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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 47 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.77% 3.37% 3.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.38% 37.01% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 55 33 48
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £40,800 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
151 127 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.25% 9.12% 11.57%
Number of salaries quoted 126 99 124
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,300 £48,100 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +22 54 £42,250 +20.71% 8
West Wales -16 8 £32,500 -
North Wales -1 2 £36,500 +22.68%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.08%) SQL
3 36 (27.69%) C#
4 33 (25.38%) .NET
4 33 (25.38%) Finance
5 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 25 (19.23%) Project Management
7 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
8 21 (16.15%) Scrum
8 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
9 18 (13.85%) Java
9 18 (13.85%) Big Data
10 17 (13.08%) Selenium
11 16 (12.31%) TDD
11 16 (12.31%) Linux
11 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (12.31%) SDLC
12 15 (11.54%) Test Planning
12 15 (11.54%) Marketing
12 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
13 14 (10.77%) Manual Testing
14 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.00%) ISEB
14 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
14 13 (10.00%) BDD
14 13 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (9.23%) HTML
15 12 (9.23%) CSS
15 12 (9.23%) Unix
15 12 (9.23%) Apache

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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 12 (9.23%) Apache
2 7 (5.38%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) CMS
3 4 (3.08%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.08%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.31%) JBoss
5 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
4 1 (0.77%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) PaaS
2 3 (2.31%) SaaS
3 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) DNS
1 4 (3.08%) iSCSI
1 4 (3.08%) Kerberos
1 4 (3.08%) NAS
1 4 (3.08%) Network Security
1 4 (3.08%) OpenLDAP
1 4 (3.08%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.85%) Big Data
3 11 (8.46%) Data Mining
4 9 (6.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.08%) MySQL
8 3 (2.31%) OLAP
8 3 (2.31%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.54%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.54%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.08%) Selenium
2 7 (5.38%) Maven
3 6 (4.62%) WebDriver
4 5 (3.85%) Ant
4 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.08%) JUnit
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.54%) FishEye
6 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.54%) Gradle
6 2 (1.54%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.54%) JIRA
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.77%) Mocha
7 1 (0.77%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (25.38%) Finance
2 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
3 15 (11.54%) Marketing
4 11 (8.46%) Advertising
5 9 (6.92%) Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.31%) Retail
7 2 (1.54%) Electronics
7 2 (1.54%) Games
7 2 (1.54%) Law
7 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.77%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (32.31%) Analyst
2 29 (22.31%) Developer
3 24 (18.46%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.77%) .NET Developer
5 13 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Project Manager
6 12 (9.23%) QA Analyst
7 11 (8.46%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Development Manager
9 9 (6.92%) Test Leader
10 8 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Software Developer
11 7 (5.38%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Tester
13 5 (3.85%) Applications Developer
13 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
13 5 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.38%) .NET
2 12 (9.23%) CSS
2 12 (9.23%) HTML
3 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.69%) SOAP
3 10 (7.69%) Web Services
4 8 (6.15%) XML
5 7 (5.38%) Ajax
5 7 (5.38%) REST
6 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (3.85%) Java EE
7 5 (3.85%) jQuery
7 5 (3.85%) JSON
8 4 (3.08%) J2EE
8 4 (3.08%) Node.js
8 4 (3.08%) RESTful
8 4 (3.08%) Spring
9 3 (2.31%) COM
9 3 (2.31%) MDX
10 2 (1.54%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.85%) Fintech
2 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.31%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.77%) NHS
5 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.31%) Linux
2 12 (9.23%) Unix
3 11 (8.46%) Windows
4 7 (5.38%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.38%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.08%) CentOS
6 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (54.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.23%) Project Management
3 21 (16.15%) Scrum
4 16 (12.31%) SDLC
4 16 (12.31%) TDD
5 15 (11.54%) Test Planning
5 15 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 14 (10.77%) Manual Testing
7 13 (10.00%) BDD
7 13 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.23%) MVC
8 12 (9.23%) Software Testing
9 11 (8.46%) Mobile Marketing
10 10 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (6.92%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.92%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (33.08%) SQL
2 36 (27.69%) C#
3 18 (13.85%) Java
4 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.62%) Python
5 6 (4.62%) Scala
5 6 (4.62%) VB
6 5 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.54%) C++
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
9 2 (1.54%) Perl
9 2 (1.54%) Ruby
9 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.77%) C
10 1 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) ISEB
2 9 (6.92%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.62%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) MBA
4 2 (1.54%) PMP
4 2 (1.54%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.77%) CIPD
5 1 (0.77%) HNC
5 1 (0.77%) HND
5 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) NFS
1 4 (3.08%) Squid
2 2 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.69%) Oracle
3 9 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.08%) Alterian
4 4 (3.08%) EMC
4 4 (3.08%) IBM
4 4 (3.08%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.54%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.77%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) VMware
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