The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 26 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.40% 2.52% 3.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.36% 29.21% 36.17%
Number of salaries quoted 28 24 15
Average salary £30,750 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £27,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.66%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
112 89 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.20% 8.62% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 93 69 56
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £27,500 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Wales

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +22 20 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Bridgend +3 11 £30,000 -33.33%
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Wales

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 17 (27.87%) Software Testing
2 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.59%) .NET
5 14 (22.95%) C#
6 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
6 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
7 12 (19.67%) HTML
7 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
7 12 (19.67%) CSS
8 11 (18.03%) OO
8 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
9 10 (16.39%) Selenium
9 10 (16.39%) Java
9 10 (16.39%) Linux
10 9 (14.75%) Oracle
10 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
10 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
11 8 (13.11%) Windows
11 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
11 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 8 (13.11%) Scrum
12 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
12 7 (11.48%) WCF
12 7 (11.48%) Degree
12 7 (11.48%) Silverlight
12 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
12 7 (11.48%) MS Excel

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (3.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) RFID
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) PBX
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) WLAN
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Selenium
2 7 (11.48%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.92%) JMeter
5 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (9.84%) Electronics
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) QA Analyst
4 8 (13.11%) Developer
4 8 (13.11%) QA Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) .NET Developer
5 7 (11.48%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.48%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Development Manager
6 6 (9.84%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.84%) Software Test Manager
6 6 (9.84%) Software Manager
6 6 (9.84%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Tester
8 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) QA Manager
9 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.92%) Automation Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 12 (19.67%) CSS
3 7 (11.48%) WCF
3 7 (11.48%) Silverlight
3 7 (11.48%) XML
4 5 (8.20%) HTML5
4 5 (8.20%) CSS3
5 4 (6.56%) WPF
6 3 (4.92%) SOAP
6 3 (4.92%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.84%) Firmware
3 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.20%) Physics
3 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 6 (9.84%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Software Testing
1 17 (27.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.31%) Automated Testing
4 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
5 11 (18.03%) OO
6 9 (14.75%) Test Strategy
7 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (13.11%) Scrum
8 7 (11.48%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.84%) Automation Testing
9 6 (9.84%) Build Automation
9 6 (9.84%) ITIL
9 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.20%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Release Management
10 5 (8.20%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (8.20%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 14 (22.95%) C#
3 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 6 (9.84%) C++
6 3 (4.92%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
3 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco
4 1 (1.64%) Remedy
4 1 (1.64%) Avaya
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