The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.35% 2.72% 3.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.06% 30.77% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 28 26 13
Average salary £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
117 91 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.53% 8.85% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 98 70 55
Average salary £32,500 £39,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £42,500 £49,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +13 19 £35,000 +20.68% 3
Bridgend +4 12 £30,750 -31.66% 1
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Wales

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (29.03%) SQL
1 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
3 15 (24.19%) .NET
4 13 (20.97%) C#
4 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
5 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
5 12 (19.35%) HTML
5 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (19.35%) CSS
5 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 11 (17.74%) Java
6 11 (17.74%) Linux
6 11 (17.74%) OO
6 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
6 11 (17.74%) Selenium
7 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 10 (16.13%) Oracle
8 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
8 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
9 8 (12.90%) Windows
9 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
9 8 (12.90%) Scrum
10 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
10 7 (11.29%) WCF
10 7 (11.29%) Degree
10 7 (11.29%) Silverlight
10 7 (11.29%) XML
11 6 (9.68%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) RFID
2 1 (1.61%) Wireless
2 1 (1.61%) LAN
2 1 (1.61%) PBX
2 1 (1.61%) VoIP
2 1 (1.61%) WLAN
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (17.74%) Selenium
2 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.84%) JMeter
4 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 11 (17.74%) QA Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Developer
4 8 (12.90%) QA Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) .NET Developer
5 7 (11.29%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Development Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Software Test Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Software Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Automation Team Leader
8 4 (6.45%) Tester
8 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) QA Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 12 (19.35%) HTML
2 12 (19.35%) CSS
3 7 (11.29%) WCF
3 7 (11.29%) Silverlight
3 7 (11.29%) XML
4 5 (8.06%) HTML5
4 5 (8.06%) CSS3
5 3 (4.84%) WPF
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
5 3 (4.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Firmware
3 5 (8.06%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.06%) Physics
3 5 (8.06%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.23%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Mac OS
4 3 (4.84%) CentOS
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) Android
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Software Testing
3 13 (20.97%) Automated Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
5 11 (17.74%) OO
6 10 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
8 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) Scrum
9 7 (11.29%) Performance Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Build Automation
10 6 (9.68%) ITIL
10 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Release Management
11 5 (8.06%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.74%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) C++
6 3 (4.84%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.06%) ISEB
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.23%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco
4 1 (1.61%) Remedy
4 1 (1.61%) Avaya
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
RPS
Salary: + Benefits Package
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bridgend
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago