The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 41 40 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.34% 3.22% 3.88%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.60% 34.19% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 33 37 20
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% -17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
134 117 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.91% 9.41% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 112 88 67
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% +16.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,800 £50,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Wales

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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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +10 34 £31,500 -3.07% 5
West Wales - 4 £21,000 -
North Wales +1 1 £40,000 +8.10%
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
2 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (24.69%) SQL
3 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.52%) C#
4 15 (18.52%) Windows
4 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 14 (17.28%) Oracle
5 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
6 13 (16.05%) Java
6 13 (16.05%) Automated Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
7 12 (14.81%) Regression Testing
7 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.81%) HTML
7 12 (14.81%) CSS
8 11 (13.58%) Linux
8 11 (13.58%) OO
8 11 (13.58%) Computer Science
8 11 (13.58%) Selenium
9 10 (12.35%) ISEB
10 9 (11.11%) Degree
10 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
11 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
11 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
11 8 (9.88%) Scrum
11 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
12 7 (8.64%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (4.94%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.23%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) RFID
2 2 (2.47%) CTI
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) PBX
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) WLAN
3 1 (1.23%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Selenium
2 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.70%) JMeter
4 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.47%) Hudson
5 2 (2.47%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (7.41%) Electronics
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (49.38%) Analyst
2 27 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) QA Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) QA Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Tester
5 8 (9.88%) Developer
6 7 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.64%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Software Test Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Software Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Software Development Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Development Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Automation Team Leader
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Junior Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) .NET
2 12 (14.81%) HTML
2 12 (14.81%) CSS
3 7 (8.64%) XML
3 7 (8.64%) WCF
3 7 (8.64%) Silverlight
4 5 (6.17%) HTML5
4 5 (6.17%) CSS3
5 3 (3.70%) SOAP
5 3 (3.70%) Web Services
5 3 (3.70%) WPF
5 3 (3.70%) REST
6 2 (2.47%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.23%) J2EE
7 1 (1.23%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) Firmware
3 5 (6.17%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.17%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.17%) Physics
4 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.47%) Statistics
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.52%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Linux
3 6 (7.41%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.70%) CentOS
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Android
7 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
2 21 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) Automated Testing
4 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
5 12 (14.81%) Regression Testing
6 11 (13.58%) OO
7 9 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.88%) Scrum
9 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.41%) Build Automation
10 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.41%) ITIL
10 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.17%) OOD
11 5 (6.17%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (6.17%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) C#
3 13 (16.05%) Java
4 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.41%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) Python
7 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) ISEB
2 9 (11.11%) Degree
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.70%) HND
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) Avaya
5 1 (1.23%) Remedy
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
RPS
Salary: + Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Bridgend
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago