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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 24 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 5 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 6.85% 13.21% 7.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 83.33% 87.50% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 4
Average salary £35,250 £38,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.44% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £24,600 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
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
6 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 8.22% 15.09% 9.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 4
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £24,700 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
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 28 November 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
Cwmbran -6 5 £35,250 -8.44%
QA
South Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Advertising
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) PaaS
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Informix
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) GlassFish
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
2 3 (42.86%) Informix
2 3 (42.86%) Big Data
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) GCC
1 1 (14.29%) GDB
1 1 (14.29%) Automake
1 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (57.14%) Advertising
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) DOM
3 1 (14.29%) POSIX
3 1 (14.29%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Manual Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Entry
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat