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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 35 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 5.31% 3.36% 1.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.33% 30.43% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 51 32 19
Average salary £41,500 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.21% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
135 115 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.96% 11.04% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 102 94 55
Average salary £38,400 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £24,200 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 +22 64 £41,500 +48.21% 6
West Wales 0 1 - -
North Wales -4 1 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Mid Wales - 1 £34,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (26.50%) C#
1 31 (26.50%) Java
2 30 (25.64%) Objective-C
2 30 (25.64%) Apple iOS
3 29 (24.79%) REST
3 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (23.93%) Windows
5 25 (21.37%) HTTP
6 20 (17.09%) Banking
6 20 (17.09%) Retail
6 20 (17.09%) Software Engineering
7 19 (16.24%) C++
8 18 (15.38%) Change Management
9 17 (14.53%) Android
10 15 (12.82%) Automotive
10 15 (12.82%) Linux
10 15 (12.82%) OO
11 14 (11.97%) SQL
11 14 (11.97%) .NET
11 14 (11.97%) Finance
11 14 (11.97%) Android Development
11 14 (11.97%) Windows Mobile
12 13 (11.11%) iOS Development
12 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 12 (10.26%) Perl
13 12 (10.26%) Android SDK
13 12 (10.26%) iOS SDK
13 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.40%) MVVM
14 11 (9.40%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.71%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Office
2 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) PaaS
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.37%) HTTP
2 6 (5.13%) Network Security
3 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.27%) RFID
4 3 (2.56%) RTSP
4 3 (2.56%) IGMP
4 3 (2.56%) Multicast
4 3 (2.56%) SNMP
5 2 (1.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.85%) SSL
6 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.13%) MySQL
3 6 (5.13%) Big Data
4 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.27%) Informix
4 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.71%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.85%) OLAP
6 1 (0.85%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.27%) Xcode
3 4 (3.42%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.56%) Selenium
4 3 (2.56%) FitNesse
4 3 (2.56%) JUnit
5 2 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.71%) JIRA
6 1 (0.85%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.85%) Subversion
6 1 (0.85%) GCC
6 1 (0.85%) GDB
6 1 (0.85%) Mocha
6 1 (0.85%) JBehave
6 1 (0.85%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.85%) Automake
6 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (17.09%) Banking
1 20 (17.09%) Retail
2 15 (12.82%) Automotive
3 14 (11.97%) Finance
4 8 (6.84%) Advertising
5 6 (5.13%) Marketing
6 5 (4.27%) Electronics
7 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (29.91%) Developer
2 14 (11.97%) Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) Android Developer
4 12 (10.26%) Mobile Developer
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Software Manager
6 9 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 9 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.84%) Tester
7 8 (6.84%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) Senior Android Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) iOS Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Quality Manager
10 5 (4.27%) QA Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Development Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.79%) REST
2 14 (11.97%) .NET
3 12 (10.26%) Android SDK
3 12 (10.26%) iOS SDK
4 11 (9.40%) HTML
5 7 (5.98%) CSS
5 7 (5.98%) Web Services
6 5 (4.27%) JSON
6 5 (4.27%) Ajax
6 5 (4.27%) Cocoa Touch
6 5 (4.27%) Cocoa
7 4 (3.42%) SOAP
8 3 (2.56%) WCF
8 3 (2.56%) XML
9 2 (1.71%) HTML5
9 2 (1.71%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.85%) Velocity
10 1 (0.85%) WPF
10 1 (0.85%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.84%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 5 (4.27%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.27%) Web 2.0
4 5 (4.27%) Statistics
4 5 (4.27%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.56%) DTV
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.64%) Apple iOS
2 28 (23.93%) Windows
3 17 (14.53%) Android
4 15 (12.82%) Linux
5 14 (11.97%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (6.84%) UNIX
7 5 (4.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.85%) CentOS
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.09%) Software Engineering
3 18 (15.38%) Change Management
4 15 (12.82%) OO
5 14 (11.97%) Android Development
6 13 (11.11%) iOS Development
7 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.40%) MVVM
9 10 (8.55%) Test Scripting
10 9 (7.69%) BDD
10 9 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 8 (6.84%) Scrum
11 8 (6.84%) MVC
11 8 (6.84%) Manual Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Software Testing
11 8 (6.84%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.98%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.98%) Project Management
13 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
13 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) C#
1 31 (26.50%) Java
2 30 (25.64%) Objective-C
3 19 (16.24%) C++
4 14 (11.97%) SQL
5 12 (10.26%) Perl
6 11 (9.40%) XAML
7 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.69%) Python
9 8 (6.84%) PHP
10 7 (5.98%) Ruby
11 6 (5.13%) C
12 5 (4.27%) Embedded C
12 5 (4.27%) Embedded C++
13 4 (3.42%) Korn
14 2 (1.71%) Groovy
14 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.85%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (6.84%) ISEB
2 5 (4.27%) Degree
3 3 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.42%) Cognos
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.56%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.56%) SAP
4 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.71%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.85%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.85%) McAfee
5 1 (0.85%) CA
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco
5 1 (0.85%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
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