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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 75 49 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 5.50% 3.55% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.11% 35.77% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 64 37 41
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
187 137 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 13.72% 9.93% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 149 111 110
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 £25,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,400 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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

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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 29 August 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Wales

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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 29 August 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 +40 67 £41,500 +18.57% 4
West Wales -18 6 £32,500 +62.50%
North Wales -2 2 £36,500 +35.18%
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UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (34.09%) SQL
3 42 (31.82%) Finance
4 35 (26.52%) Microsoft
5 33 (25.00%) C#
6 29 (21.97%) .NET
7 27 (20.45%) Project Management
8 26 (19.70%) SDLC
9 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 22 (16.67%) Selenium
10 20 (15.15%) Scrum
11 19 (14.39%) Java
11 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (13.64%) Telecoms
13 17 (12.88%) Waterfall
14 16 (12.12%) TDD
15 15 (11.36%) MVC
15 15 (11.36%) Big Data
16 14 (10.61%) BDD
16 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
16 14 (10.61%) HTML
16 14 (10.61%) CSS
16 14 (10.61%) Test Scripting
17 13 (9.85%) WebDriver
17 13 (9.85%) Software Testing
17 13 (9.85%) SOAP
17 13 (9.85%) Test Planning
18 12 (9.09%) Windows
18 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

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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 8 (6.06%) Apache
1 8 (6.06%) IIS
2 4 (3.03%) CMS
2 4 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (3.03%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.52%) Confluence
4 2 (1.52%) JBoss
4 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.52%) SPSS
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) PaaS
2 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) DNS
1 3 (2.27%) HTTP
1 3 (2.27%) iSCSI
1 3 (2.27%) Kerberos
1 3 (2.27%) NAS
1 3 (2.27%) Network Security
1 3 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.36%) Big Data
3 9 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (6.06%) MySQL
5 7 (5.30%) Data Mining
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.27%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.27%) OLAP
8 3 (2.27%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (2.27%) Pentaho
8 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (16.67%) Selenium
2 13 (9.85%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.06%) JUnit
5 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.03%) Maven
8 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.52%) Ant
9 2 (1.52%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (1.52%) FishEye
9 2 (1.52%) Gradle
9 2 (1.52%) JIRA
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.76%) NUnit
10 1 (0.76%) Subversion
10 1 (0.76%) TestNG
General
1 42 (31.82%) Finance
2 18 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.09%) Marketing
4 7 (5.30%) Advertising
4 7 (5.30%) Banking
5 3 (2.27%) Electronics
5 3 (2.27%) Games
5 3 (2.27%) Legal
5 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.52%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (27.27%) Analyst
2 32 (24.24%) Developer
3 19 (14.39%) Test Analyst
4 15 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 13 (9.85%) QA Analyst
6 12 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 10 (7.58%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.58%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.58%) Tester
8 9 (6.82%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.82%) Development Manager
8 9 (6.82%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.06%) PHP Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Java Scala Developer
10 7 (5.30%) QA Leader
10 7 (5.30%) Scala Developer
10 7 (5.30%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.55%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.97%) .NET
2 14 (10.61%) CSS
2 14 (10.61%) HTML
3 13 (9.85%) SOAP
4 11 (8.33%) Ajax
5 10 (7.58%) jQuery
5 10 (7.58%) Node.js
6 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.82%) HTML5
6 9 (6.82%) REST
6 9 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (6.06%) CodeIgniter
7 8 (6.06%) CSS3
7 8 (6.06%) Web Services
8 6 (4.55%) XML
9 4 (3.03%) Spring
10 3 (2.27%) COM
10 3 (2.27%) J2EE
10 3 (2.27%) JSON
10 3 (2.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.82%) Fintech
3 8 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.27%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (1.52%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.52%) Statistics
7 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.09%) Windows
2 9 (6.82%) Linux
3 7 (5.30%) Windows 10
3 7 (5.30%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.79%) Unix
6 4 (3.03%) CentOS
7 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (53.79%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.45%) Project Management
3 26 (19.70%) SDLC
4 20 (15.15%) Scrum
5 17 (12.88%) Waterfall
6 16 (12.12%) TDD
7 15 (11.36%) MVC
8 14 (10.61%) BDD
8 14 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (10.61%) Test Scripting
9 13 (9.85%) Software Testing
9 13 (9.85%) Test Planning
10 12 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.58%) Software Delivery
13 9 (6.82%) Exploratory Testing
13 9 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.09%) SQL
2 33 (25.00%) C#
3 19 (14.39%) Java
4 14 (10.61%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.33%) Scala
6 8 (6.06%) PHP
7 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.52%) Groovy
8 2 (1.52%) Python
8 2 (1.52%) R
8 2 (1.52%) VB
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) C++
9 1 (0.76%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) ISEB
2 8 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.55%) PMP
4 4 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.52%) MBA
5 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.52%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.27%) NFS
1 3 (2.27%) Squid
2 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Ansible
1 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (26.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle
3 8 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.03%) Alterian
4 4 (3.03%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.27%) EMC
5 3 (2.27%) IBM
5 3 (2.27%) SAP
6 2 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.52%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.76%) HP
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