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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 47 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 4.37% 3.48% 3.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.31% 26.26% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 49 34 38
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £33,250 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £46,500 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
145 179 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 11.12% 13.27% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 126 139 122
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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 +11 45 £38,500 -3.75% 5
North Wales +12 6 £40,250 +34.16% 1
West Wales -10 4 £30,500 - 2
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 88 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) SQL
3 38 (28.36%) C#
4 37 (27.61%) .NET
5 35 (26.12%) SQL Server
6 32 (23.88%) Marketing
7 31 (23.13%) Scrum
8 30 (22.39%) Linux
8 30 (22.39%) E-Commerce
9 29 (21.64%) Test Scripting
10 28 (20.90%) Telecoms
11 25 (18.66%) Big Data
12 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
12 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
13 22 (16.42%) Advertising
13 22 (16.42%) Unix
14 21 (15.67%) Finance
15 20 (14.93%) Data Mining
15 20 (14.93%) Web Services
15 20 (14.93%) Mobile Marketing
15 20 (14.93%) PaaS
16 19 (14.18%) Test Planning
16 19 (14.18%) ISEB
17 18 (13.43%) Java
17 18 (13.43%) Apache
17 18 (13.43%) TDD
18 17 (12.69%) Selenium
18 17 (12.69%) MVC
19 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
19 16 (11.94%) Automated Testing

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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 18 (13.43%) Apache
2 6 (4.48%) IIS
3 4 (2.99%) CMS
3 4 (2.99%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.99%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.24%) JBoss
5 2 (1.49%) Confluence
5 2 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.93%) PaaS
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.97%) DNS
1 8 (5.97%) iSCSI
1 8 (5.97%) Kerberos
1 8 (5.97%) NAS
1 8 (5.97%) Network Security
1 8 (5.97%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (5.97%) SAN
2 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.12%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.66%) Big Data
3 20 (14.93%) Data Mining
4 16 (11.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.24%) MySQL
8 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.24%) OLAP
8 3 (2.24%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (12.69%) Selenium
2 10 (7.46%) Maven
3 8 (5.97%) Ant
4 7 (5.22%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.73%) JUnit
6 4 (2.99%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.99%) Gradle
6 4 (2.99%) IntelliJ
6 4 (2.99%) JIRA
6 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.49%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (1.49%) FishEye
8 2 (1.49%) JMeter
8 2 (1.49%) NUnit
9 1 (0.75%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.75%) Mocha
9 1 (0.75%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (23.88%) Marketing
2 28 (20.90%) Telecoms
3 22 (16.42%) Advertising
4 21 (15.67%) Finance
5 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Electronics
6 2 (1.49%) Games
6 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 52 (38.81%) Analyst
2 33 (24.63%) Developer
2 33 (24.63%) Test Analyst
3 21 (15.67%) .NET Developer
4 17 (12.69%) Software Developer
5 16 (11.94%) .NET Software Developer
6 13 (9.70%) Development Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (7.46%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.46%) C# Software Developer
8 10 (7.46%) QA Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
9 8 (5.97%) Administrator
9 8 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
9 8 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.22%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (27.61%) .NET
2 20 (14.93%) Web Services
3 15 (11.19%) CSS
3 15 (11.19%) HTML
4 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 13 (9.70%) SOAP
5 10 (7.46%) XML
6 9 (6.72%) REST
7 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (5.22%) Ajax
8 7 (5.22%) JSON
9 6 (4.48%) J2EE
9 6 (4.48%) RESTful
9 6 (4.48%) Spring
10 5 (3.73%) Java EE
10 5 (3.73%) jQuery
11 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.99%) Ext JS
11 4 (2.99%) Spring Security
11 4 (2.99%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.24%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.49%) Fintech
5 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.39%) Linux
2 22 (16.42%) Unix
3 11 (8.21%) Windows
4 8 (5.97%) CentOS
4 8 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 6 (4.48%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (65.67%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.13%) Scrum
3 30 (22.39%) E-Commerce
4 29 (21.64%) Test Scripting
5 20 (14.93%) Mobile Marketing
6 19 (14.18%) Test Planning
7 18 (13.43%) TDD
8 17 (12.69%) MVC
9 16 (11.94%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (10.45%) SDLC
11 13 (9.70%) Manual Testing
11 13 (9.70%) Project Management
11 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
11 13 (9.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.96%) BDD
12 12 (8.96%) Software Testing
13 11 (8.21%) Mentoring
14 10 (7.46%) High Availability
14 10 (7.46%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.07%) SQL
2 38 (28.36%) C#
3 18 (13.43%) Java
4 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.70%) T-SQL
6 8 (5.97%) Python
6 8 (5.97%) VB
7 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.99%) Perl
8 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.24%) Scala
8 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.49%) C++
9 2 (1.49%) Groovy
9 2 (1.49%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) C
10 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) ISEB
2 15 (11.19%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.45%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.49%) HNC
5 2 (1.49%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.75%) CIPD
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) HND
6 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MBA
6 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) NFS
1 8 (5.97%) Squid
2 4 (2.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.70%) Oracle
2 13 (9.70%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.72%) IBM
4 8 (5.97%) EMC
5 4 (2.99%) Alterian
5 4 (2.99%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.24%) SAP
7 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.49%) HP
7 2 (1.49%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.75%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.75%) BMC
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco
8 1 (0.75%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.75%) Remedy
8 1 (0.75%) Riverbed
8 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.75%) VMware
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