The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 7.41% 4.62% 12.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 100.00% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 7
Average salary £39,500 £21,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+83.72% -36.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £42,300 £34,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
QA
South 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 Torfaen region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Torfaen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
8 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 9.88% 4.62% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 8
Average salary £37,500 £21,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+74.41% -36.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £37,200 £42,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Torfaen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

QA
Salary Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Torfaen region.

QA Salary Trend in Torfaen

QA
Salary Histogram in Torfaen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Torfaen

QA
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Cwmbran -1 6 £39,500 +83.72%
QA
South Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (73.33%) SDLC
4 10 (66.67%) Linux
5 9 (60.00%) DTV
5 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (53.33%) Unicast
6 8 (53.33%) Multicast
6 8 (53.33%) Korn
6 8 (53.33%) IGMP
6 8 (53.33%) RTSP
6 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
6 8 (53.33%) SNMP
6 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (53.33%) Perl
7 6 (40.00%) ISEB
8 5 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (20.00%) Advertising
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 3 (20.00%) Marketing
10 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (20.00%) Mobile Marketing
11 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SNMP
1 8 (53.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (53.33%) IGMP
1 8 (53.33%) RTSP
1 8 (53.33%) Multicast
1 8 (53.33%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Informix
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Ranorex
2 1 (6.67%) Zephyr
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (20.00%) Advertising
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Test Team Leader
1 8 (53.33%) Team Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) DTV
1 9 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (86.67%) Software Testing
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (73.33%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Product Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) ATDD
7 1 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (6.67%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Perl
1 8 (53.33%) Korn
2 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Telerik