The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs citing QA 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 4.08% 4.17% 2.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 100.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Median salary £20,500 £20,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -23.07%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
QA
Wales

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 West Wales region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
7 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 7.14% 4.17% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 4
Median salary £32,500 £20,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+62.50% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,000 £18,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,000 £20,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the West 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 West Wales

QA
Salary Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Wales region.

QA Salary Trend in West Wales

QA
Job Locations in West Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
Swansea -13 4 £20,500 +2.50% 4
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 7 (53.85%) Test Planning
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) User Experience
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) ISEB
7 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.69%) Feasibility Study

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Top Related IT Skills in West 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 3 (23.08%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) QA Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Junior
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Junior Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information Systems
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Usability Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft