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

Location
3 months to
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 67 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 5.54% 2.62% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.76% 20.95% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 52 19 19
Average salary £41,500 £31,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.74% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
116 105 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.59% 12.51% 6.95%
Number of salaries quoted 96 80 51
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,700 £55,000
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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +22 52 £45,000 +46.34% 6
Torfaen - 7 £25,000 -
Newport -8 3 £32,800 -30.21%
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 33 (30.56%) REST
2 32 (29.63%) Apple iOS
2 32 (29.63%) Objective-C
2 32 (29.63%) Java
3 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (26.85%) HTTP
5 26 (24.07%) Windows
6 22 (20.37%) C#
7 20 (18.52%) Banking
7 20 (18.52%) Retail
8 19 (17.59%) Change Management
8 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
8 19 (17.59%) Android
9 17 (15.74%) Automotive
10 16 (14.81%) SQL
10 16 (14.81%) Windows Mobile
11 15 (13.89%) Android Development
12 14 (12.96%) Finance
12 14 (12.96%) C++
13 13 (12.04%) iOS Development
13 13 (12.04%) Android SDK
14 12 (11.11%) iOS SDK
14 12 (11.11%) MVVM
14 12 (11.11%) XAML
15 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
15 11 (10.19%) Linux
15 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
16 10 (9.26%) Test Scripting
16 10 (9.26%) OO
16 10 (9.26%) Client/Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.93%) Confluence
2 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Office
2 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.85%) HTTP
2 6 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.56%) Network Security
3 4 (3.70%) Multicast
3 4 (3.70%) SNMP
3 4 (3.70%) IGMP
3 4 (3.70%) RTSP
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.56%) MySQL
3 6 (5.56%) Big Data
4 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.63%) Informix
4 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.85%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.48%) Selenium
3 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.63%) Xcode
5 4 (3.70%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.78%) JUnit
6 3 (2.78%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.85%) JMeter
7 2 (1.85%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.93%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.93%) Automake
8 1 (0.93%) GCC
8 1 (0.93%) GDB
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
8 1 (0.93%) JBehave
8 1 (0.93%) Mocha
General
1 20 (18.52%) Banking
1 20 (18.52%) Retail
2 17 (15.74%) Automotive
3 14 (12.96%) Finance
4 8 (7.41%) Advertising
5 6 (5.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (13.89%) Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (12.96%) Android Developer
4 13 (12.04%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 10 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Tester
7 8 (7.41%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Senior Android Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) iOS Developer
9 6 (5.56%) QA Tester
10 5 (4.63%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.63%) Quality Manager
10 5 (4.63%) QA Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Software Tester
11 4 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (30.56%) REST
2 13 (12.04%) Android SDK
3 12 (11.11%) iOS SDK
4 9 (8.33%) Web Services
5 6 (5.56%) .NET
5 6 (5.56%) SOAP
6 5 (4.63%) HTML
6 5 (4.63%) XML
6 5 (4.63%) Cocoa Touch
6 5 (4.63%) Cocoa
6 5 (4.63%) JSON
7 2 (1.85%) HTML5
8 1 (0.93%) Velocity
8 1 (0.93%) WCF
8 1 (0.93%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.93%) Pthreads
8 1 (0.93%) DOM
8 1 (0.93%) POSIX
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.63%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.63%) Statistics
4 5 (4.63%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.70%) DTV
6 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Apple iOS
2 26 (24.07%) Windows
3 19 (17.59%) Android
4 16 (14.81%) Windows Mobile
5 11 (10.19%) Linux
6 8 (7.41%) UNIX
7 1 (0.93%) SUSE
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.59%) Software Engineering
2 19 (17.59%) Change Management
3 15 (13.89%) Android Development
4 13 (12.04%) iOS Development
5 12 (11.11%) MVVM
6 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
7 10 (9.26%) Test Scripting
7 10 (9.26%) OO
8 9 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 9 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 8 (7.41%) BDD
9 8 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.41%) Scrum
10 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.56%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) Java
1 32 (29.63%) Objective-C
2 22 (20.37%) C#
3 16 (14.81%) SQL
4 14 (12.96%) C++
5 12 (11.11%) XAML
6 8 (7.41%) Perl
6 8 (7.41%) PHP
7 5 (4.63%) Korn
8 4 (3.70%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.85%) Groovy
9 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.85%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (6.48%) ISEB
1 7 (6.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.93%) VCP4
3 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) Cognos
4 3 (2.78%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.85%) HP
5 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.93%) McAfee
6 1 (0.93%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco
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