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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 66 50
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 31 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.98% 2.53% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.11% 30.10% 34.81%
Number of salaries quoted 47 29 46
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,100 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
133 103 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.83% 8.41% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 117 90 119
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £48,400 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +20 40 £41,500 +18.57% 6
Newport +11 9 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Torfaen +10 4 £23,500 -40.50% 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £41,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.82%) SQL
3 31 (28.18%) C#
4 27 (24.55%) Finance
4 27 (24.55%) Microsoft
5 24 (21.82%) .NET
6 23 (20.91%) Project Management
7 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 22 (20.00%) Scrum
8 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
9 18 (16.36%) Selenium
9 18 (16.36%) SDLC
10 17 (15.45%) Java
11 16 (14.55%) TDD
12 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (12.73%) Marketing
13 14 (12.73%) Test Scripting
13 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
13 14 (12.73%) Linux
14 13 (11.82%) MVC
14 13 (11.82%) HTML
14 13 (11.82%) CSS
14 13 (11.82%) BDD
14 13 (11.82%) Software Testing
14 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (10.00%) Big Data
15 11 (10.00%) SOAP
15 11 (10.00%) Web Services
15 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET
15 11 (10.00%) Unix

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 11 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (3.64%) CMS
2 4 (3.64%) IIS
2 4 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.64%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.73%) JBoss
4 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.82%) Confluence
4 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.18%) PaaS
2 3 (2.73%) SaaS
3 2 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) DNS
1 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
1 3 (2.73%) Kerberos
1 3 (2.73%) NAS
1 3 (2.73%) Network Security
1 3 (2.73%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (2.73%) SAN
2 2 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.00%) Big Data
3 9 (8.18%) Data Mining
4 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (4.55%) MySQL
7 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.73%) OLAP
8 3 (2.73%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.82%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.82%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.82%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Selenium
2 7 (6.36%) Maven
3 6 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.45%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.55%) Ant
4 5 (4.55%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.64%) JUnit
6 3 (2.73%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.82%) FishEye
7 2 (1.82%) Gradle
7 2 (1.82%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.82%) JIRA
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.91%) Mocha
8 1 (0.91%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 27 (24.55%) Finance
2 22 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (12.73%) Marketing
4 9 (8.18%) Advertising
4 9 (8.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Electronics
5 2 (1.82%) Games
5 2 (1.82%) Law
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (30.91%) Analyst
2 30 (27.27%) Developer
3 23 (20.91%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.73%) .NET Developer
5 13 (11.82%) Senior Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 11 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Development Manager
8 7 (6.36%) .NET Software Developer
8 7 (6.36%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.36%) QA Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.36%) SQL Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Application Development Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Applications Development Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Applications Manager
9 5 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.82%) .NET
2 13 (11.82%) CSS
2 13 (11.82%) HTML
3 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.00%) SOAP
3 11 (10.00%) Web Services
4 8 (7.27%) Ajax
4 8 (7.27%) REST
4 8 (7.27%) XML
5 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (5.45%) jQuery
6 5 (4.55%) Java EE
6 5 (4.55%) JSON
6 5 (4.55%) Node.js
7 4 (3.64%) J2EE
7 4 (3.64%) RESTful
7 4 (3.64%) Spring
8 3 (2.73%) CodeIgniter
8 3 (2.73%) COM
8 3 (2.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Fintech
3 3 (2.73%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.73%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.73%) Linux
2 11 (10.00%) Unix
3 5 (4.55%) Windows
4 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.64%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.73%) CentOS
5 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (56.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.91%) Project Management
3 22 (20.00%) Scrum
4 18 (16.36%) SDLC
5 16 (14.55%) TDD
6 15 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (12.73%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.82%) BDD
8 13 (11.82%) MVC
8 13 (11.82%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 10 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (8.18%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (8.18%) Manual Testing
11 9 (8.18%) Mobile Marketing
12 8 (7.27%) Automated Testing
12 8 (7.27%) Test Planning
13 7 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.82%) SQL
2 31 (28.18%) C#
3 17 (15.45%) Java
4 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.45%) Python
5 6 (5.45%) Scala
5 6 (5.45%) VB
6 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.64%) PHP
7 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) C++
9 2 (1.82%) Groovy
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) Ruby
10 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) ISEB
2 7 (6.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.73%) Degree
4 2 (1.82%) PMP
4 2 (1.82%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.91%) MBA
5 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.73%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) NFS
1 3 (2.73%) Squid
2 2 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.73%) Puppet
2 1 (0.91%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.09%) Oracle
3 8 (7.27%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.64%) Alterian
4 4 (3.64%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.73%) EMC
5 3 (2.73%) IBM
6 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.82%) SAP
6 2 (1.82%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.91%) VMware
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