The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 10 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 6 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 11.76% 5.66% 5.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 66.67% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 3
Median salary £46,750 £46,000 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.63% +113.95%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
6 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 11.76% 8.49% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Median salary £46,750 £37,500 £21,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.66% +74.41%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

The demand trend of job ads across the Torfaen region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Torfaen

QA
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cwmbran +16 6 £46,750 +1.63%
QA
South Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Torfaen region with a requirement for QA.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Linux
3 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
3 16 (61.54%) Data Mining
3 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
3 16 (61.54%) Advertising
3 16 (61.54%) Marketing
3 16 (61.54%) PaaS
3 16 (61.54%) Big Data
3 16 (61.54%) Mobile Marketing
4 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
5 11 (42.31%) Apache
5 11 (42.31%) Unix
6 8 (30.77%) ISEB
6 8 (30.77%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) Squid
7 6 (23.08%) Network Security
7 6 (23.08%) iSCSI
7 6 (23.08%) CentOS
7 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (23.08%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (23.08%) NAS
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) IBM
7 6 (23.08%) Kerberos
7 6 (23.08%) NFS
7 6 (23.08%) DNS
7 6 (23.08%) EMC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (42.31%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (61.54%) PaaS
2 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) iSCSI
1 6 (23.08%) Kerberos
1 6 (23.08%) NAS
1 6 (23.08%) Network Security
1 6 (23.08%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) Big Data
1 16 (61.54%) Data Mining
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 16 (61.54%) Advertising
1 16 (61.54%) Marketing
1 16 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Development Manager
6 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Unix
3 6 (23.08%) CentOS
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 16 (61.54%) Mobile Marketing
3 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
4 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
5 6 (23.08%) High Availability
5 6 (23.08%) Low Latency
6 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Coaching
8 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.54%) People Management
8 3 (11.54%) Requirements Management
9 2 (7.69%) Data Entry
9 2 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
1 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) NFS
1 6 (23.08%) Squid
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Red Hat
2 6 (23.08%) EMC
2 6 (23.08%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle