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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 58 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Permanent jobs citing QA 46 44 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.60% 3.27% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.38% 34.92% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 42 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £44,600 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
130 126 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.16% 9.37% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 97 117 49
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £28,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,750 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 October 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 2 October 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
(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 +17 42 £32,750 +0.76% 8
West Wales +1 2 £26,000 -9.56%
North Wales - 2 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (33.71%) C#
3 26 (29.21%) SQL Server
4 21 (23.60%) SQL
4 21 (23.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (22.47%) .NET
6 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
7 18 (20.22%) Java
8 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
9 13 (14.61%) Oracle
9 13 (14.61%) SLA
9 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (13.48%) Degree
10 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
10 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
11 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
12 10 (11.24%) MVC
12 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
12 10 (11.24%) HTML
13 9 (10.11%) Windows
13 9 (10.11%) CSS
13 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
14 8 (8.99%) WCF
14 8 (8.99%) WPF
14 8 (8.99%) C++
15 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
15 7 (7.87%) Linux
15 7 (7.87%) ISEB
15 7 (7.87%) Project Management
15 7 (7.87%) Scrum

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (4.49%) IIS
1 4 (4.49%) Apache
2 3 (3.37%) nginx
3 2 (2.25%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP CRM
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) HTTP
2 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) LAN
2 2 (2.25%) PBX
2 2 (2.25%) VoIP
2 2 (2.25%) WLAN
2 2 (2.25%) WAN
2 2 (2.25%) Wireless
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.49%) MySQL
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Big Data
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.25%) FitNesse
3 2 (2.25%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.25%) NUnit
3 2 (2.25%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.25%) NCover
3 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.12%) GCC
4 1 (1.12%) GDB
4 1 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.12%) Automake
4 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (5.62%) Banking
1 5 (5.62%) Retail
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Applications Support
3 13 (14.61%) Test Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) Software Engineer
4 11 (12.36%) Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Quality Manager
7 6 (6.74%) QA Manager
7 6 (6.74%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.62%) QA Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.49%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Tester
10 3 (3.37%) Administrator
10 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.37%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.47%) .NET
2 10 (11.24%) HTML
3 9 (10.11%) CSS
4 8 (8.99%) WCF
4 8 (8.99%) WPF
5 7 (7.87%) Silverlight
6 4 (4.49%) iOS SDK
7 3 (3.37%) SOAP
8 2 (2.25%) Web Services
8 2 (2.25%) CSS3
8 2 (2.25%) HTML5
9 1 (1.12%) POSIX
9 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.12%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.36%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.74%) Statistics
4 4 (4.49%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.25%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.25%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.25%) Physics
5 2 (2.25%) FMCG
6 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Android
2 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.74%) Windows XP
3 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.49%) UNIX
4 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.37%) Debian
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (16.85%) Software Testing
4 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
5 10 (11.24%) MVC
6 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.87%) Scrum
7 7 (7.87%) Project Management
8 5 (5.62%) Change Management
8 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.62%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.49%) Business Development
9 4 (4.49%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.49%) Pair Programming
9 4 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.49%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.49%) BDD
10 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy
10 3 (3.37%) Agile Testing
10 3 (3.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) C#
2 21 (23.60%) SQL
3 18 (20.22%) Java
4 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.99%) C++
6 7 (7.87%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.62%) Ruby
7 5 (5.62%) C
7 5 (5.62%) Perl
8 3 (3.37%) Python
9 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.25%) Erlang
9 2 (2.25%) PHP
10 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.12%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Degree
2 7 (7.87%) ISEB
3 5 (5.62%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.25%) CCNA
4 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.25%) TickIT
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Xen
1 3 (3.37%) XenServer
Vendors
1 19 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Perforce
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
4 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.37%) Citrix
5 2 (2.25%) Avaya
5 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 1 (1.12%) CA
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum - excellent company benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 22 days ago