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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 44 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.32% 3.42% 1.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.42% 40.00% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 35 42 21
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £20,850 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
132 110 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.19% 8.55% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 102 95 53
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +19 52 £37,500 +25.00% 13
Mid Wales - 1 £34,000 - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (28.57%) C#
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.47%) Java
3 20 (20.41%) Retail
4 19 (19.39%) Change Management
5 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
5 18 (18.37%) Banking
6 17 (17.35%) .NET
6 17 (17.35%) Windows
7 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.31%) SQL
9 14 (14.29%) Objective-C
9 14 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 13 (13.27%) Test Scripting
10 13 (13.27%) SLA
11 12 (12.24%) ISEB
11 12 (12.24%) HTTP
11 12 (12.24%) C++
11 12 (12.24%) REST
11 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
12 11 (11.22%) Linux
13 10 (10.20%) HTML
13 10 (10.20%) MVC
13 10 (10.20%) Android
14 9 (9.18%) BDD
14 9 (9.18%) Scrum
14 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
14 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.16%) UNIX
15 8 (8.16%) Advertising

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 3 (3.06%) IIS
2 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) Lync
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP CRM
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) PaaS
2 2 (2.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.24%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) RFID
3 2 (2.04%) Network Security
3 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.02%) SSL
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) PBX
4 1 (1.02%) VoIP
4 1 (1.02%) WLAN
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) Big Data
3 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.12%) MySQL
3 6 (6.12%) Data Mining
4 5 (5.10%) Informix
5 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.02%) OLAP
8 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.02%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.06%) JUnit
3 3 (3.06%) Selenium
3 3 (3.06%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.04%) NUnit
4 2 (2.04%) CruiseControl
4 2 (2.04%) NCover
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Mocha
5 1 (1.02%) GCC
5 1 (1.02%) GDB
5 1 (1.02%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.02%) Automake
5 1 (1.02%) Subversion
5 1 (1.02%) Xcode
5 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (20.41%) Retail
2 18 (18.37%) Banking
3 8 (8.16%) Advertising
4 7 (7.14%) Finance
5 6 (6.12%) Automotive
5 6 (6.12%) Marketing
6 3 (3.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Developer
2 20 (20.41%) Analyst
3 9 (9.18%) Test Analyst
3 9 (9.18%) Applications Support
3 9 (9.18%) QA Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Software Engineer
5 7 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
6 6 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Software Manager
6 6 (6.12%) Mobile Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Android Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Quality Manager
7 5 (5.10%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.08%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.35%) .NET
2 12 (12.24%) REST
3 10 (10.20%) HTML
4 7 (7.14%) Web Services
4 7 (7.14%) iOS SDK
5 6 (6.12%) CSS
6 5 (5.10%) Android SDK
7 4 (4.08%) SOAP
7 4 (4.08%) WCF
8 3 (3.06%) Silverlight
8 3 (3.06%) Ajax
8 3 (3.06%) XML
9 2 (2.04%) HTML5
10 1 (1.02%) Cocoa Touch
10 1 (1.02%) Pthreads
10 1 (1.02%) WPF
10 1 (1.02%) DOM
10 1 (1.02%) POSIX
10 1 (1.02%) Cocoa
10 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.12%) Statistics
3 5 (5.10%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.06%) Web 2.0
5 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.02%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Windows
2 14 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.22%) Linux
4 10 (10.20%) Android
5 8 (8.16%) UNIX
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (3.06%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.02%) SUSE
9 1 (1.02%) CentOS
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.39%) Change Management
3 16 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (13.27%) Test Scripting
5 12 (12.24%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.20%) MVC
7 9 (9.18%) Scrum
7 9 (9.18%) BDD
8 8 (8.16%) Automated Testing
8 8 (8.16%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.14%) OO
9 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 7 (7.14%) Android Development
10 6 (6.12%) Mobile Marketing
10 6 (6.12%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.12%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.12%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) C#
2 23 (23.47%) Java
3 15 (15.31%) SQL
4 14 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 12 (12.24%) C++
6 9 (9.18%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.14%) Perl
7 7 (7.14%) Python
8 6 (6.12%) C
8 6 (6.12%) Ruby
9 5 (5.10%) XAML
10 4 (4.08%) PHP
11 3 (3.06%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.06%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.04%) Erlang
12 2 (2.04%) Groovy
12 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.02%) Korn
13 1 (1.02%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) ISEB
2 7 (7.14%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.02%) CCNA
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) SAP
3 3 (3.06%) Cognos
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco
4 2 (2.04%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.04%) Perforce
4 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.02%) McAfee
5 1 (1.02%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.02%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.02%) Avaya
5 1 (1.02%) CA
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