15 (11.90%) V-Model
11 14 (11.11%) Test Planning
12 13 (10.32%) Defect Management
13 12 (9.52%) Mobile Marketing
13 12 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
13 12 (9.52%) Test Management
13 12 (9.52%) Time Management
14 11 (8.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.16%) Java
2 30 (23.81%) SQL
3 20 (15.87%) C#
4 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.56%) Python
7 6 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.76%) Perl
8 5 (3.97%) VB
9 3 (2.38%) C
9 3 (2.38%) Scala
10 2 (1.59%) C++
10 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.79%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.79%) Ruby
11 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.05%) ISEB
2 21 (16.67%) Degree
2 21 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) CCNA
4 3 (2.38%) CCNP
4 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.38%) HNC
4 3 (2.38%) RHCE
4 3 (2.38%) SCSA
4 3 (2.38%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Docker
2 5 (3.97%) NFS
2 5 (3.97%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (16.67%) Oracle
2 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.14%) IBM
4 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.76%) HP
6 5 (3.97%) EMC
7 3 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.38%) Cisco
7 3 (2.38%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.38%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.59%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £15500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago