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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
Rank 67 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 76 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.60% 5.55% 5.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.84% 38.97% 44.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24 59 51
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
97 195 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 9.33% 14.23% 12.06%
Number of salaries quoted 80 163 124
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £45,600 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -20 25 £42,500 +13.33% 6
West Wales - 2 £31,250 -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
4 16 (20.25%) Selenium
5 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.99%) Mentoring
5 15 (18.99%) TDD
6 14 (17.72%) Finance
7 13 (16.46%) Java
7 13 (16.46%) Scrum
8 12 (15.19%) Big Data
8 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (13.92%) SDLC
9 11 (13.92%) SQL
9 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.66%) .NET
10 10 (12.66%) Python
10 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
10 10 (12.66%) Scala
11 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
11 9 (11.39%) Degree
11 9 (11.39%) People Management
11 9 (11.39%) BDD
11 9 (11.39%) Games
11 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
12 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.13%) Project Management
12 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
12 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement

QA
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 6 (7.59%) Apache Spark
1 6 (7.59%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (7.59%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.33%) Apache
2 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) DNS
1 5 (6.33%) iSCSI
1 5 (6.33%) Kerberos
1 5 (6.33%) NAS
1 5 (6.33%) Network Security
1 5 (6.33%) OpenLDAP
1 5 (6.33%) SAN
1 5 (6.33%) Skype
1 5 (6.33%) Unified Communications
1 5 (6.33%) WebEx
2 2 (2.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) Big Data
2 8 (10.13%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.59%) HBase
4 6 (7.59%) Sqoop
5 5 (6.33%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.27%) Power BI
8 1 (1.27%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Selenium
2 4 (5.06%) JUnit
3 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.27%) Ant
4 1 (1.27%) CocoaPods
4 1 (1.27%) Gradle
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
4 1 (1.27%) TestNG
4 1 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 10 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 9 (11.39%) Games
4 6 (7.59%) Marketing
5 5 (6.33%) Advertising
5 5 (6.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Automotive
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Analyst
2 14 (17.72%) Software Tester
2 14 (17.72%) Tester
3 12 (15.19%) Test Analyst
4 11 (13.92%) Developer
5 8 (10.13%) QA Tester
5 8 (10.13%) Software QA Tester
6 7 (8.86%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Big Data Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Development Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Java Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) QA Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) QA Test Analyst
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Java Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Software Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Software Manager
8 5 (6.33%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) REST
3 4 (5.06%) SOAP
4 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.80%) COM
4 3 (3.80%) CSS
4 3 (3.80%) HTML
4 3 (3.80%) jQuery
5 2 (2.53%) Ajax
6 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) Django
6 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.27%) JSON
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) React
6 1 (1.27%) Spring
6 1 (1.27%) Web Services
6 1 (1.27%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Fintech
3 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.06%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.53%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.53%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.86%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) CentOS
3 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) Waterfall
3 15 (18.99%) Mentoring
3 15 (18.99%) TDD
3 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
4 13 (16.46%) Scrum
5 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.92%) SDLC
6 11 (13.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (11.39%) BDD
7 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
7 9 (11.39%) People Management
7 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.13%) DevOps
8 8 (10.13%) Project Management
9 7 (8.86%) Coaching
9 7 (8.86%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.59%) Line Management
10 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) Java
2 11 (13.92%) SQL
3 10 (12.66%) Python
3 10 (12.66%) Scala
4 6 (7.59%) Go
4 6 (7.59%) Ruby
5 5 (6.33%) C#
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.59%) ISEB
4 4 (5.06%) PMP
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.59%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.33%) PMO
3 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) HDFS
2 5 (6.33%) NFS
2 5 (6.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Ansible
1 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Cloudera
2 6 (7.59%) Hortonworks
2 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.33%) Cisco
3 5 (6.33%) EMC
3 5 (6.33%) IBM
4 4 (5.06%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
6 1 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) Sage
6 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
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