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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 20 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 5.08% 6.67% 2.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 100.00% 75.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £33,000 £31,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 5.08% 8.89% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Average salary £33,000 £33,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.49% +26.41%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 September 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 3 £33,000 +6.45%
QA
South Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Apache
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) POSIX
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) GCC
1 1 (16.67%) GDB
1 1 (16.67%) Automake
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Junior
2 2 (33.33%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) POSIX
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Entry
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft