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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Permanent jobs citing QA 47 49 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 3.42% 3.64% 4.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.17% 31.82% 43.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32 48 57
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% +4.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £41,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
120 154 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 8.72% 11.43% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 93 124 127
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -19 31 £35,000 +9.37% 5
North Wales - 7 £29,750 -
West Wales +14 5 - -
QA
UK

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Software Testing
3 30 (32.61%) Degree
4 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 27 (29.35%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (28.26%) Scrum
7 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (25.00%) SQL
8 21 (22.83%) Automated Testing
8 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
9 20 (21.74%) Selenium
10 19 (20.65%) .NET
11 18 (19.57%) C#
12 17 (18.48%) Linux
12 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
12 17 (18.48%) ISEB
13 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 15 (16.30%) Java
14 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
15 14 (15.22%) SDLC
16 13 (14.13%) Perl
16 13 (14.13%) PHP
16 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
16 13 (14.13%) HTTP
17 12 (13.04%) Windows
18 11 (11.96%) Finance
18 11 (11.96%) RESTful
19 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
19 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
19 10 (10.87%) Ruby

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 6 (6.52%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.43%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.43%) Jetty
2 5 (5.43%) nginx
2 5 (5.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) PaaS
2 6 (6.52%) SaaS
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (5.43%) Route 53
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon S3
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.13%) HTTP
2 8 (8.70%) SNMP
2 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.70%) IGMP
2 8 (8.70%) RTSP
2 8 (8.70%) Multicast
2 8 (8.70%) Unicast
3 6 (6.52%) Firewall
4 5 (5.43%) DHCP
4 5 (5.43%) DNS
4 5 (5.43%) Network Security
5 4 (4.35%) RFID
6 1 (1.09%) LAN
6 1 (1.09%) WAN
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.78%) Big Data
3 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.09%) QlikView
5 1 (1.09%) Informix
Development Applications
1 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
2 20 (21.74%) Selenium
3 10 (10.87%) JIRA
4 9 (9.78%) Behat
5 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.61%) Maven
7 5 (5.43%) JUnit
7 5 (5.43%) JMeter
7 5 (5.43%) Hudson
8 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.17%) NetBeans
9 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.09%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Marketing
3 4 (4.35%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Automotive
4 3 (3.26%) Advertising
4 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (31.52%) Analyst
2 20 (21.74%) QA Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Tester
4 11 (11.96%) Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) QA Tester
5 10 (10.87%) Team Leader
5 10 (10.87%) Quality Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Automated Tester
6 8 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Senior QA Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (7.61%) QA Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Tester
8 6 (6.52%) Senior QA Tester
9 5 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) C# Software Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) .NET
2 11 (11.96%) RESTful
3 8 (8.70%) Web Services
3 8 (8.70%) REST
3 8 (8.70%) HTML
4 6 (6.52%) XML
4 6 (6.52%) CSS
5 5 (5.43%) Servlets
5 5 (5.43%) SOAP
5 5 (5.43%) Ajax
6 3 (3.26%) HTML5
7 2 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.17%) Java EE
8 1 (1.09%) Velocity
8 1 (1.09%) WCF
8 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.09%) jQuery
8 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (16.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.78%) DTV
4 8 (8.70%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.43%) Private Cloud
6 5 (5.43%) Digital Media
7 4 (4.35%) Web 2.0
8 3 (3.26%) User Experience
9 1 (1.09%) Statistics
9 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Windows
3 6 (6.52%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (5.43%) Android
4 5 (5.43%) CentOS
4 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.35%) Mac OS
6 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Software Testing
3 28 (30.43%) Test Automation
4 26 (28.26%) Scrum
5 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (22.83%) Automated Testing
7 17 (18.48%) E-Commerce
8 14 (15.22%) SDLC
9 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.87%) Software Engineering
9 10 (10.87%) Test Scripting
10 9 (9.78%) Manual Testing
10 9 (9.78%) Web Design
10 9 (9.78%) Test Planning
10 9 (9.78%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (9.78%) Automation Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.61%) Time Management
11 7 (7.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.00%) SQL
2 18 (19.57%) C#
3 15 (16.30%) Java
4 13 (14.13%) Perl
4 13 (14.13%) PHP
5 10 (10.87%) Ruby
6 8 (8.70%) Korn
6 8 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.52%) C++
8 6 (6.52%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.35%) C
9 4 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.35%) Python
9 4 (4.35%) Embedded C
9 4 (4.35%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.17%) XAML
11 1 (1.09%) COBOL
11 1 (1.09%) VBScript
11 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) Degree
2 17 (18.48%) ISEB
3 9 (9.78%) HND
4 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Puppet
2 5 (5.43%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle
2 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.43%) SAP
3 5 (5.43%) RightScale
4 2 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (1.09%) Juniper
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco
5 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.09%) Websense
5 1 (1.09%) Telerik
5 1 (1.09%) Blue Coat
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30k - 40k per year
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30,000 to £40,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £15,000 - £15,500 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £23,000 to £36,000 per annum
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