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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 45 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 4.09% 2.84% 2.09%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.86% 31.25% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 20
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,350 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
105 112 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 9.55% 9.09% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 86 98 38
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £27,900 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £42,750 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
(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 +10 22 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Newport +30 15 £28,000 -37.77% 1
Torfaen +1 4 £29,000 -22.14%
Bridgend +7 2 £32,500 -1.51% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £29,000 - 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.52%) C#
3 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
4 23 (25.00%) SQL
5 21 (22.83%) Java
6 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (18.48%) .NET
8 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.13%) SLA
9 13 (14.13%) Oracle
9 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
9 13 (14.13%) Software Testing
10 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (11.96%) HTML
12 10 (10.87%) MVC
12 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
12 10 (10.87%) Degree
13 9 (9.78%) Banking
13 9 (9.78%) Retail
13 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
13 9 (9.78%) Change Management
14 8 (8.70%) Scrum
14 8 (8.70%) C++
14 8 (8.70%) Linux
14 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
15 7 (7.61%) CSS
15 7 (7.61%) Windows
15 7 (7.61%) Objective-C
15 7 (7.61%) WCF
15 7 (7.61%) Silverlight

QA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 3 (3.26%) nginx
3 2 (2.17%) Lync
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) JBoss
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP CRM
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
1 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.17%) LAN
2 2 (2.17%) PBX
2 2 (2.17%) VoIP
2 2 (2.17%) WLAN
2 2 (2.17%) WAN
2 2 (2.17%) Wireless
3 1 (1.09%) SSL
3 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) MySQL
4 3 (3.26%) Big Data
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) OLAP
6 1 (1.09%) Informix
6 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
1 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.26%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.17%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.17%) JUnit
4 2 (2.17%) Selenium
5 1 (1.09%) GCC
5 1 (1.09%) GDB
5 1 (1.09%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.09%) Automake
5 1 (1.09%) Subversion
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA
5 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.09%) JBehave
5 1 (1.09%) Mocha
General
1 9 (9.78%) Banking
1 9 (9.78%) Retail
2 4 (4.35%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Applications Support
3 13 (14.13%) Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Quality Manager
5 9 (9.78%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.61%) QA Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Test Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (4.35%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.26%) Administrator
11 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.48%) .NET
2 11 (11.96%) HTML
3 7 (7.61%) CSS
3 7 (7.61%) WCF
3 7 (7.61%) Silverlight
4 5 (5.43%) WPF
5 4 (4.35%) SOAP
5 4 (4.35%) Web Services
5 4 (4.35%) iOS SDK
6 3 (3.26%) XML
7 2 (2.17%) HTML5
8 1 (1.09%) DOM
8 1 (1.09%) POSIX
8 1 (1.09%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.61%) Statistics
4 5 (5.43%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.17%) FMCG
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Linux
2 7 (7.61%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Android
2 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.43%) UNIX
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.26%) Debian
5 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (14.13%) Software Testing
3 13 (14.13%) Test Scripting
4 10 (10.87%) MVC
5 9 (9.78%) Change Management
6 8 (8.70%) Scrum
7 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.61%) BDD
8 6 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.52%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.43%) Pair Programming
9 5 (5.43%) Project Management
10 4 (4.35%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.35%) Web Application Development
11 3 (3.26%) Test Strategy
11 3 (3.26%) Waterfall
11 3 (3.26%) System Testing
11 3 (3.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) C#
2 23 (25.00%) SQL
3 21 (22.83%) Java
4 10 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.70%) C++
6 7 (7.61%) Objective-C
7 6 (6.52%) Ruby
7 6 (6.52%) Python
7 6 (6.52%) Perl
8 5 (5.43%) C
9 3 (3.26%) PHP
10 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 2 (2.17%) Erlang
11 1 (1.09%) Groovy
11 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.09%) ABAP
11 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.17%) CCNA
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) PMP
5 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.13%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.17%) TickIT
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Xen
1 3 (3.26%) XenServer
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.35%) Perforce
4 3 (3.26%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Cisco
5 2 (2.17%) Avaya
5 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.09%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.09%) Business Objects
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28 - £30 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago