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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 54 40 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 49 60 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.67% 4.79% 1.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.82% 43.48% 21.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 56 11
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,950 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
154 138 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.53% 11.02% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 124 125 38
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £28,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £47,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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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

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -9 47 £32,000 +6.66% 2
West Wales 0 2 £26,000 -8.77% 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (31.46%) C#
2 25 (28.09%) .NET
2 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
3 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
4 23 (25.84%) SQL
5 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
6 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (21.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (17.98%) Computer Science
7 16 (17.98%) Oracle
8 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
8 15 (16.85%) HTML
8 15 (16.85%) CSS
8 15 (16.85%) Windows
8 15 (16.85%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.73%) Java
10 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
10 12 (13.48%) Degree
11 10 (11.24%) Linux
11 10 (11.24%) OO
11 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
11 10 (11.24%) WCF
11 10 (11.24%) Silverlight
12 9 (10.11%) WPF
12 9 (10.11%) Android
12 9 (10.11%) C++
13 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
13 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (8.99%) Waterfall

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (6.74%) IIS
2 3 (3.37%) nginx
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.25%) Lync
4 1 (1.12%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) RFID
2 3 (3.37%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) LAN
3 2 (2.25%) PBX
3 2 (2.25%) VoIP
3 2 (2.25%) WLAN
3 2 (2.25%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) Wireless
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.37%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) Big Data
5 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.25%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.25%) NUnit
2 2 (2.25%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.25%) JIRA
2 2 (2.25%) Selenium
2 2 (2.25%) NCover
3 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (5.62%) Electronics
2 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) Analyst
2 19 (21.35%) Test Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.99%) QA Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Software Test Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Software Manager
7 5 (5.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Software Development Manager
7 5 (5.62%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Development Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.09%) .NET
2 15 (16.85%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) CSS
3 10 (11.24%) WCF
3 10 (11.24%) Silverlight
4 9 (10.11%) WPF
5 5 (5.62%) HTML5
5 5 (5.62%) CSS3
6 4 (4.49%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.25%) XML
8 1 (1.12%) REST
8 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.12%) SOAP
8 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.98%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
2 5 (5.62%) Physics
2 5 (5.62%) Firmware
3 3 (3.37%) Statistics
4 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.85%) Windows
2 10 (11.24%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) Android
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
6 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.37%) Debian
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) Software Testing
2 19 (21.35%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (16.85%) Test Scripting
4 10 (11.24%) OO
5 8 (8.99%) Waterfall
5 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.87%) Scrum
7 6 (6.74%) ITIL
7 6 (6.74%) Release Management
8 5 (5.62%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Data Entry
8 5 (5.62%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) Business Development
8 5 (5.62%) Test Strategy
8 5 (5.62%) Build Automation
8 5 (5.62%) Automation Testing
8 5 (5.62%) OOD
8 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) C#
2 23 (25.84%) SQL
3 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.73%) Java
5 9 (10.11%) C++
6 7 (7.87%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.62%) Ruby
8 4 (4.49%) Python
8 4 (4.49%) C
8 4 (4.49%) Perl
9 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.12%) Erlang
10 1 (1.12%) ABAP
10 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.87%) ISEB
4 4 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.37%) HND
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.12%) PMP
7 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 6 (6.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.25%) TickIT
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) XenServer
1 3 (3.37%) Xen
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.98%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) SAP
4 4 (4.49%) Perforce
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.37%) Citrix
6 2 (2.25%) Avaya
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
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