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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 6.35% 5.56% 6.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 80.00% 100.00% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
10 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 7.94% 5.56% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 8
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,700 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,800 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -10 8 £37,500 -2.59%
QA
South Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Advertising
2 6 (50.00%) Marketing
2 6 (50.00%) MySQL
2 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
3 5 (41.67%) PaaS
3 5 (41.67%) Big Data
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Informix
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) Multicast
5 3 (25.00%) Korn
5 3 (25.00%) IGMP
5 3 (25.00%) RTSP
5 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Client/Server

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Multicast
2 3 (25.00%) IGMP
2 3 (25.00%) RTSP
2 3 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (8.33%) HTTP
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) Big Data
2 5 (41.67%) Informix
3 4 (33.33%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
1 1 (8.33%) Automake
1 1 (8.33%) GCC
1 1 (8.33%) GDB
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Advertising
1 6 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Team Leader
3 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Pthreads
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) DOM
3 1 (8.33%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (25.00%) DTV
3 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 5 (41.67%) Manual Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Data Entry
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) Korn
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat