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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank - 15 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 0 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales - 7.69% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 83.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £29,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
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
2 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 2.44% 9.23% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 7
Average salary £20,000 £29,500 £18,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.20% +59.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) NCover
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) NUnit
1 2 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (100.00%) NCover
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft