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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 66 72 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 5.06% 5.33% 3.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.25% 53.33% 29.13%
Number of salaries quoted 47 49 32
Average salary £37,500 £41,500 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.63% +46.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,491 £46,000 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
134 135 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.27% 9.99% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 100 99 101
Average salary £35,000 £38,400 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.85% -0.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 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
(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 66 £37,500 -9.63% 11
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 88 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.28%) Scrum
3 36 (28.35%) Java
4 31 (24.41%) SQL Server
5 30 (23.62%) SQL
6 27 (21.26%) Unix
6 27 (21.26%) Linux
7 26 (20.47%) Performance Testing
8 25 (19.69%) .NET
9 24 (18.90%) ISEB
9 24 (18.90%) Finance
10 23 (18.11%) Test Scripting
10 23 (18.11%) Marketing
11 22 (17.32%) C#
11 22 (17.32%) E-Commerce
12 20 (15.75%) Degree
13 19 (14.96%) ISTQB
13 19 (14.96%) Selenium
13 19 (14.96%) Oracle
13 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (14.96%) SDLC
14 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
15 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing
15 17 (13.39%) Software Engineering
15 17 (13.39%) Web Services
15 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
16 16 (12.60%) MVC
16 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
17 15 (11.81%) Advertising
17 15 (11.81%) JavaScript

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (9.45%) Tomcat
2 11 (8.66%) Apache
3 2 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) MS Excel
1 11 (8.66%) MS Office
2 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.57%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (1.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) PaaS
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.36%) GitHub
3 3 (2.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) DNS
1 5 (3.94%) iSCSI
1 5 (3.94%) Kerberos
1 5 (3.94%) NAS
1 5 (3.94%) Network Security
1 5 (3.94%) OpenLDAP
1 5 (3.94%) SAN
2 3 (2.36%) Firewall
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
2 3 (2.36%) LAN
2 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.45%) Big Data
2 12 (9.45%) Data Mining
2 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.94%) MySQL
5 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) QlikView
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Selenium
2 10 (7.87%) Maven
3 8 (6.30%) Ant
3 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.30%) JMeter
4 6 (4.72%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.72%) Gradle
4 6 (4.72%) IntelliJ
4 6 (4.72%) JUnit
4 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.94%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.36%) JIRA
6 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.57%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.57%) NUnit
7 2 (1.57%) TestNG
8 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 23 (18.11%) Marketing
3 17 (13.39%) Telecoms
4 15 (11.81%) Advertising
5 4 (3.15%) Banking
6 3 (2.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (33.07%) Analyst
2 37 (29.13%) Developer
3 31 (24.41%) Test Analyst
4 19 (14.96%) Software Developer
5 18 (14.17%) .NET Developer
6 17 (13.39%) Java Developer
7 15 (11.81%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (11.02%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (11.02%) C# Developer
8 14 (11.02%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (11.02%) Senior Test Analyst
9 13 (10.24%) C# Software Developer
10 11 (8.66%) Team Leader
11 8 (6.30%) Administrator
11 8 (6.30%) Java Engineer
12 7 (5.51%) Automation Analyst
12 7 (5.51%) Development Manager
12 7 (5.51%) QA Leader
12 7 (5.51%) QA Team Leader
12 7 (5.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.69%) .NET
2 17 (13.39%) Web Services
3 14 (11.02%) CSS
3 14 (11.02%) HTML
4 13 (10.24%) XML
5 11 (8.66%) SOAP
6 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
7 8 (6.30%) Java EE
7 8 (6.30%) JSON
7 8 (6.30%) RESTful
8 7 (5.51%) REST
8 7 (5.51%) Spring
9 6 (4.72%) Ext JS
9 6 (4.72%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.72%) J2EE
9 6 (4.72%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (4.72%) Spring Security
9 6 (4.72%) Velocity
10 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (3.94%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) CESG
3 3 (2.36%) Clustering
3 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.57%) Wiki
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.79%) CMDB
5 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.79%) Fintech
5 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.26%) Linux
1 27 (21.26%) Unix
2 11 (8.66%) Windows
3 8 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.94%) CentOS
5 4 (3.15%) Solaris
6 3 (2.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.28%) Scrum
3 26 (20.47%) Performance Testing
4 23 (18.11%) Test Scripting
5 22 (17.32%) E-Commerce
6 19 (14.96%) SDLC
7 17 (13.39%) Automated Testing
7 17 (13.39%) Software Engineering
8 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
8 16 (12.60%) MVC
9 15 (11.81%) Time Management
10 14 (11.02%) Test Planning
10 14 (11.02%) Waterfall
11 13 (10.24%) Software Testing
11 13 (10.24%) V-Model
12 12 (9.45%) Coaching
12 12 (9.45%) Defect Management
12 12 (9.45%) Mobile Marketing
12 12 (9.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (7.87%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.35%) Java
2 30 (23.62%) SQL
3 22 (17.32%) C#
4 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 13 (10.24%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.51%) Python
7 6 (4.72%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.72%) Perl
7 6 (4.72%) VB
8 3 (2.36%) C
8 3 (2.36%) Scala
9 2 (1.57%) C++
9 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.79%) Ruby
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) ISEB
2 20 (15.75%) Degree
3 19 (14.96%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) CCNA
5 3 (2.36%) CCNP
5 3 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.36%) HNC
5 3 (2.36%) RHCE
5 3 (2.36%) SCSA
5 3 (2.36%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.72%) Docker
2 5 (3.94%) NFS
2 5 (3.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.79%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) SCCM
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) Oracle
2 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.09%) IBM
4 8 (6.30%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.94%) EMC
6 4 (3.15%) HP
7 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.36%) Cisco
7 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.36%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.57%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 27 days a/l
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 50000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum To £35K + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £15500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago