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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 58 54 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 51 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.37% 3.92% 0.99%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.56% 39.53% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 41 47 9
Average salary £32,000 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.47% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £38,500 £39,136
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -
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
144 129 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.04% 9.91% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 107 119 32
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £49,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 +3 42 £32,000 +6.66% 6
West Wales +1 2 £26,000 -8.77% 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 30 (34.09%) C#
2 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
3 23 (26.14%) .NET
4 21 (23.86%) SQL
4 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
5 20 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (19.32%) Java
9 15 (17.05%) Oracle
9 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
10 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
10 14 (15.91%) HTML
11 13 (14.77%) CSS
11 13 (14.77%) Test Scripting
12 12 (13.64%) Degree
12 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
13 11 (12.50%) Windows
13 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
14 10 (11.36%) C++
14 10 (11.36%) SLA
15 9 (10.23%) ISEB
15 9 (10.23%) Linux
15 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
15 9 (10.23%) WPF
15 9 (10.23%) Android
16 8 (9.09%) WCF
16 8 (9.09%) Silverlight
16 8 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (4.55%) IIS
1 4 (4.55%) Apache
2 3 (3.41%) nginx
3 2 (2.27%) Lync
4 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) LAN
2 2 (2.27%) PBX
2 2 (2.27%) VoIP
2 2 (2.27%) WLAN
2 2 (2.27%) WAN
2 2 (2.27%) RFID
2 2 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.14%) SSL
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.55%) MySQL
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.27%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.27%) NUnit
2 2 (2.27%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Selenium
2 2 (2.27%) NCover
3 1 (1.14%) GCC
3 1 (1.14%) GDB
3 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.14%) Automake
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.27%) Electronics
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (40.91%) Analyst
2 17 (19.32%) Test Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 11 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.82%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.68%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Quality Manager
8 4 (4.55%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.14%) .NET
2 14 (15.91%) HTML
3 13 (14.77%) CSS
4 9 (10.23%) WPF
5 8 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 8 (9.09%) WCF
6 5 (5.68%) HTML5
6 5 (5.68%) CSS3
7 4 (4.55%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.14%) Pthreads
8 1 (1.14%) SOAP
8 1 (1.14%) XML
8 1 (1.14%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.68%) Mathematics
2 5 (5.68%) Physics
3 3 (3.41%) Statistics
4 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.27%) Firmware
5 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Android
3 7 (7.95%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.41%) Debian
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.86%) Software Testing
2 20 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (14.77%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (9.09%) Scrum
7 7 (7.95%) MVC
7 7 (7.95%) OO
8 6 (6.82%) Release Management
8 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.68%) Integration Testing
9 5 (5.68%) Business Development
9 5 (5.68%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (5.68%) OOD
9 5 (5.68%) Validation
10 4 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.09%) C#
2 21 (23.86%) SQL
3 17 (19.32%) Java
4 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
5 10 (11.36%) C++
6 7 (7.95%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.68%) Ruby
7 5 (5.68%) C
7 5 (5.68%) Perl
8 3 (3.41%) Python
9 2 (2.27%) Erlang
9 2 (2.27%) PHP
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.14%) ABAP
10 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Degree
2 9 (10.23%) ISEB
2 9 (10.23%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.41%) HND
4 2 (2.27%) CCNA
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) PMP
5 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.36%) SLA
2 6 (6.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.27%) TickIT
3 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.41%) Xen
1 3 (3.41%) XenServer
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) SAP
3 4 (4.55%) Perforce
4 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) Avaya
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £40950 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £36 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago