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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 55 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.12% 4.90% 3.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.51% 43.65% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 27
Median salary £58,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+56.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,500 £51,000
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
106 126 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.92% 11.22% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 88 103 99
Median salary £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,000 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,619 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.02%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -1 30 £46,766 +19.91% 2
Newport -4 15 £72,500 +93.33% 1
Torfaen +3 4 £42,500 +80.85%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.86%) Finance
3 28 (24.78%) SDLC
4 26 (23.01%) Selenium
4 26 (23.01%) Waterfall
5 25 (22.12%) Java
6 23 (20.35%) SQL
7 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 21 (18.58%) Project Management
8 21 (18.58%) TDD
9 20 (17.70%) Scrum
10 18 (15.93%) Scala
11 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (14.16%) Big Data
13 15 (13.27%) BDD
13 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (13.27%) Test Scripting
13 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (13.27%) .NET
14 14 (12.39%) C#
14 14 (12.39%) Software Delivery
15 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
15 13 (11.50%) Fintech
15 13 (11.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (11.50%) Process Improvement
16 12 (10.62%) User Stories
16 12 (10.62%) People Management
16 12 (10.62%) HTML
16 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
16 12 (10.62%) CSS

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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 9 (7.96%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.19%) Apache
3 6 (5.31%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Office
2 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.77%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.31%) PaaS
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) DNS
1 6 (5.31%) iSCSI
1 6 (5.31%) Kerberos
1 6 (5.31%) NAS
1 6 (5.31%) Network Security
1 6 (5.31%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (5.31%) SAN
2 2 (1.77%) Broadband
2 2 (1.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.16%) Big Data
2 11 (9.73%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.96%) NoSQL
5 8 (7.08%) MongoDB
5 8 (7.08%) MySQL
6 7 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.31%) Data Mining
7 6 (5.31%) HBase
7 6 (5.31%) Sqoop
8 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.65%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.65%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.88%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) Selenium
2 12 (10.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.73%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.96%) JUnit
5 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.54%) Maven
7 4 (3.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.65%) Ant
8 3 (2.65%) Gradle
9 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.77%) Subversion
9 2 (1.77%) TestNG
10 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.88%) JIRA
10 1 (0.88%) NUnit
10 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 36 (31.86%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.85%) Marketing
4 7 (6.19%) Games
5 6 (5.31%) Advertising
6 5 (4.42%) Banking
7 4 (3.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.88%) Automotive
8 1 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (23.89%) Developer
2 19 (16.81%) Analyst
3 15 (13.27%) Project Manager
4 11 (9.73%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) PHP Developer
6 8 (7.08%) QA Leader
6 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Java Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Tester
8 6 (5.31%) Administrator
8 6 (5.31%) Development Manager
8 6 (5.31%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.31%) SQL Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) CSS
2 12 (10.62%) HTML
3 11 (9.73%) SOAP
4 10 (8.85%) Ajax
4 10 (8.85%) jQuery
4 10 (8.85%) Node.js
4 10 (8.85%) REST
5 9 (7.96%) HTML5
5 9 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (7.08%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (7.08%) CSS3
7 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.42%) Web Services
9 4 (3.54%) Spring
10 3 (2.65%) COM
10 3 (2.65%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.65%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (1.77%) J2EE
11 2 (1.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.50%) Fintech
3 8 (7.08%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.08%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.77%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.77%) Statistics
6 2 (1.77%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) CentOS
3 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.78%) SDLC
3 26 (23.01%) Waterfall
4 21 (18.58%) Project Management
4 21 (18.58%) TDD
5 20 (17.70%) Scrum
6 17 (15.04%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.27%) BDD
7 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (13.27%) Test Scripting
8 14 (12.39%) Software Delivery
9 13 (11.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (11.50%) Mentoring
9 13 (11.50%) Process Improvement
10 12 (10.62%) MVC
10 12 (10.62%) People Management
10 12 (10.62%) User Stories
11 10 (8.85%) OO
11 10 (8.85%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (8.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.12%) Java
2 23 (20.35%) SQL
3 18 (15.93%) Scala
4 14 (12.39%) C#
5 12 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.62%) Python
6 8 (7.08%) PHP
7 7 (6.19%) Ruby
8 6 (5.31%) Go
9 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.77%) R
10 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) Groovy
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.96%) Degree
1 9 (7.96%) PMP
2 5 (4.42%) ISEB
2 5 (4.42%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.77%) MBA
3 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.77%) RHCE
4 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (5.31%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) HDFS
1 6 (5.31%) NFS
1 6 (5.31%) Squid
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.31%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.31%) EMC
3 6 (5.31%) Hortonworks
3 6 (5.31%) IBM
4 5 (4.42%) TOWER Software
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.88%) HP
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
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