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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 38 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 3.68% 3.60% 3.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.45% 30.65% 32.38%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 32
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £28,650 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
146 124 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 12.48% 11.74% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 118 108 87
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £25,200 £28,680
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 +8 21 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Torfaen -7 12 £45,500 +31.88%
Newport -5 9 £40,000 +37.93%
Bridgend -8 1 £35,000 +16.66%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.82%) Objective-C
2 35 (31.82%) Apple iOS
2 35 (31.82%) REST
3 31 (28.18%) Windows
4 30 (27.27%) HTTP
5 28 (25.45%) Java
6 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
7 26 (23.64%) Software Testing
8 22 (20.00%) Android
9 20 (18.18%) C#
9 20 (18.18%) Linux
10 19 (17.27%) Finance
10 19 (17.27%) Windows Mobile
10 19 (17.27%) Degree
10 19 (17.27%) Mobile Development
11 18 (16.36%) Automotive
11 18 (16.36%) Scrum
11 18 (16.36%) Software Engineering
11 18 (16.36%) Perl
11 18 (16.36%) SQL
12 17 (15.45%) PHP
12 17 (15.45%) Client/Server
12 17 (15.45%) Selenium
13 16 (14.55%) C++
14 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
14 15 (13.64%) ISEB
14 15 (13.64%) Android Development
15 14 (12.73%) Cucumber
16 13 (11.82%) Banking

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (0.91%) IIS
1 1 (0.91%) Apache
1 1 (0.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) GitHub
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 2 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.27%) HTTP
2 12 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.00%) RTSP
3 11 (10.00%) IGMP
3 11 (10.00%) SNMP
3 11 (10.00%) Unicast
3 11 (10.00%) Multicast
4 5 (4.55%) Network Security
5 4 (3.64%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) MySQL
4 3 (2.73%) Informix
4 3 (2.73%) Big Data
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.82%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Selenium
2 14 (12.73%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.18%) JIRA
4 7 (6.36%) Behat
5 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.55%) JMeter
6 5 (4.55%) Xcode
7 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.82%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.82%) Maven
9 1 (0.91%) JUnit
9 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.91%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.91%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.91%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (17.27%) Finance
2 18 (16.36%) Automotive
3 13 (11.82%) Banking
3 13 (11.82%) Retail
4 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 4 (3.64%) Electronics
5 3 (2.73%) Advertising
6 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Developer
2 27 (24.55%) Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Tester
3 16 (14.55%) QA Analyst
4 14 (12.73%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (12.73%) Android Developer
4 14 (12.73%) QA Tester
5 13 (11.82%) Team Leader
5 13 (11.82%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 11 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
7 10 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.27%) Automated Tester
8 8 (7.27%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Senior QA Analyst
8 8 (7.27%) Quality Analyst
9 7 (6.36%) Senior Android Developer
9 7 (6.36%) Software Manager
10 6 (5.45%) iOS Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.82%) REST
2 13 (11.82%) Android SDK
3 12 (10.91%) iOS SDK
4 9 (8.18%) .NET
4 9 (8.18%) RESTful
5 8 (7.27%) Web Services
6 7 (6.36%) HTML
7 5 (4.55%) Cocoa
7 5 (4.55%) CSS
7 5 (4.55%) Cocoa Touch
7 5 (4.55%) JSON
8 4 (3.64%) SOAP
8 4 (3.64%) XML
8 4 (3.64%) Ajax
9 2 (1.82%) Java EE
9 2 (1.82%) Velocity
9 2 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.82%) HTML5
10 1 (0.91%) WCF
10 1 (0.91%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) Client/Server
2 13 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.91%) DTV
4 7 (6.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.55%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.64%) Web 2.0
6 4 (3.64%) User Experience
7 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Apple iOS
2 31 (28.18%) Windows
3 22 (20.00%) Android
4 20 (18.18%) Linux
5 19 (17.27%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (3.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.82%) UNIX
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.91%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.55%) Test Automation
3 26 (23.64%) Software Testing
4 19 (17.27%) Mobile Development
5 18 (16.36%) Scrum
5 18 (16.36%) Software Engineering
6 15 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 15 (13.64%) Android Development
7 13 (11.82%) OO
7 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.82%) iOS Development
8 12 (10.91%) MVVM
9 11 (10.00%) Change Management
9 11 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 10 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 9 (8.18%) Test Scripting
11 9 (8.18%) Automation Testing
12 7 (6.36%) Web Design
12 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.36%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.82%) Objective-C
2 28 (25.45%) Java
3 20 (18.18%) C#
4 18 (16.36%) Perl
4 18 (16.36%) SQL
5 17 (15.45%) PHP
6 16 (14.55%) C++
7 12 (10.91%) Korn
7 12 (10.91%) XAML
8 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.55%) Ruby
9 5 (4.55%) Python
10 4 (3.64%) C
10 4 (3.64%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.64%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.91%) VBScript
12 1 (0.91%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (17.27%) Degree
2 15 (13.64%) ISEB
3 7 (6.36%) HND
4 3 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Puppet
1 2 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) Cognos
4 2 (1.82%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (0.91%) Telerik
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
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