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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 70 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 6.02% 4.92% 3.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.65% 45.75% 31.39%
Number of salaries quoted 67 55 33
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £42,500 £37,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,900
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.82%
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
181 153 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 13.79% 10.75% 10.61%
Number of salaries quoted 147 128 100
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £23,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £46,000 £70,000
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +23 74 £42,500 +21.42% 3
West Wales -16 4 £26,500 +32.50% 4
North Wales -4 1 £36,500 +35.18%
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) SQL
2 45 (32.61%) Finance
3 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 34 (24.64%) C#
5 33 (23.91%) .NET
6 31 (22.46%) SDLC
7 25 (18.12%) Project Management
8 24 (17.39%) Scrum
8 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 23 (16.67%) Java
9 23 (16.67%) Selenium
10 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (15.22%) Waterfall
11 19 (13.77%) TDD
12 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (10.87%) SOAP
13 15 (10.87%) MVC
13 15 (10.87%) BDD
13 15 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (10.14%) WebDriver
14 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
14 14 (10.14%) Fintech
14 14 (10.14%) CSS
14 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
14 14 (10.14%) HTML
15 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.42%) Software Testing
15 13 (9.42%) Test Planning
15 13 (9.42%) User Stories

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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 7 (5.07%) IIS
2 5 (3.62%) Apache
3 4 (2.90%) CMS
3 4 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (2.90%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.45%) Confluence
5 2 (1.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.90%) PaaS
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) DNS
1 4 (2.90%) iSCSI
1 4 (2.90%) Kerberos
1 4 (2.90%) NAS
1 4 (2.90%) Network Security
1 4 (2.90%) OpenLDAP
1 4 (2.90%) SAN
2 3 (2.17%) HTTP
3 2 (1.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.25%) Big Data
3 8 (5.80%) MySQL
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.90%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.17%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.17%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.17%) OLAP
7 3 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (2.17%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Selenium
2 14 (10.14%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.97%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.25%) JUnit
5 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.62%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.90%) Maven
9 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.45%) Ant
10 2 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (1.45%) FishEye
10 2 (1.45%) Gradle
10 2 (1.45%) JIRA
10 2 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.45%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.72%) Hudson
11 1 (0.72%) NMock
11 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.72%) TestNG
General
1 45 (32.61%) Finance
2 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.52%) Marketing
4 6 (4.35%) Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Advertising
5 4 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.17%) Games
7 2 (1.45%) Electronics
7 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (24.64%) Developer
2 31 (22.46%) Analyst
3 15 (10.87%) Project Manager
3 15 (10.87%) Test Analyst
4 13 (9.42%) QA Analyst
5 11 (7.97%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.97%) SQL Developer
5 11 (7.97%) Test Leader
5 11 (7.97%) Tester
6 10 (7.25%) Development Manager
7 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 8 (5.80%) Java Scala Developer
8 8 (5.80%) PHP Developer
8 8 (5.80%) QA Leader
8 8 (5.80%) Scala Developer
9 6 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (3.62%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.91%) .NET
2 15 (10.87%) SOAP
3 14 (10.14%) CSS
3 14 (10.14%) HTML
4 12 (8.70%) Ajax
4 12 (8.70%) REST
5 11 (7.97%) jQuery
6 10 (7.25%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.25%) Node.js
7 9 (6.52%) HTML5
7 9 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (6.52%) Web Services
8 8 (5.80%) CodeIgniter
8 8 (5.80%) CSS3
9 5 (3.62%) COM
9 5 (3.62%) XML
10 4 (2.90%) Spring
11 3 (2.17%) J2EE
11 3 (2.17%) JSON
11 3 (2.17%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.14%) Fintech
3 8 (5.80%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.07%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.62%) User Experience
6 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.17%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.45%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.45%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.45%) Statistics
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.97%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Linux
3 6 (4.35%) CentOS
3 6 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.46%) SDLC
3 25 (18.12%) Project Management
4 24 (17.39%) Scrum
5 21 (15.22%) Waterfall
6 19 (13.77%) TDD
7 18 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (10.87%) BDD
8 15 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (10.87%) MVC
9 14 (10.14%) Test Automation
10 13 (9.42%) Software Testing
10 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (9.42%) Test Planning
10 13 (9.42%) User Stories
11 12 (8.70%) Manual Testing
11 12 (8.70%) People Management
11 12 (8.70%) Software Delivery
11 12 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 11 (7.97%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.61%) SQL
2 34 (24.64%) C#
3 23 (16.67%) Java
4 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.42%) Scala
6 8 (5.80%) PHP
7 5 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.62%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.90%) Python
9 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.45%) Groovy
10 2 (1.45%) R
11 1 (0.72%) C
11 1 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.72%) Perl
11 1 (0.72%) Ruby
11 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) ISEB
2 10 (7.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.07%) PMP
4 4 (2.90%) Degree
5 2 (1.45%) MBA
5 2 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.45%) RHCE
5 2 (1.45%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) NFS
1 4 (2.90%) Squid
2 1 (0.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.52%) Oracle
3 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.90%) Alterian
4 4 (2.90%) EMC
4 4 (2.90%) IBM
4 4 (2.90%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.45%) SAP
5 2 (1.45%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.72%) HP
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