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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 33 42 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.61% 3.80% 3.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.67% 36.84% 38.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32 39 41
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 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,800 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
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
101 114 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 8.00% 10.31% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 95 101 110
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
(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 -10 24 £35,000 -1.40% 6
Newport -22 6 £36,000 +26.31%
Torfaen -2 2 £31,250 -5.30%
Bridgend -7 1 £40,000 +12.67%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 58 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) Scrum
2 28 (38.89%) Degree
3 26 (36.11%) Software Testing
4 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
4 23 (31.94%) SQL
5 21 (29.17%) .NET
5 21 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (27.78%) ISEB
7 18 (25.00%) Selenium
8 17 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (22.22%) C#
9 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 16 (22.22%) Linux
10 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
10 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
11 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
12 13 (18.06%) Java
12 13 (18.06%) RESTful
13 12 (16.67%) SDLC
13 12 (16.67%) Perl
13 12 (16.67%) PHP
13 12 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 11 (15.28%) Test Planning
14 11 (15.28%) JIRA
15 10 (13.89%) Marketing
15 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
15 10 (13.89%) HTML
16 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.50%) T-SQL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (4.17%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) PaaS
1 2 (2.78%) GitHub
2 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) SNMP
1 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
1 7 (9.72%) IGMP
1 7 (9.72%) RTSP
1 7 (9.72%) Multicast
1 7 (9.72%) Unicast
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
3 3 (4.17%) RFID
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.78%) Big Data
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Informix
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Selenium
2 15 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 11 (15.28%) JIRA
4 9 (12.50%) Behat
5 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.17%) JMeter
6 3 (4.17%) JUnit
6 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.17%) Ranorex
6 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.78%) eggPlant
7 2 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.78%) Capybara
7 2 (2.78%) xUnit.net
7 2 (2.78%) Gradle
7 2 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 10 (13.89%) Marketing
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Electronics
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.17%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Analyst
2 20 (27.78%) QA Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Test Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Team Leader
5 11 (15.28%) Tester
6 10 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 10 (13.89%) Quality Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Senior QA Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Automated Tester
8 7 (9.72%) Test Team Leader
8 7 (9.72%) Developer
8 7 (9.72%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) Senior Tester
9 6 (8.33%) Senior QA Tester
10 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (6.94%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) RESTful
3 10 (13.89%) HTML
4 7 (9.72%) Web Services
5 6 (8.33%) XML
5 6 (8.33%) CSS
6 3 (4.17%) SOAP
6 3 (4.17%) Velocity
6 3 (4.17%) Ajax
6 3 (4.17%) REST
7 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.78%) HTML5
7 2 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.78%) Java EE
7 2 (2.78%) Spring Security
7 2 (2.78%) Ext JS
7 2 (2.78%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.78%) J2EE
7 2 (2.78%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (19.44%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.11%) DTV
4 7 (9.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.17%) Web 2.0
5 3 (4.17%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (9.72%) Windows
3 3 (4.17%) UNIX
3 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
3 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (4.17%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (80.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) Scrum
3 26 (36.11%) Software Testing
4 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
5 17 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 12 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 12 (16.67%) SDLC
8 11 (15.28%) Test Planning
9 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
10 9 (12.50%) Web Design
10 9 (12.50%) MVC
10 9 (12.50%) Time Management
10 9 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (11.11%) TDD
12 7 (9.72%) Test Management
13 6 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) C#
3 13 (18.06%) Java
4 12 (16.67%) Perl
4 12 (16.67%) PHP
5 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.72%) Korn
7 5 (6.94%) Python
8 4 (5.56%) C++
9 3 (4.17%) Embedded C
9 3 (4.17%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.17%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.17%) Ruby
9 3 (4.17%) C
9 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.39%) COBOL
11 1 (1.39%) VBScript
11 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) Degree
2 20 (27.78%) ISEB
3 9 (12.50%) HND
4 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Firmware
2 2 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) Oracle
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.78%) HP
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Websense
4 1 (1.39%) Telerik
4 1 (1.39%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.39%) Juniper
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 50000
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peacocks Stores Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago