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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 61 66 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 34 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.15% 2.82% 3.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.75% 29.57% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 31 29 41
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +2.63%
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
167 115 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 12.22% 9.54% 9.31%
Number of salaries quoted 129 99 91
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £48,500
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +3 37 £40,000 +30.08% 6
North Wales -6 6 £30,000 -25.00%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 40 (34.48%) 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 25 (21.55%) C#
7 24 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 23 (19.83%) Software Testing
8 23 (19.83%) Java
9 22 (18.97%) Linux
10 21 (18.10%) Finance
11 20 (17.24%) C++
11 20 (17.24%) Perl
11 20 (17.24%) Mobile Development
12 19 (16.38%) Android
12 19 (16.38%) OO
13 18 (15.52%) SQL
13 18 (15.52%) Automotive
14 17 (14.66%) Software Engineering
14 17 (14.66%) Selenium
15 16 (13.79%) Windows Mobile
15 16 (13.79%) Scrum
16 15 (12.93%) .NET
16 15 (12.93%) ISEB
16 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
16 15 (12.93%) Degree
16 15 (12.93%) Android Development
17 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing
17 14 (12.07%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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%) 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%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.59%) PaaS
3 2 (1.72%) GitHub
3 2 (1.72%) SaaS
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%) Unicast
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 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.45%) Big Data
4 3 (2.59%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) Informix
5 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Selenium
2 14 (12.07%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.90%) JIRA
4 7 (6.03%) Behat
5 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.31%) Xcode
7 4 (3.45%) JMeter
8 3 (2.59%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.86%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.86%) Maven
10 1 (0.86%) JUnit
10 1 (0.86%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.86%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (18.10%) Finance
2 18 (15.52%) Automotive
3 13 (11.21%) Banking
4 12 (10.34%) Retail
5 9 (7.76%) Electronics
6 4 (3.45%) Advertising
7 3 (2.59%) Marketing
8 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Developer
2 27 (23.28%) Analyst
3 16 (13.79%) QA Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) Tester
4 14 (12.07%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (12.07%) Android Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Software Manager
5 13 (11.21%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 12 (10.34%) QA Tester
7 10 (8.62%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.76%) Development Manager
8 9 (7.76%) Software Development Manager
8 9 (7.76%) Team Leader
9 8 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) QA Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Test Team Leader
9 8 (6.90%) Test Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Automated Tester
9 8 (6.90%) Senior QA Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.17%) REST
2 15 (12.93%) .NET
3 13 (11.21%) Android SDK
4 12 (10.34%) iOS SDK
4 12 (10.34%) HTML
5 11 (9.48%) CSS
6 10 (8.62%) Ajax
7 8 (6.90%) RESTful
8 7 (6.03%) Web Services
9 5 (4.31%) Cocoa
9 5 (4.31%) JSON
9 5 (4.31%) Cocoa Touch
10 4 (3.45%) XML
10 4 (3.45%) SOAP
11 2 (1.72%) Velocity
11 2 (1.72%) HTML5
12 1 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.86%) WCF
12 1 (0.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Client/Server
2 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.76%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.76%) DTV
3 9 (7.76%) Web 2.0
4 5 (4.31%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.31%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.59%) User Experience
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.31%) Windows
2 32 (27.59%) Apple iOS
3 22 (18.97%) Linux
4 19 (16.38%) Android
5 16 (13.79%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (7.76%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.72%) UNIX
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.86%) CentOS
8 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.69%) Test Automation
3 23 (19.83%) Software Testing
4 20 (17.24%) Mobile Development
5 19 (16.38%) OO
6 17 (14.66%) Software Engineering
7 16 (13.79%) Scrum
8 15 (12.93%) Automated Testing
8 15 (12.93%) Android Development
9 14 (12.07%) Automation Testing
10 13 (11.21%) iOS Development
11 12 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (10.34%) MVVM
11 12 (10.34%) Change Management
12 11 (9.48%) Test Strategy
13 10 (8.62%) Manual Testing
13 10 (8.62%) People Management
14 9 (7.76%) Build Automation
14 9 (7.76%) Test Scripting
15 8 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.59%) Objective-C
2 25 (21.55%) C#
3 23 (19.83%) Java
4 20 (17.24%) C++
4 20 (17.24%) Perl
5 18 (15.52%) SQL
6 14 (12.07%) PHP
7 12 (10.34%) XAML
8 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.62%) Ruby
9 10 (8.62%) Python
10 9 (7.76%) Embedded C
10 9 (7.76%) Embedded C++
10 9 (7.76%) C
10 9 (7.76%) Korn
11 3 (2.59%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.86%) Erlang
13 1 (0.86%) Groovy
13 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.93%) ISEB
1 15 (12.93%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) HND
3 2 (1.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) Cognos
4 2 (1.72%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.72%) HP
4 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.86%) McAfee
5 1 (0.86%) Telerik
5 1 (0.86%) Blue Coat
5 1 (0.86%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco
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