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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 44 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 47 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.79% 4.03% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.21% 37.90% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 41 44 9
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £41,800 £39,136
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
116 124 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 10.46% 10.63% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 104 117 26
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -4 19 £36,750 +28.94% 3
Newport +15 13 £29,000 +1.75% 1
Bridgend +3 7 £38,500 +30.50%
Torfaen -8 1 £21,500 -30.64%
Caerphilly - 1 £32,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 26 (32.10%) C#
2 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
3 19 (23.46%) .NET
3 19 (23.46%) SQL
3 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
4 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
4 16 (19.75%) Computer Science
4 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (18.52%) Java
5 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
6 13 (16.05%) HTML
6 13 (16.05%) CSS
7 11 (13.58%) Oracle
7 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
7 11 (13.58%) Degree
8 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
8 10 (12.35%) Linux
8 10 (12.35%) C++
9 9 (11.11%) OO
9 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.11%) Windows
9 9 (11.11%) SLA
9 9 (11.11%) WPF
9 9 (11.11%) Android
10 8 (9.88%) WCF
10 8 (9.88%) Silverlight
10 8 (9.88%) Scrum
10 8 (9.88%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (3.70%) Apache
1 3 (3.70%) nginx
2 2 (2.47%) Lync
2 2 (2.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
2 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) RFID
2 3 (3.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) PBX
3 2 (2.47%) VoIP
3 2 (2.47%) WLAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.47%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.47%) Selenium
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (4.94%) Electronics
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (40.74%) Analyst
2 17 (20.99%) Test Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Developer
4 10 (12.35%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 9 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Software Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Software Test Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Software Development Manager
7 4 (4.94%) QA Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) QA Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Development Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.46%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) HTML
2 13 (16.05%) CSS
3 9 (11.11%) WPF
4 8 (9.88%) WCF
4 8 (9.88%) Silverlight
5 5 (6.17%) HTML5
5 5 (6.17%) CSS3
6 4 (4.94%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.17%) Mathematics
2 5 (6.17%) Physics
3 4 (4.94%) Firmware
4 3 (3.70%) Statistics
5 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (11.11%) Android
3 7 (8.64%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.70%) Debian
5 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) Software Testing
2 16 (19.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (13.58%) Test Scripting
5 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.11%) OO
7 8 (9.88%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.41%) Release Management
9 6 (7.41%) MVC
10 5 (6.17%) Validation
10 5 (6.17%) Business Development
10 5 (6.17%) OOD
10 5 (6.17%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (6.17%) Integration Testing
11 4 (4.94%) Build Automation
11 4 (4.94%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.10%) C#
2 19 (23.46%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) Java
4 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) C++
6 7 (8.64%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.17%) Ruby
7 5 (6.17%) Perl
8 4 (4.94%) C
9 3 (3.70%) Python
10 2 (2.47%) Erlang
10 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.47%) PHP
11 1 (1.23%) ABAP
11 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) ISEB
2 7 (8.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.23%) PMP
4 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) SLA
2 6 (7.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Xen
1 3 (3.70%) XenServer
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Perforce
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (2.47%) Avaya
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago