Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > North Wales
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Wales 7.61% 5.48% 8.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 63.64% 57.14% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
North Wales median annual salary £48,750 - £40,250
10th Percentile £44,125 - £31,250
90th Percentile £52,375 - £47,500
Wales median annual salary £34,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.75% +6.67% -6.25%

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 11 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in North Wales 11.96% 9.59% 24.05%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 12
North Wales median annual salary £42,500 £34,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.19% -2.82% -24.47%
10th Percentile £35,000 £21,550 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,875 £47,850 £47,375
Wales median annual salary £37,750 £40,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.21% +15.00% -12.50%

QA
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

QA
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

QA
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 24 June 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
Wrexham - 4 - - 1
Gwynedd - 2 £48,750 -
Flintshire -2 1 - - 1
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Games
4 2 (28.57%) JMS
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) JPA
5 1 (14.29%) REST

QA
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 (14.29%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Tester
1 4 (57.14%) QA Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Software QA Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) JMS
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 1 (14.29%) JPA
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
3 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Test Strategy
3 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java 8
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle