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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 41 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.00% 3.37% 3.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.59% 26.45% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 37 33 37
Median salary £38,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £46,500 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
123 155 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 10.92% 12.76% 11.71%
Number of salaries quoted 105 126 112
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,450 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 29 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 29 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 +5 19 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Torfaen +13 12 £37,500 -17.58%
Newport +2 10 £51,000 +27.50% 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) SQL
3 35 (28.93%) C#
4 34 (28.10%) .NET
5 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 32 (26.45%) Marketing
7 31 (25.62%) Scrum
8 30 (24.79%) Linux
8 30 (24.79%) E-Commerce
9 29 (23.97%) Test Scripting
10 28 (23.14%) Telecoms
11 22 (18.18%) Advertising
11 22 (18.18%) Unix
12 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
13 20 (16.53%) Data Mining
13 20 (16.53%) Web Services
13 20 (16.53%) PaaS
13 20 (16.53%) Big Data
13 20 (16.53%) Mobile Marketing
13 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (14.88%) Java
14 18 (14.88%) Apache
14 18 (14.88%) TDD
15 17 (14.05%) Selenium
15 17 (14.05%) ISEB
15 17 (14.05%) MVC
15 17 (14.05%) Test Planning
16 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
16 16 (13.22%) Automated Testing
17 15 (12.40%) ISTQB

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 (14.88%) Apache
2 4 (3.31%) CMS
2 4 (3.31%) IIS
2 4 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.31%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.48%) JBoss
4 2 (1.65%) Confluence
4 2 (1.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.53%) PaaS
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) DNS
1 8 (6.61%) iSCSI
1 8 (6.61%) Kerberos
1 8 (6.61%) NAS
1 8 (6.61%) Network Security
1 8 (6.61%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (6.61%) SAN
2 2 (1.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.53%) Big Data
2 20 (16.53%) Data Mining
3 14 (11.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.48%) OLAP
6 3 (2.48%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (14.05%) Selenium
2 10 (8.26%) Maven
3 8 (6.61%) Ant
4 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.13%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.13%) JUnit
6 4 (3.31%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.31%) Gradle
6 4 (3.31%) IntelliJ
6 4 (3.31%) JIRA
6 4 (3.31%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.65%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (1.65%) FishEye
8 2 (1.65%) JMeter
8 2 (1.65%) NUnit
9 1 (0.83%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.83%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (26.45%) Marketing
2 28 (23.14%) Telecoms
3 22 (18.18%) Advertising
4 15 (12.40%) Finance
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 2 (1.65%) Electronics
6 2 (1.65%) Games
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.65%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (38.84%) Analyst
2 33 (27.27%) Developer
2 33 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 21 (17.36%) .NET Developer
4 17 (14.05%) Software Developer
5 16 (13.22%) .NET Software Developer
6 13 (10.74%) Development Manager
7 11 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 10 (8.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (8.26%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.26%) C# Software Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Administrator
9 8 (6.61%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (6.61%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.79%) Java Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.10%) .NET
2 20 (16.53%) Web Services
3 15 (12.40%) CSS
3 15 (12.40%) HTML
4 13 (10.74%) ASP.NET
4 13 (10.74%) SOAP
5 10 (8.26%) XML
6 9 (7.44%) REST
7 8 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (5.79%) Ajax
8 7 (5.79%) JSON
9 6 (4.96%) J2EE
9 6 (4.96%) RESTful
9 6 (4.96%) Spring
10 5 (4.13%) Java EE
10 5 (4.13%) jQuery
11 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (3.31%) Ext JS
11 4 (3.31%) Spring Security
11 4 (3.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Fintech
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.83%) CESG
5 1 (0.83%) CMDB
5 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Linux
2 22 (18.18%) Unix
3 8 (6.61%) CentOS
3 8 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.61%) Windows
4 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.31%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.62%) Scrum
3 30 (24.79%) E-Commerce
4 29 (23.97%) Test Scripting
5 20 (16.53%) Mobile Marketing
6 18 (14.88%) TDD
7 17 (14.05%) MVC
7 17 (14.05%) Test Planning
8 16 (13.22%) Automated Testing
9 14 (11.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (11.57%) SDLC
10 13 (10.74%) Manual Testing
10 13 (10.74%) Software Engineering
10 13 (10.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (9.92%) BDD
11 12 (9.92%) Software Testing
12 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.09%) Project Management
13 10 (8.26%) High Availability
13 10 (8.26%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.06%) SQL
2 35 (28.93%) C#
3 18 (14.88%) Java
4 16 (13.22%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.74%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.61%) Python
6 8 (6.61%) VB
7 4 (3.31%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.31%) Perl
8 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.48%) Scala
8 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.65%) C++
9 2 (1.65%) Groovy
9 2 (1.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (14.05%) ISEB
2 15 (12.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.65%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.83%) CCNP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) HNC
6 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) NFS
1 8 (6.61%) Squid
2 4 (3.31%) Docker
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.74%) Oracle
2 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
3 9 (7.44%) IBM
4 8 (6.61%) EMC
5 4 (3.31%) Alterian
5 4 (3.31%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.48%) SAP
7 2 (1.65%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.65%) HP
7 2 (1.65%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.83%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.83%) BMC
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco
8 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.83%) Remedy
8 1 (0.83%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.83%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Resource Management
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago