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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 46 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 43 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.11% 3.74% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.75% 30.71% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 43 35 27
Average salary £41,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.74% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,000 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
151 140 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.89% 12.17% 9.35%
Number of salaries quoted 118 111 73
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £46,800 £50,000
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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +7 54 £41,500 +31.74% 2
North Wales -6 2 £40,000 - 3
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 38 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.17%) REST
3 34 (29.31%) Windows
4 32 (27.59%) Objective-C
4 32 (27.59%) Apple iOS
5 30 (25.86%) HTTP
6 28 (24.14%) C#
6 28 (24.14%) Java
7 23 (19.83%) Linux
8 22 (18.97%) C++
9 21 (18.10%) Perl
9 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
10 20 (17.24%) Finance
10 20 (17.24%) Mobile Development
11 19 (16.38%) OO
11 19 (16.38%) Software Testing
11 19 (16.38%) Android
12 18 (15.52%) Automotive
12 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
13 17 (14.66%) .NET
13 17 (14.66%) Banking
14 16 (13.79%) SQL
14 16 (13.79%) Change Management
14 16 (13.79%) Windows Mobile
15 15 (12.93%) Retail
15 15 (12.93%) Android Development
16 14 (12.07%) Client/Server
16 14 (12.07%) Automated Testing
16 14 (12.07%) Manual Testing
16 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (0.86%) IIS
1 1 (0.86%) JBoss
1 1 (0.86%) Apache
1 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.86%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) PaaS
2 2 (1.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.86%) HTTP
2 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.76%) RFID
3 8 (6.90%) Multicast
3 8 (6.90%) SNMP
3 8 (6.90%) IGMP
3 8 (6.90%) RTSP
4 6 (5.17%) Network Security
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.86%) Internet
5 1 (0.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.17%) Big Data
4 5 (4.31%) MySQL
4 5 (4.31%) Informix
4 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.72%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.86%) OLAP
7 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Selenium
1 13 (11.21%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.31%) Xcode
4 4 (3.45%) JIRA
5 3 (2.59%) JMeter
5 3 (2.59%) JUnit
5 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Behat
6 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.72%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.86%) JBehave
7 1 (0.86%) Mocha
7 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.86%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 18 (15.52%) Automotive
3 17 (14.66%) Banking
4 15 (12.93%) Retail
5 9 (7.76%) Electronics
6 6 (5.17%) Advertising
7 5 (4.31%) Marketing
8 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (30.17%) Developer
2 22 (18.97%) Analyst
3 14 (12.07%) Mobile Developer
3 14 (12.07%) Android Developer
4 13 (11.21%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 13 (11.21%) Software Manager
4 13 (11.21%) Tester
5 11 (9.48%) QA Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Development Manager
7 9 (7.76%) Software Development Manager
7 9 (7.76%) QA Tester
8 8 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
8 8 (6.90%) Test Analyst
9 7 (6.03%) Senior Android Developer
10 6 (5.17%) iOS Developer
10 6 (5.17%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.31%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.17%) REST
2 17 (14.66%) .NET
3 13 (11.21%) HTML
3 13 (11.21%) Android SDK
4 12 (10.34%) iOS SDK
5 10 (8.62%) Ajax
5 10 (8.62%) Web Services
5 10 (8.62%) CSS
6 7 (6.03%) XML
7 6 (5.17%) SOAP
8 5 (4.31%) Cocoa
8 5 (4.31%) JSON
8 5 (4.31%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (2.59%) HTML5
10 2 (1.72%) RESTful
10 2 (1.72%) Velocity
11 1 (0.86%) jQuery
11 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
11 1 (0.86%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Client/Server
2 12 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 10 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.76%) Web 2.0
4 9 (7.76%) DTV
5 5 (4.31%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.31%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) User Experience
7 2 (1.72%) Statistics
7 2 (1.72%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.31%) Windows
2 32 (27.59%) Apple iOS
3 23 (19.83%) Linux
4 19 (16.38%) Android
5 16 (13.79%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (7.76%) Mac OS
7 5 (4.31%) UNIX
8 1 (0.86%) SUSE
8 1 (0.86%) CentOS
8 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.10%) Test Automation
3 20 (17.24%) Mobile Development
4 19 (16.38%) Software Testing
4 19 (16.38%) OO
5 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
6 16 (13.79%) Change Management
7 15 (12.93%) Android Development
8 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing
8 14 (12.07%) Automated Testing
8 14 (12.07%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.21%) iOS Development
10 12 (10.34%) MVVM
10 12 (10.34%) Scrum
11 11 (9.48%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.62%) People Management
13 9 (7.76%) Build Automation
13 9 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) Objective-C
2 28 (24.14%) C#
2 28 (24.14%) Java
3 22 (18.97%) C++
4 21 (18.10%) Perl
5 16 (13.79%) SQL
6 13 (11.21%) Python
7 12 (10.34%) XAML
8 11 (9.48%) Ruby
8 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.62%) PHP
10 9 (7.76%) Korn
10 9 (7.76%) Embedded C
10 9 (7.76%) Embedded C++
10 9 (7.76%) C
11 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.72%) Groovy
12 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.86%) Erlang
13 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) ISEB
2 11 (9.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.72%) HND
4 2 (1.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) Cognos
4 3 (2.59%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.72%) HP
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.86%) McAfee
6 1 (0.86%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.86%) Telerik
6 1 (0.86%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.86%) SAP
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco
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