The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Wales region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 19 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 2.13% 9.47% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.00% 50.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 0
Average salary £26,000 £28,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
5 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 5.32% 18.95% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 1
Average salary £22,250 £28,500 £18,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.92% +54.05%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Wales

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
Job Locations in West Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Swansea 0 2 £26,000 -8.77% 1
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) HND
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) NCover
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) NUnit
2 2 (33.33%) CruiseControl

QA
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 3 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) NUnit
1 2 (33.33%) CruiseControl
1 2 (33.33%) NCover
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) HND
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft