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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 61 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.94% 4.69% 3.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.37% 41.50% 33.59%
Number of salaries quoted 45 47 24
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,500 £55,500
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
127 147 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.02% 11.29% 9.96%
Number of salaries quoted 103 119 99
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £16,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,164 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.27%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -13 44 £58,750 +56.66% 2
West Wales -5 6 £20,500 -43.05%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Finance
3 28 (22.40%) SDLC
4 27 (21.60%) Waterfall
4 27 (21.60%) Java
5 26 (20.80%) Microsoft
5 26 (20.80%) Selenium
6 25 (20.00%) SQL
7 21 (16.80%) Project Management
7 21 (16.80%) TDD
8 20 (16.00%) .NET
9 19 (15.20%) Scrum
10 18 (14.40%) Scala
11 17 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (12.80%) C#
12 16 (12.80%) Big Data
12 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (12.00%) BDD
13 15 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
14 14 (11.20%) Software Delivery
15 13 (10.40%) Fintech
15 13 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (10.40%) Process Improvement
16 12 (9.60%) User Stories
16 12 (9.60%) People Management
16 12 (9.60%) Mentoring
16 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
16 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
16 12 (9.60%) MVC

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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 9 (7.20%) Apache Spark
2 7 (5.60%) Apache
3 6 (4.80%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) MS Office
2 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.60%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) PaaS
4 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) DNS
1 6 (4.80%) iSCSI
1 6 (4.80%) Kerberos
1 6 (4.80%) NAS
1 6 (4.80%) Network Security
1 6 (4.80%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (4.80%) SAN
2 2 (1.60%) Broadband
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) Big Data
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.80%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 8 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.40%) MySQL
6 7 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (4.80%) Data Mining
7 6 (4.80%) HBase
7 6 (4.80%) Sqoop
8 5 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.40%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.40%) Pentaho
9 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.80%) Power BI
10 1 (0.80%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (20.80%) Selenium
2 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.80%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.20%) JUnit
5 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.20%) Maven
7 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.40%) Ant
8 3 (2.40%) Gradle
9 2 (1.60%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.60%) Subversion
9 2 (1.60%) TestNG
10 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.80%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.80%) JIRA
10 1 (0.80%) NUnit
10 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (30.40%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.00%) Marketing
4 6 (4.80%) Advertising
4 6 (4.80%) Games
5 5 (4.00%) Banking
6 4 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Electronics
7 1 (0.80%) Law
7 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (22.40%) Developer
2 21 (16.80%) Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.80%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Tester
6 9 (7.20%) QA Leader
7 8 (6.40%) PHP Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Test Leader
8 7 (5.60%) Development Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Java Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Java Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Big Data Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Java Scala Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) .NET
2 12 (9.60%) CSS
2 12 (9.60%) HTML
3 11 (8.80%) SOAP
4 10 (8.00%) Ajax
4 10 (8.00%) jQuery
4 10 (8.00%) Node.js
4 10 (8.00%) REST
5 9 (7.20%) HTML5
5 9 (7.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (6.40%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (6.40%) CSS3
7 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.00%) Web Services
9 4 (3.20%) Spring
10 3 (2.40%) COM
10 3 (2.40%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (2.40%) XML
11 2 (1.60%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.40%) Fintech
3 8 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.40%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.40%) User Experience
6 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.60%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.60%) Statistics
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.00%) Linux
2 8 (6.40%) CentOS
3 6 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.40%) Windows
5 1 (0.80%) Android
5 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.40%) SDLC
3 27 (21.60%) Waterfall
4 21 (16.80%) Project Management
4 21 (16.80%) TDD
5 19 (15.20%) Scrum
6 17 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (12.00%) BDD
7 15 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 14 (11.20%) Software Delivery
9 13 (10.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (10.40%) Process Improvement
10 12 (9.60%) Mentoring
10 12 (9.60%) MVC
10 12 (9.60%) People Management
10 12 (9.60%) User Stories
11 11 (8.80%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (8.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.60%) Java
2 25 (20.00%) SQL
3 18 (14.40%) Scala
4 16 (12.80%) C#
5 12 (9.60%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.60%) Python
6 8 (6.40%) PHP
7 7 (5.60%) Ruby
8 6 (4.80%) Go
9 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.60%) R
10 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) Groovy
11 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (7.20%) Degree
1 9 (7.20%) PMP
2 7 (5.60%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.80%) ISEB
4 2 (1.60%) MBA
4 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.60%) RHCE
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) SDET
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.80%) HDFS
1 6 (4.80%) NFS
1 6 (4.80%) Squid
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) Ansible
1 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.80%) Cloudera
3 6 (4.80%) EMC
3 6 (4.80%) Hortonworks
3 6 (4.80%) IBM
4 5 (4.00%) TOWER Software
5 4 (3.20%) Oracle
6 2 (1.60%) HP
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.80%) SAP
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