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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 26 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 5.21% 2.87% 1.98%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.51% 26.53% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 48 24 18
Average salary £40,750 £29,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.51% -12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
114 98 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.74% 10.80% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 97 78 47
Average salary £38,400 £38,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.25% +14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,375 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 47 £41,500 +72.91% 8
Torfaen -6 7 £37,500 +9.48%
Bridgend -1 1 £45,000 +42.85%
Newport -3 1 £34,000 -27.65%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 31 (29.25%) Java
2 29 (27.36%) Apple iOS
3 28 (26.42%) Objective-C
4 27 (25.47%) REST
5 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (22.64%) C#
7 23 (21.70%) HTTP
8 21 (19.81%) Windows
9 20 (18.87%) Banking
9 20 (18.87%) Retail
10 18 (16.98%) Change Management
10 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
11 17 (16.04%) Android
12 14 (13.21%) C++
12 14 (13.21%) SQL
12 14 (13.21%) Android Development
13 13 (12.26%) iOS Development
13 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
13 13 (12.26%) Automotive
14 12 (11.32%) Finance
14 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (11.32%) Windows Mobile
14 12 (11.32%) Android SDK
14 12 (11.32%) iOS SDK
15 11 (10.38%) SLA
16 10 (9.43%) ISEB
16 10 (9.43%) OO
16 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
17 9 (8.49%) MVVM
17 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.94%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.70%) HTTP
2 6 (5.66%) Network Security
3 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.89%) SNMP
4 2 (1.89%) IGMP
4 2 (1.89%) RTSP
4 2 (1.89%) Multicast
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.94%) SSL
5 1 (0.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.66%) MySQL
3 6 (5.66%) Big Data
4 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.72%) Informix
4 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.72%) Xcode
2 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.83%) Selenium
4 3 (2.83%) FitNesse
4 3 (2.83%) JUnit
5 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
6 1 (0.94%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.94%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.94%) Automake
6 1 (0.94%) GCC
6 1 (0.94%) GDB
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.94%) JBehave
6 1 (0.94%) Mocha
General
1 20 (18.87%) Banking
1 20 (18.87%) Retail
2 13 (12.26%) Automotive
3 12 (11.32%) Finance
4 8 (7.55%) Advertising
5 6 (5.66%) Marketing
6 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Developer
2 16 (15.09%) Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) Android Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Mobile Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.49%) QA Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.55%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Tester
6 8 (7.55%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Senior Android Developer
8 6 (5.66%) iOS Developer
9 5 (4.72%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.72%) Quality Manager
9 5 (4.72%) QA Manager
9 5 (4.72%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.77%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.77%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) REST
2 12 (11.32%) iOS SDK
2 12 (11.32%) Android SDK
3 7 (6.60%) .NET
3 7 (6.60%) Web Services
4 6 (5.66%) HTML
5 5 (4.72%) Cocoa Touch
5 5 (4.72%) Cocoa
5 5 (4.72%) JSON
6 4 (3.77%) SOAP
7 3 (2.83%) XML
8 2 (1.89%) CSS
8 2 (1.89%) WCF
8 2 (1.89%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.89%) HTML5
9 1 (0.94%) Pthreads
9 1 (0.94%) Velocity
9 1 (0.94%) DOM
9 1 (0.94%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.66%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.72%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.72%) Statistics
4 5 (4.72%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) DTV
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) FMCG
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Apple iOS
2 21 (19.81%) Windows
3 17 (16.04%) Android
4 12 (11.32%) Windows Mobile
5 9 (8.49%) Linux
6 8 (7.55%) UNIX
7 1 (0.94%) SUSE
7 1 (0.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
2 18 (16.98%) Change Management
3 14 (13.21%) Android Development
4 13 (12.26%) iOS Development
5 12 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
6 10 (9.43%) OO
7 9 (8.49%) MVVM
8 8 (7.55%) BDD
8 8 (7.55%) Manual Testing
8 8 (7.55%) Test Strategy
8 8 (7.55%) MVC
8 8 (7.55%) Scrum
8 8 (7.55%) Automated Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Software Testing
9 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.66%) Mobile Marketing
9 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (5.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.25%) Java
2 28 (26.42%) Objective-C
3 24 (22.64%) C#
4 14 (13.21%) C++
4 14 (13.21%) SQL
5 9 (8.49%) XAML
6 8 (7.55%) PHP
7 6 (5.66%) Perl
8 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.77%) Python
10 3 (2.83%) Korn
11 2 (1.89%) Groovy
11 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.89%) Ruby
12 1 (0.94%) Erlang
12 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) ISEB
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 3 (2.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle
2 4 (3.77%) Cognos
3 3 (2.83%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.89%) SAP
4 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.89%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.89%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.94%) McAfee
5 1 (0.94%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 hours ago
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