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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 65 47 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.84% 3.37% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.94% 25.97% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 57 31 33
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
155 181 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.55% 12.99% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 136 139 111
Average salary £35,000 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £25,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,850 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
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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 +18 54 £37,500 -6.25% 10
North Wales +13 6 £40,250 +34.16%
West Wales - 2 £39,000 - 2
Mid Wales - 1 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 84 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.59%) SQL
3 33 (25.19%) Marketing
4 32 (24.43%) Scrum
4 32 (24.43%) SQL Server
4 32 (24.43%) Linux
5 31 (23.66%) .NET
5 31 (23.66%) C#
6 30 (22.90%) E-Commerce
7 29 (22.14%) Test Scripting
8 28 (21.37%) Telecoms
9 25 (19.08%) Big Data
9 25 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (18.32%) Finance
10 24 (18.32%) Unix
11 22 (16.79%) Advertising
12 21 (16.03%) Web Services
13 20 (15.27%) Java
13 20 (15.27%) Data Mining
13 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.27%) Mobile Marketing
13 20 (15.27%) PaaS
14 18 (13.74%) Apache
15 17 (12.98%) Automated Testing
16 16 (12.21%) Degree
16 16 (12.21%) HTML
16 16 (12.21%) CSS
16 16 (12.21%) ISEB
16 16 (12.21%) Test Planning
17 15 (11.45%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 18 (13.74%) Apache
2 5 (3.82%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.29%) CMS
3 3 (2.29%) IIS
3 3 (2.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (2.29%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.63%) MS Office
3 4 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.53%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.27%) PaaS
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) GitHub
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) DNS
1 8 (6.11%) iSCSI
1 8 (6.11%) Kerberos
1 8 (6.11%) NAS
1 8 (6.11%) Network Security
1 8 (6.11%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (6.11%) SAN
2 3 (2.29%) LAN
3 2 (1.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 25 (19.08%) Big Data
3 20 (15.27%) Data Mining
4 14 (10.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (3.05%) MySQL
5 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.76%) OLAP
8 1 (0.76%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Selenium
2 11 (8.40%) Maven
3 9 (6.87%) Ant
4 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.58%) JUnit
6 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.05%) Gradle
6 4 (3.05%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.29%) JIRA
7 3 (2.29%) JMeter
7 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.29%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.53%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.53%) NUnit
8 2 (1.53%) TestNG
9 1 (0.76%) FishEye
9 1 (0.76%) Mocha
9 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (25.19%) Marketing
2 28 (21.37%) Telecoms
3 24 (18.32%) Finance
4 22 (16.79%) Advertising
5 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Legal
5 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.53%) Electronics
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (36.64%) Analyst
2 32 (24.43%) Test Analyst
3 30 (22.90%) Developer
4 19 (14.50%) .NET Developer
5 18 (13.74%) Software Developer
6 15 (11.45%) .NET Software Developer
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (8.40%) C# Developer
8 11 (8.40%) C# Software Developer
9 10 (7.63%) Development Manager
10 9 (6.87%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Administrator
11 8 (6.11%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (6.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (6.11%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (5.34%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.34%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.66%) .NET
2 21 (16.03%) Web Services
3 16 (12.21%) CSS
3 16 (12.21%) HTML
4 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.16%) SOAP
4 12 (9.16%) XML
5 9 (6.87%) REST
6 8 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 6 (4.58%) Ajax
7 6 (4.58%) JSON
7 6 (4.58%) RESTful
7 6 (4.58%) Spring
8 5 (3.82%) J2EE
8 5 (3.82%) Java EE
8 5 (3.82%) jQuery
9 4 (3.05%) Ext JS
9 4 (3.05%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.05%) Spring Security
9 4 (3.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.40%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.29%) CESG
5 2 (1.53%) Fintech
5 2 (1.53%) Wiki
6 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.76%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.43%) Linux
2 24 (18.32%) Unix
3 9 (6.87%) Windows
4 8 (6.11%) CentOS
4 8 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.29%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (64.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.43%) Scrum
3 30 (22.90%) E-Commerce
4 29 (22.14%) Test Scripting
5 20 (15.27%) Mobile Marketing
6 17 (12.98%) Automated Testing
7 16 (12.21%) Test Planning
8 15 (11.45%) MVC
8 15 (11.45%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (9.16%) SDLC
10 12 (9.16%) Software Testing
10 12 (9.16%) TDD
10 12 (9.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.40%) Manual Testing
11 11 (8.40%) Time Management
12 10 (7.63%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.63%) Online Marketing
13 9 (6.87%) High Availability
13 9 (6.87%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) SQL
2 31 (23.66%) C#
3 20 (15.27%) Java
4 15 (11.45%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.16%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.11%) Python
6 8 (6.11%) VB
7 4 (3.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.05%) Perl
7 4 (3.05%) Scala
8 3 (2.29%) C
8 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.53%) C++
9 2 (1.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.76%) Groovy
10 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (12.21%) Degree
1 16 (12.21%) ISEB
2 14 (10.69%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.05%) HNC
4 3 (2.29%) CCNA
4 3 (2.29%) CCNP
4 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.76%) CIPD
5 1 (0.76%) HND
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) MBA
5 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) NFS
1 8 (6.11%) Squid
2 4 (3.05%) Docker
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Puppet
2 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.76%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.69%) Oracle
3 13 (9.92%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.87%) IBM
5 8 (6.11%) EMC
6 4 (3.05%) HP
7 3 (2.29%) Alterian
7 3 (2.29%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.29%) Cisco
7 3 (2.29%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.29%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.29%) SAP
7 3 (2.29%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.76%) BMC
8 1 (0.76%) Remedy
8 1 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.76%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.76%) VMware
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