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 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 53 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 76 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.10% 6.30% 5.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 54.68% 54.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23 58 48
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,050 £52,247 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
78 139 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.29% 11.52% 10.01%
Number of salaries quoted 69 112 97
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,350 £46,600 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -10 21 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Newport -7 3 £51,500 +3.00%
Torfaen -6 2 - -
Bridgend - 1 £25,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) Waterfall
3 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (22.37%) Finance
4 17 (22.37%) Selenium
5 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
5 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
6 14 (18.42%) Scrum
6 14 (18.42%) TDD
6 14 (18.42%) Java
7 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (17.11%) SDLC
8 12 (15.79%) Big Data
8 12 (15.79%) SQL
9 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Scala
10 10 (13.16%) People Management
10 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
10 10 (13.16%) .NET
10 10 (13.16%) Python
11 9 (11.84%) Project Management
11 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
11 9 (11.84%) Games
11 9 (11.84%) Fintech
11 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (11.84%) BDD
11 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Degree
12 8 (10.53%) Amazon AWS

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 6 (7.89%) Apache Spark
1 6 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.58%) Apache
2 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) DNS
1 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
1 5 (6.58%) Kerberos
1 5 (6.58%) NAS
1 5 (6.58%) Network Security
1 5 (6.58%) OpenLDAP
1 5 (6.58%) SAN
1 5 (6.58%) Skype
1 5 (6.58%) Unified Communications
1 5 (6.58%) WebEx
2 2 (2.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) Big Data
2 8 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.89%) HBase
4 6 (7.89%) Sqoop
5 5 (6.58%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.32%) MySQL
8 1 (1.32%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Selenium
2 5 (6.58%) JUnit
3 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) Ant
6 1 (1.32%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.32%) Gradle
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) TestNG
6 1 (1.32%) Xcode
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.84%) Games
4 7 (9.21%) Marketing
5 5 (6.58%) Advertising
5 5 (6.58%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Automotive
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Developer
2 11 (14.47%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Tester
4 9 (11.84%) Software Tester
5 8 (10.53%) QA Tester
6 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Software QA Tester
7 6 (7.89%) Big Data Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Development Manager
7 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Java Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Java Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) QA Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Software Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Software Manager
8 5 (6.58%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) REST
3 5 (6.58%) SOAP
4 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) Ajax
5 3 (3.95%) COM
5 3 (3.95%) CSS
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) jQuery
6 2 (2.63%) Node.js
6 2 (2.63%) Web Services
7 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.32%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (1.32%) Django
7 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.32%) HTML5
7 1 (1.32%) JSON
7 1 (1.32%) Spring
7 1 (1.32%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.84%) Fintech
3 6 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
5 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.63%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) CentOS
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) Waterfall
3 15 (19.74%) Mentoring
3 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.42%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) TDD
5 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (17.11%) SDLC
6 11 (14.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (13.16%) People Management
8 9 (11.84%) BDD
8 9 (11.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
8 9 (11.84%) Project Management
8 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
9 8 (10.53%) Coaching
9 8 (10.53%) DevOps
9 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.21%) Process Improvement
10 7 (9.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) Java
2 12 (15.79%) SQL
3 11 (14.47%) Scala
4 10 (13.16%) Python
5 6 (7.89%) C#
5 6 (7.89%) Go
5 6 (7.89%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.58%) PMP
3 4 (5.26%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) HDFS
2 5 (6.58%) NFS
2 5 (6.58%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Ansible
1 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Cloudera
2 6 (7.89%) Hortonworks
2 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.58%) Cisco
3 5 (6.58%) EMC
3 5 (6.58%) IBM
4 4 (5.26%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) Sage
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