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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 55 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 53 42 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.81% 3.27% 4.04%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.26% 30.43% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 47
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +8.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £28,050
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,800 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
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
135 138 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.71% 10.74% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 111 100 118
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £44,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -9 36 £35,000 +9.37% 6
North Wales - 8 £27,000 - 1
West Wales +8 4 £20,000 -23.07%
Mid Wales - 1 £29,500 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 65 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.00%) Scrum
2 33 (33.00%) Software Testing
2 33 (33.00%) Degree
3 32 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (25.00%) SQL
5 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 23 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (23.00%) Java
6 23 (23.00%) ISEB
7 22 (22.00%) .NET
8 21 (21.00%) Selenium
8 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
9 19 (19.00%) Automated Testing
9 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
10 17 (17.00%) C#
10 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
11 16 (16.00%) Linux
11 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
12 14 (14.00%) RESTful
12 14 (14.00%) SDLC
13 13 (13.00%) PHP
14 12 (12.00%) Perl
14 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (12.00%) JIRA
15 11 (11.00%) Performance Testing
15 11 (11.00%) HTML
15 11 (11.00%) Test Planning
16 10 (10.00%) Oracle
16 10 (10.00%) T-SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 9 (9.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.00%) Apache
3 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.00%) Jetty
3 5 (5.00%) nginx
3 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) PaaS
2 6 (6.00%) SaaS
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (5.00%) Route 53
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon S3
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) HTTP
2 7 (7.00%) SNMP
2 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.00%) IGMP
2 7 (7.00%) RTSP
2 7 (7.00%) Multicast
2 7 (7.00%) Unicast
3 6 (6.00%) Firewall
4 5 (5.00%) DHCP
4 5 (5.00%) DNS
4 5 (5.00%) Network Security
5 3 (3.00%) RFID
6 1 (1.00%) LAN
6 1 (1.00%) WAN
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) Big Data
3 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.00%) Informix
5 1 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (21.00%) Selenium
1 21 (21.00%) Cucumber
2 12 (12.00%) JIRA
3 10 (10.00%) Behat
4 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (9.00%) Maven
5 8 (8.00%) JUnit
6 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.00%) JMeter
7 5 (5.00%) Hudson
8 4 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.00%) Ranorex
10 2 (2.00%) eggPlant
10 2 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (2.00%) Capybara
10 2 (2.00%) xUnit.net
10 2 (2.00%) Gradle
General
1 10 (10.00%) Marketing
2 9 (9.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
3 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Advertising
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (33.00%) Analyst
2 22 (22.00%) QA Analyst
3 16 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 15 (15.00%) Tester
5 13 (13.00%) Team Leader
6 12 (12.00%) Developer
7 11 (11.00%) Quality Analyst
8 10 (10.00%) QA Tester
9 8 (8.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (8.00%) Senior QA Analyst
9 8 (8.00%) Automated Tester
10 7 (7.00%) QA Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Test Team Leader
11 6 (6.00%) Senior Tester
11 6 (6.00%) .NET Developer
11 6 (6.00%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (5.00%) Applications Manager
12 5 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.00%) .NET
2 14 (14.00%) RESTful
3 11 (11.00%) HTML
4 7 (7.00%) CSS
4 7 (7.00%) Web Services
5 6 (6.00%) XML
6 5 (5.00%) Servlets
6 5 (5.00%) SOAP
7 4 (4.00%) Ajax
8 3 (3.00%) Java EE
8 3 (3.00%) Velocity
8 3 (3.00%) REST
8 3 (3.00%) HTML5
9 2 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.00%) Spring Security
9 2 (2.00%) Ext JS
9 2 (2.00%) Gherkin
9 2 (2.00%) Apache Flex
9 2 (2.00%) J2EE
9 2 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (8.00%) DTV
4 7 (7.00%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 5 (5.00%) Digital Media
7 3 (3.00%) Web 2.0
7 3 (3.00%) User Experience
8 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.00%) Statistics
8 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 5 (5.00%) UNIX
3 5 (5.00%) CentOS
4 3 (3.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.00%) Android
5 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (33.00%) Scrum
2 33 (33.00%) Software Testing
3 24 (24.00%) Test Automation
4 23 (23.00%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (19.00%) Automated Testing
6 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
7 14 (14.00%) SDLC
8 11 (11.00%) Test Planning
8 11 (11.00%) Performance Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.00%) Web Design
9 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (9.00%) Time Management
10 9 (9.00%) MVC
10 9 (9.00%) TDD
11 7 (7.00%) Test Management
11 7 (7.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) SQL
2 23 (23.00%) Java
3 17 (17.00%) C#
4 13 (13.00%) PHP
5 12 (12.00%) Perl
6 10 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 9 (9.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (8.00%) Ruby
9 7 (7.00%) Korn
10 5 (5.00%) Python
11 4 (4.00%) VB.NET
11 4 (4.00%) C++
12 3 (3.00%) C
12 3 (3.00%) Embedded C
12 3 (3.00%) Embedded C++
12 3 (3.00%) Objective-C
13 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.00%) COBOL
14 1 (1.00%) VBScript
14 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) Degree
2 23 (23.00%) ISEB
3 10 (10.00%) HND
4 8 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Firmware
2 2 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
2 5 (5.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Oracle
3 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.00%) SAP
4 5 (5.00%) RightScale
5 2 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (1.00%) Juniper
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco
6 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.00%) Websense
6 1 (1.00%) Telerik
6 1 (1.00%) Blue Coat
Newport, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 50000
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peacocks Stores Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago
Wrexham, Clwyd
Matt Burton Associates
Posted: 10 days ago