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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 55 74
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 31 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 5.21% 3.08% 1.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.08% 24.80% 19.42%
Number of salaries quoted 49 24 20
Average salary £41,500 £31,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.74% +6.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,200 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,750 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
130 125 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.81% 12.41% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 96 95 62
Average salary £38,400 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,400 £55,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(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 61 £41,500 +31.74% 7
West Wales +11 1 - -
North Wales -13 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Mid Wales - 1 £34,000 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 34 (29.57%) REST
2 32 (27.83%) Apple iOS
2 32 (27.83%) Objective-C
2 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.09%) Java
3 30 (26.09%) Windows
4 29 (25.22%) HTTP
5 26 (22.61%) C#
6 20 (17.39%) C++
6 20 (17.39%) Banking
6 20 (17.39%) Retail
7 19 (16.52%) Software Engineering
7 19 (16.52%) Android
7 19 (16.52%) Change Management
8 17 (14.78%) Finance
8 17 (14.78%) Automotive
9 16 (13.91%) Linux
9 16 (13.91%) OO
9 16 (13.91%) Windows Mobile
10 15 (13.04%) Android Development
11 14 (12.17%) SQL
11 14 (12.17%) Perl
12 13 (11.30%) iOS Development
12 13 (11.30%) Android SDK
13 12 (10.43%) iOS SDK
13 12 (10.43%) MVVM
13 12 (10.43%) Manual Testing
13 12 (10.43%) XAML
13 12 (10.43%) .NET
14 11 (9.57%) Software Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (0.87%) Apache
1 1 (0.87%) JBoss
1 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
1 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Office
2 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.74%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.87%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.22%) HTTP
2 6 (5.22%) Network Security
2 6 (5.22%) RFID
3 5 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.48%) Multicast
4 4 (3.48%) IGMP
4 4 (3.48%) RTSP
4 4 (3.48%) SNMP
5 1 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Data Mining
3 6 (5.22%) Big Data
4 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.35%) MySQL
4 5 (4.35%) Informix
5 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.74%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.87%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) OLAP
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.83%) Cucumber
2 8 (6.96%) Selenium
3 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.35%) Xcode
5 3 (2.61%) JUnit
5 3 (2.61%) FitNesse
5 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.74%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.87%) JBehave
7 1 (0.87%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.87%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.87%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.87%) Mocha
General
1 20 (17.39%) Banking
1 20 (17.39%) Retail
2 17 (14.78%) Finance
2 17 (14.78%) Automotive
3 7 (6.09%) Advertising
4 6 (5.22%) Electronics
5 5 (4.35%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) Developer
2 14 (12.17%) Mobile Developer
2 14 (12.17%) Android Developer
2 14 (12.17%) Analyst
3 13 (11.30%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 11 (9.57%) Software Manager
5 10 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 9 (7.83%) Tester
7 7 (6.09%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Senior Android Developer
8 6 (5.22%) iOS Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Development Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Software Development Manager
8 6 (5.22%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.35%) Software Tester
9 5 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) QA Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.57%) REST
2 13 (11.30%) Android SDK
3 12 (10.43%) iOS SDK
3 12 (10.43%) .NET
4 10 (8.70%) HTML
4 10 (8.70%) Web Services
5 7 (6.09%) CSS
6 6 (5.22%) Ajax
6 6 (5.22%) SOAP
6 6 (5.22%) XML
7 5 (4.35%) Cocoa
7 5 (4.35%) JSON
7 5 (4.35%) Cocoa Touch
8 2 (1.74%) HTML5
8 2 (1.74%) WCF
9 1 (0.87%) DOM
9 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.87%) Velocity
9 1 (0.87%) WPF
9 1 (0.87%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.22%) Web 2.0
5 5 (4.35%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.35%) Statistics
5 5 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.48%) DTV
7 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.74%) FMCG
9 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.83%) Apple iOS
2 30 (26.09%) Windows
3 19 (16.52%) Android
4 16 (13.91%) Linux
4 16 (13.91%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (5.22%) Mac OS
5 6 (5.22%) UNIX
6 1 (0.87%) SUSE
6 1 (0.87%) CentOS
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.52%) Software Engineering
2 19 (16.52%) Change Management
3 16 (13.91%) OO
4 15 (13.04%) Android Development
5 13 (11.30%) iOS Development
6 12 (10.43%) MVVM
6 12 (10.43%) Manual Testing
7 11 (9.57%) Software Testing
8 10 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 10 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.83%) Test Strategy
9 9 (7.83%) Automation Testing
10 8 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.96%) BDD
10 8 (6.96%) Scrum
11 7 (6.09%) Project Management
12 6 (5.22%) People Management
12 6 (5.22%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Objective-C
2 30 (26.09%) Java
3 26 (22.61%) C#
4 20 (17.39%) C++
5 14 (12.17%) SQL
5 14 (12.17%) Perl
6 12 (10.43%) XAML
7 10 (8.70%) Python
8 9 (7.83%) JavaScript
9 8 (6.96%) Ruby
9 8 (6.96%) PHP
10 6 (5.22%) C
10 6 (5.22%) Embedded C
10 6 (5.22%) Embedded C++
11 5 (4.35%) Korn
12 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.74%) Groovy
13 1 (0.87%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) ISEB
1 7 (6.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.87%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle
3 4 (3.48%) Cognos
4 3 (2.61%) SAP
4 3 (2.61%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.74%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.74%) HP
5 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.87%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.87%) CA
6 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.87%) McAfee
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco
6 1 (0.87%) Blue Coat
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