Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > North Wales
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -3
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Wales 19.35% 4.76% 7.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.00% 28.57% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 5
North Wales median annual salary £35,000 - £37,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.66% +18.57%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 24 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Wales 25.81% 16.67% 19.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 9
North Wales median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -26.67% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £18,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £46,650 £46,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in North Wales

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Wales.

Job vacancy trend for QA in North Wales

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Salary Trend in North Wales

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

Salary trend for QA in North Wales

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Salary Histogram in North Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in North Wales over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in North Wales

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Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the North Wales region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gwynedd - 13 £35,000 - 1
Flintshire +4 4 - - 2
Wrexham - 1 - -
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
2 12 (66.67%) Coaching
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 12 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Open Source
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
7 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) Scrum
7 2 (11.11%) Advertising
7 2 (11.11%) Web Services
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
8 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (5.56%) Java 8
8 1 (5.56%) Microservices
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery

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Co-occurring IT Skills in North 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) JPA
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
2 12 (66.67%) Coaching
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps
7 1 (5.56%) Microservices
7 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java 8
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft