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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 56 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 43 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.64% 3.86% 5.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.63% 32.09% 47.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30 42 52
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £23,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,550 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
108 134 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 8.90% 12.02% 10.86%
Number of salaries quoted 91 116 107
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
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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 -1 20 £36,250 +20.83% 2
Torfaen -5 6 £39,500 +83.72%
Newport -13 4 £40,000 +37.93%
Bridgend -7 2 £37,500 -2.59% 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) Software Testing
3 28 (32.94%) Test Automation
4 25 (29.41%) Degree
5 21 (24.71%) Scrum
6 20 (23.53%) Windows
6 20 (23.53%) Linux
7 19 (22.35%) SQL
8 18 (21.18%) C#
8 18 (21.18%) REST
8 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (20.00%) Apple iOS
9 17 (20.00%) Selenium
9 17 (20.00%) Objective-C
9 17 (20.00%) Perl
10 16 (18.82%) Java
10 16 (18.82%) Automated Testing
10 16 (18.82%) SDLC
11 15 (17.65%) Finance
11 15 (17.65%) PHP
11 15 (17.65%) .NET
11 15 (17.65%) HTTP
11 15 (17.65%) ISEB
12 14 (16.47%) Client/Server
12 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (16.47%) Cucumber
13 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
13 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
14 12 (14.12%) DTV
14 12 (14.12%) Computer Science

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1 (1.18%) IIS
1 1 (1.18%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Office
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.53%) MS Project
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) GitHub
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) HTTP
2 11 (12.94%) SNMP
2 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.94%) IGMP
2 11 (12.94%) RTSP
2 11 (12.94%) Multicast
2 11 (12.94%) Unicast
3 4 (4.71%) RFID
4 3 (3.53%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.18%) Firewall
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.18%) LAN
5 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.18%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) Informix
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Selenium
2 14 (16.47%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.41%) JIRA
4 7 (8.24%) Behat
5 5 (5.88%) JMeter
6 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.53%) Xcode
7 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.35%) NetBeans
8 2 (2.35%) Maven
8 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.18%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.18%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Automotive
2 8 (9.41%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Developer
3 17 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 14 (16.47%) Tester
5 13 (15.29%) QA Tester
5 13 (15.29%) Team Leader
6 11 (12.94%) Test Team Leader
7 9 (10.59%) Test Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Senior QA Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Quality Analyst
8 8 (9.41%) Automated Tester
9 6 (7.06%) Senior QA Tester
9 6 (7.06%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (7.06%) Senior Tester
10 5 (5.88%) Software Tester
10 5 (5.88%) Android Developer
10 5 (5.88%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 5 (5.88%) Software Manager
11 4 (4.71%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.18%) REST
2 15 (17.65%) .NET
3 9 (10.59%) RESTful
4 8 (9.41%) Web Services
5 7 (8.24%) HTML
6 6 (7.06%) XML
7 5 (5.88%) CSS
7 5 (5.88%) SOAP
7 5 (5.88%) Android SDK
8 4 (4.71%) iOS SDK
8 4 (4.71%) Ajax
9 3 (3.53%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (3.53%) Cocoa
9 3 (3.53%) JSON
10 2 (2.35%) Velocity
10 2 (2.35%) Java EE
10 2 (2.35%) HTML5
10 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (1.18%) WCF
11 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.47%) Client/Server
3 12 (14.12%) DTV
3 12 (14.12%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Web 2.0
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
5 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
1 20 (23.53%) Linux
2 17 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Mobile
3 11 (12.94%) Android
4 4 (4.71%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.12%) Software Testing
3 28 (32.94%) Test Automation
4 21 (24.71%) Scrum
5 16 (18.82%) Automated Testing
5 16 (18.82%) SDLC
6 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (15.29%) Software Engineering
8 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
9 9 (10.59%) Mobile Development
9 9 (10.59%) Automation Testing
9 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.41%) OO
10 8 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (8.24%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (8.24%) User Stories
11 7 (8.24%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.24%) Project Management
11 7 (8.24%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) SQL
2 18 (21.18%) C#
3 17 (20.00%) Perl
3 17 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 16 (18.82%) Java
5 15 (17.65%) PHP
6 11 (12.94%) C++
6 11 (12.94%) Korn
7 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.88%) Ruby
8 5 (5.88%) XAML
9 4 (4.71%) Python
9 4 (4.71%) Embedded C
9 4 (4.71%) Embedded C++
9 4 (4.71%) C
10 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.18%) VBScript
11 1 (1.18%) VB
11 1 (1.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Degree
2 15 (17.65%) ISEB
3 7 (8.24%) HND
4 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Oracle
3 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.35%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) Juniper
4 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Websense
4 1 (1.18%) Telerik
4 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.18%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.18%) Cognos
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intuition IT Solutions Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgend
CPS Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago