The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
Rank 66 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 62 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.90% 5.00% 4.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 46.97% 46.97%
Number of salaries quoted 30 42 43
Median salary £46,766 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.71% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
96 132 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 8.70% 10.65% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 79 99 100
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £15,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £46,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Wales

QA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -12 29 £49,266 +31.37% 1
West Wales - 3 £29,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 65 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 29 (27.10%) Waterfall
3 25 (23.36%) Selenium
4 24 (22.43%) SDLC
5 22 (20.56%) Java
6 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (16.82%) SQL
7 18 (16.82%) TDD
8 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
8 17 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.95%) Scrum
10 15 (14.02%) Scala
10 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
11 14 (13.08%) Big Data
12 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
12 13 (12.15%) HTML
12 13 (12.15%) CSS
13 12 (11.21%) .NET
13 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
13 12 (11.21%) Python
13 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (11.21%) Project Management
13 12 (11.21%) Git (software)
13 12 (11.21%) BDD
13 12 (11.21%) Process Improvement
13 12 (11.21%) Fintech
14 11 (10.28%) People Management
14 11 (10.28%) Software Delivery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.54%) Apache
1 7 (6.54%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.61%) PaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) DNS
1 6 (5.61%) iSCSI
1 6 (5.61%) Kerberos
1 6 (5.61%) NAS
1 6 (5.61%) Network Security
1 6 (5.61%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (5.61%) SAN
2 3 (2.80%) Skype
2 3 (2.80%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.80%) WebEx
3 2 (1.87%) Broadband
3 2 (1.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.08%) Big Data
2 12 (11.21%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.41%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 8 (7.48%) MySQL
5 7 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.61%) Data Mining
6 6 (5.61%) HBase
6 6 (5.61%) Sqoop
7 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.93%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.93%) Power BI
9 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (23.36%) Selenium
2 12 (11.21%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.35%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.48%) JUnit
5 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.74%) Maven
6 4 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.80%) Ant
7 3 (2.80%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.80%) Gradle
8 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.87%) Subversion
8 2 (1.87%) TestNG
9 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.93%) JIRA
9 1 (0.93%) NUnit
9 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Marketing
2 10 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.41%) Games
4 6 (5.61%) Advertising
5 4 (3.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.93%) Automotive
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (22.43%) Developer
2 19 (17.76%) Analyst
3 16 (14.95%) Tester
4 12 (11.21%) Software Tester
5 11 (10.28%) Test Analyst
6 10 (9.35%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.35%) QA Tester
7 8 (7.48%) PHP Developer
7 8 (7.48%) QA Leader
7 8 (7.48%) Software Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Java Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.54%) Senior Java Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Senior Software Engineer
8 7 (6.54%) Software QA Tester
9 6 (5.61%) Administrator
9 6 (5.61%) Development Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.15%) CSS
1 13 (12.15%) HTML
2 12 (11.21%) .NET
3 11 (10.28%) Ajax
3 11 (10.28%) jQuery
4 10 (9.35%) Node.js
4 10 (9.35%) SOAP
5 9 (8.41%) HTML5
5 9 (8.41%) REST
5 9 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (7.48%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (7.48%) CSS3
7 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.67%) Web Services
9 4 (3.74%) Spring
10 3 (2.80%) COM
10 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.80%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (2.80%) XML
11 2 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.21%) Fintech
3 8 (7.48%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.48%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.61%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.87%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.87%) Statistics
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) CentOS
3 6 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Android
4 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) Waterfall
3 24 (22.43%) SDLC
4 18 (16.82%) TDD
5 17 (15.89%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
6 16 (14.95%) Scrum
7 15 (14.02%) Mentoring
8 12 (11.21%) BDD
8 12 (11.21%) Process Improvement
8 12 (11.21%) Project Management
8 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (10.28%) People Management
9 11 (10.28%) Software Delivery
9 11 (10.28%) User Stories
10 10 (9.35%) OO
10 10 (9.35%) Software Engineering
10 10 (9.35%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) Java
2 18 (16.82%) SQL
3 15 (14.02%) Scala
4 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.21%) Python
6 9 (8.41%) C#
7 8 (7.48%) PHP
8 6 (5.61%) Go
8 6 (5.61%) Ruby
9 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.87%) R
11 1 (0.93%) Groovy
11 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Degree
2 9 (8.41%) PMP
3 6 (5.61%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.67%) ISEB
5 2 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) MBA
5 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.87%) RHCE
6 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (5.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) HDFS
1 6 (5.61%) NFS
1 6 (5.61%) Squid
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.48%) Red Hat
3 6 (5.61%) Cloudera
3 6 (5.61%) EMC
3 6 (5.61%) Hortonworks
3 6 (5.61%) IBM
4 5 (4.67%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.80%) Cisco
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle
7 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
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