The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 54 79
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 50 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.16% 3.81% 1.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.53% 38.17% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 32 46 11
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -15.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £44,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
QA
UK

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 Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
131 131 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.35% 9.98% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 94 120 42
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £28,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £49,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

QA Salary Trend in Wales

QA
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Wales

QA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 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
South Wales -1 36 £32,000 +3.22% 9
West Wales 0 2 £26,000 -8.77% 2
North Wales - 2 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 30 (34.09%) C#
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
4 22 (25.00%) .NET
4 22 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (23.86%) SQL
6 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.45%) Java
7 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
8 14 (15.91%) Oracle
8 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (13.64%) HTML
9 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 12 (13.64%) SLA
9 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
10 11 (12.50%) CSS
10 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 11 (12.50%) Degree
11 9 (10.23%) C++
11 9 (10.23%) Windows
11 9 (10.23%) MVC
11 9 (10.23%) WPF
12 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
12 8 (9.09%) Scrum
12 8 (9.09%) WCF
12 8 (9.09%) Android
13 7 (7.95%) Linux
13 7 (7.95%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 4 (4.55%) IIS
1 4 (4.55%) Apache
2 3 (3.41%) nginx
3 2 (2.27%) Lync
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) PBX
2 2 (2.27%) VoIP
2 2 (2.27%) WLAN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.27%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.27%) NUnit
2 2 (2.27%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.27%) NCover
2 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.14%) Automake
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.14%) GCC
3 1 (1.14%) GDB
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Selenium
3 1 (1.14%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (4.55%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Advertising
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Analyst
2 15 (17.05%) Test Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) Applications Support
4 12 (13.64%) Software Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.82%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Quality Manager
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) QA Manager
11 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.00%) .NET
2 12 (13.64%) HTML
3 11 (12.50%) CSS
4 9 (10.23%) WPF
5 8 (9.09%) WCF
6 7 (7.95%) Silverlight
7 4 (4.55%) HTML5
7 4 (4.55%) iOS SDK
7 4 (4.55%) CSS3
8 2 (2.27%) SOAP
9 1 (1.14%) Web Services
9 1 (1.14%) XML
9 1 (1.14%) POSIX
9 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.14%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.55%) Physics
4 3 (3.41%) Statistics
5 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Windows
2 8 (9.09%) Android
3 7 (7.95%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.41%) UNIX
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.41%) Debian
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (20.45%) Software Testing
4 12 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.23%) MVC
7 8 (9.09%) Scrum
8 7 (7.95%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (5.68%) Project Management
9 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.68%) Release Management
10 4 (4.55%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.55%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.55%) OOD
10 4 (4.55%) OO
10 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.55%) Change Management
10 4 (4.55%) Business Development
10 4 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) C#
2 21 (23.86%) SQL
3 18 (20.45%) Java
4 12 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.23%) C++
6 7 (7.95%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.68%) Ruby
7 5 (5.68%) C
7 5 (5.68%) Perl
8 3 (3.41%) Python
9 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.27%) Erlang
9 2 (2.27%) PHP
10 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (7.95%) ISEB
3 6 (6.82%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) HND
4 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 5 (5.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.27%) TickIT
3 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Xen
1 3 (3.41%) XenServer
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) Perforce
4 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.41%) SAP
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Avaya
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.14%) CA
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
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Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + pension and health care
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Posted: 8 days ago
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