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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 43 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.07% 3.24% 4.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.82% 28.29% 47.24%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 56
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £23,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,550 £44,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
131 152 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.35% 11.45% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 100 122 115
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 31 £37,500 +25.00% 2
North Wales - 7 £32,500 - 2
West Wales - 5 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) Software Testing
3 28 (27.72%) Test Automation
4 23 (22.77%) Degree
5 22 (21.78%) Windows
6 21 (20.79%) Linux
7 20 (19.80%) Scrum
7 20 (19.80%) C#
7 20 (19.80%) REST
7 20 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (18.81%) Apple iOS
8 19 (18.81%) Java
8 19 (18.81%) SQL
8 19 (18.81%) HTTP
8 19 (18.81%) Objective-C
9 18 (17.82%) Perl
10 17 (16.83%) Selenium
10 17 (16.83%) SDLC
11 16 (15.84%) Automated Testing
11 16 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (15.84%) Cucumber
11 16 (15.84%) .NET
11 16 (15.84%) Finance
12 15 (14.85%) PHP
12 15 (14.85%) ISEB
13 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.86%) Client/Server
14 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
14 13 (12.87%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.88%) Windows Mobile

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (2.97%) Apache
2 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.98%) Jetty
2 2 (1.98%) nginx
2 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Office
2 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) MS Project
4 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) PaaS
3 3 (2.97%) GitHub
3 3 (2.97%) SaaS
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (1.98%) Route 53
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.81%) HTTP
2 11 (10.89%) SNMP
2 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.89%) IGMP
2 11 (10.89%) RTSP
2 11 (10.89%) Multicast
2 11 (10.89%) Unicast
3 5 (4.95%) Network Security
3 5 (4.95%) RFID
4 3 (2.97%) Firewall
5 2 (1.98%) DNS
5 2 (1.98%) DHCP
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.99%) Internet
6 1 (0.99%) LAN
6 1 (0.99%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) Big Data
3 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.97%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.99%) Informix
5 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.99%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Selenium
2 16 (15.84%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.92%) JIRA
4 7 (6.93%) Behat
5 5 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.95%) JMeter
6 4 (3.96%) Maven
6 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.97%) Xcode
7 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.98%) Hudson
8 2 (1.98%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.98%) JUnit
8 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.99%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.99%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.99%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 10 (9.90%) Automotive
3 7 (6.93%) Marketing
4 5 (4.95%) Electronics
5 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Advertising
6 2 (1.98%) Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
6 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Analyst
2 21 (20.79%) Developer
3 17 (16.83%) QA Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) Tester
5 13 (12.87%) QA Tester
5 13 (12.87%) Team Leader
6 11 (10.89%) Test Team Leader
7 9 (8.91%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Senior QA Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Quality Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Automated Tester
9 7 (6.93%) Mobile Developer
9 7 (6.93%) QA Engineer
10 6 (5.94%) Senior Tester
10 6 (5.94%) Android Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Software Manager
10 6 (5.94%) Senior QA Tester
11 5 (4.95%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) REST
2 16 (15.84%) .NET
3 9 (8.91%) HTML
3 9 (8.91%) RESTful
4 8 (7.92%) Web Services
5 7 (6.93%) CSS
6 6 (5.94%) XML
6 6 (5.94%) Android SDK
6 6 (5.94%) Ajax
7 5 (4.95%) iOS SDK
7 5 (4.95%) SOAP
8 3 (2.97%) Cocoa
8 3 (2.97%) HTML5
8 3 (2.97%) JSON
8 3 (2.97%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (1.98%) Java EE
9 2 (1.98%) Velocity
9 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.98%) Servlets
10 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.86%) Client/Server
3 12 (11.88%) DTV
4 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.95%) Web 2.0
7 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.97%) User Experience
8 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.78%) Windows
2 21 (20.79%) Linux
3 19 (18.81%) Apple iOS
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Mobile
4 12 (11.88%) Android
5 5 (4.95%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.98%) CentOS
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) Software Testing
3 28 (27.72%) Test Automation
4 20 (19.80%) Scrum
5 17 (16.83%) SDLC
6 16 (15.84%) Automated Testing
6 16 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.87%) Software Engineering
8 11 (10.89%) Mobile Development
9 10 (9.90%) OO
9 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
9 10 (9.90%) Manual Testing
9 10 (9.90%) Automation Testing
10 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.92%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.93%) Project Management
12 7 (6.93%) Service Management
12 7 (6.93%) Web Design
12 7 (6.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) C#
2 19 (18.81%) Java
2 19 (18.81%) SQL
2 19 (18.81%) Objective-C
3 18 (17.82%) Perl
4 15 (14.85%) PHP
5 12 (11.88%) C++
6 11 (10.89%) Korn
7 8 (7.92%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.92%) Ruby
8 6 (5.94%) XAML
9 5 (4.95%) Python
9 5 (4.95%) Embedded C
9 5 (4.95%) Embedded C++
9 5 (4.95%) C
9 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.96%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.99%) VBScript
11 1 (0.99%) VB
11 1 (0.99%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (22.77%) Degree
2 15 (14.85%) ISEB
3 7 (6.93%) HND
4 5 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.98%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.93%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) SAP
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.98%) HP
5 2 (1.98%) RightScale
6 1 (0.99%) Juniper
6 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.99%) Websense
6 1 (0.99%) Telerik
6 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
6 1 (0.99%) Cognos
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco
6 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
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