The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bridgend with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales / Bridgend
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing QA 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bridgend 5.26% - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Median salary £25,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bridgend with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Bridgend
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2 6 5
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bridgend 10.53% 9.23% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 4
Median salary £32,750 £50,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.50% +25.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £37,000 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £38,550 £41,500 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bridgend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bridgend citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Bridgend

QA
Salary Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Bridgend.

Salary trend for QA in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Bridgend region with a requirement for QA.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgend 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft