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

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 41 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.48% 3.15% 3.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.33% 29.93% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 34 38 44
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £23,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £41,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
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
172 137 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 12.75% 10.52% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 133 121 105
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 26 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 26 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
(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 +1 40 £40,000 +33.33% 2
North Wales - 6 £30,000 -
West Wales +14 1 - - 1
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (29.27%) Windows
3 35 (28.46%) Objective-C
3 35 (28.46%) Apple iOS
3 35 (28.46%) REST
4 30 (24.39%) HTTP
5 28 (22.76%) Java
6 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
6 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
7 26 (21.14%) C#
8 25 (20.33%) Linux
9 23 (18.70%) Perl
10 22 (17.89%) Android
11 21 (17.07%) C++
11 21 (17.07%) Finance
12 20 (16.26%) Mobile Development
12 20 (16.26%) SDLC
13 19 (15.45%) Windows Mobile
13 19 (15.45%) Degree
13 19 (15.45%) SQL
13 19 (15.45%) OO
14 18 (14.63%) Automotive
14 18 (14.63%) Scrum
14 18 (14.63%) Software Engineering
15 17 (13.82%) Selenium
15 17 (13.82%) PHP
15 17 (13.82%) Client/Server
16 16 (13.01%) .NET
17 15 (12.20%) Automated Testing
17 15 (12.20%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) Apache
1 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Office
2 2 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) GitHub
3 2 (1.63%) SaaS
3 2 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.39%) HTTP
2 12 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.94%) SNMP
3 11 (8.94%) IGMP
3 11 (8.94%) RTSP
3 11 (8.94%) Multicast
3 11 (8.94%) Unicast
4 9 (7.32%) RFID
5 5 (4.07%) Network Security
6 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.44%) MySQL
4 3 (2.44%) Informix
4 3 (2.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.63%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.82%) Selenium
2 14 (11.38%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.32%) JIRA
4 7 (5.69%) Behat
5 6 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.07%) Xcode
6 5 (4.07%) JMeter
7 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.63%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.63%) Maven
8 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.81%) JUnit
9 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.81%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.81%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.81%) AccuRev
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 18 (14.63%) Automotive
3 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 11 (8.94%) Retail
4 9 (7.32%) Electronics
5 4 (3.25%) Marketing
6 3 (2.44%) Advertising
7 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Developer
2 27 (21.95%) Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Tester
3 16 (13.01%) QA Analyst
4 14 (11.38%) QA Tester
4 14 (11.38%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (11.38%) Android Developer
5 13 (10.57%) Software Manager
5 13 (10.57%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 13 (10.57%) Team Leader
6 11 (8.94%) Test Team Leader
7 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.32%) Development Manager
8 9 (7.32%) Software Development Manager
8 9 (7.32%) QA Engineer
9 8 (6.50%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Test Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Automated Tester
9 8 (6.50%) Quality Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.46%) REST
2 16 (13.01%) .NET
3 13 (10.57%) HTML
3 13 (10.57%) Android SDK
4 12 (9.76%) iOS SDK
5 11 (8.94%) CSS
6 10 (8.13%) Ajax
7 9 (7.32%) RESTful
8 8 (6.50%) Web Services
9 5 (4.07%) Cocoa
9 5 (4.07%) JSON
9 5 (4.07%) Cocoa Touch
10 4 (3.25%) XML
10 4 (3.25%) SOAP
11 3 (2.44%) HTML5
12 2 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (1.63%) Velocity
12 2 (1.63%) Java EE
13 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.82%) Client/Server
2 13 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.76%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.76%) DTV
4 9 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 9 (7.32%) Web 2.0
5 5 (4.07%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.07%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.25%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) Windows
2 35 (28.46%) Apple iOS
3 25 (20.33%) Linux
4 22 (17.89%) Android
5 19 (15.45%) Windows Mobile
6 9 (7.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.63%) UNIX
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.81%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
2 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
3 20 (16.26%) Mobile Development
3 20 (16.26%) SDLC
4 19 (15.45%) OO
5 18 (14.63%) Software Engineering
5 18 (14.63%) Scrum
6 15 (12.20%) Automated Testing
6 15 (12.20%) Android Development
7 14 (11.38%) Automation Testing
8 13 (10.57%) iOS Development
8 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.76%) MVVM
10 11 (8.94%) Test Strategy
11 10 (8.13%) Manual Testing
11 10 (8.13%) People Management
12 9 (7.32%) Build Automation
12 9 (7.32%) Test Scripting
12 9 (7.32%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.46%) Objective-C
2 28 (22.76%) Java
3 26 (21.14%) C#
4 23 (18.70%) Perl
5 21 (17.07%) C++
6 19 (15.45%) SQL
7 17 (13.82%) PHP
8 12 (9.76%) JavaScript
8 12 (9.76%) Korn
8 12 (9.76%) XAML
9 10 (8.13%) Ruby
9 10 (8.13%) Python
10 9 (7.32%) Embedded C
10 9 (7.32%) Embedded C++
10 9 (7.32%) C
11 3 (2.44%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.81%) VBScript
13 1 (0.81%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (15.45%) Degree
2 15 (12.20%) ISEB
3 7 (5.69%) HND
4 3 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.25%) Cognos
4 2 (1.63%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.63%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
4 2 (1.63%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.81%) Telerik
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