Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 38 40
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 81 73 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.13% 5.31% 5.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.69% 37.44% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 67 64 108
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £39,250 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.65% -8.19% +17.12%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,825 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £64,125
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +19.72%

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 South Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 163 195 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.32% 14.17% 13.32%
Number of salaries quoted 142 161 264
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,025 £25,000 £21,075
90th Percentile £67,375 £56,250 £59,625
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in South Wales

QA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for QA in South Wales

QA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South Wales over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in South Wales

QA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
Cardiff -11 70 £45,000 +9.76% 12
Newport +10 6 £52,000 +48.57% 2
Torfaen +2 3 £60,000 +71.43%
Caerphilly +2 1 £50,000 +29.87%
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £35,000 -
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 South Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
2 47 (58.02%) Java
3 46 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (49.38%) Selenium
5 34 (41.98%) BDD
5 34 (41.98%) TDD
6 30 (37.04%) REST
7 29 (35.80%) Cucumber
8 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
10 21 (25.93%) Finance
11 20 (24.69%) JUnit
11 20 (24.69%) Web Services
11 20 (24.69%) Fintech
11 20 (24.69%) Acceptance Criteria
12 19 (23.46%) Protractor
13 18 (22.22%) Microservices
13 18 (22.22%) WebDriver
13 18 (22.22%) C#
14 17 (20.99%) SDET
14 17 (20.99%) Issue Tracking
15 16 (19.75%) NoSQL
15 16 (19.75%) Unit Testing
16 15 (18.52%) Scrum
17 14 (17.28%) JMeter
17 14 (17.28%) Spring
17 14 (17.28%) SoapUI
17 14 (17.28%) Go
18 13 (16.05%) QA Automation
18 13 (16.05%) Spring Boot

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 8 (9.88%) Confluence
2 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.23%) CMS
2 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
3 2 (2.47%) Power BI
4 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.23%) OLAP
4 1 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (49.38%) Selenium
2 29 (35.80%) Cucumber
3 20 (24.69%) JUnit
4 19 (23.46%) Protractor
5 18 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 14 (17.28%) JMeter
6 14 (17.28%) SoapUI
7 10 (12.35%) JIRA
8 8 (9.88%) Git (software)
9 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (4.94%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.70%) Ant
10 3 (3.70%) Gradle
10 3 (3.70%) Maven
10 3 (3.70%) Subversion
10 3 (3.70%) TestNG
11 2 (2.47%) Bugzilla
11 2 (2.47%) Gerrit
11 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
11 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.47%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Tester
2 15 (18.52%) QA Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Java Engineer
4 10 (12.35%) Analyst
5 9 (11.11%) QA Leader
6 7 (8.64%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Developer in Test
7 6 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.94%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.94%) QA Test Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Agile Coach
9 3 (3.70%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.04%) REST
2 20 (24.69%) Web Services
3 14 (17.28%) Spring
4 13 (16.05%) Spring Boot
5 8 (9.88%) Swagger
6 4 (4.94%) SOAP
7 2 (2.47%) .NET
7 2 (2.47%) Apache Camel
7 2 (2.47%) HTML
7 2 (2.47%) Java SE
7 2 (2.47%) JDBC
7 2 (2.47%) JPA
7 2 (2.47%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.47%) XML
7 2 (2.47%) Zuul
8 1 (1.23%) CSS
8 1 (1.23%) React
8 1 (1.23%) Sass
8 1 (1.23%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (1.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Fintech
2 6 (7.41%) User Experience
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.23%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Android
2 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
2 46 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (41.98%) BDD
3 34 (41.98%) TDD
4 26 (32.10%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (27.16%) Software Testing
6 20 (24.69%) Acceptance Criteria
7 18 (22.22%) Microservices
8 17 (20.99%) Issue Tracking
8 17 (20.99%) SDET
9 16 (19.75%) Unit Testing
10 15 (18.52%) Scrum
11 13 (16.05%) QA Automation
12 12 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (13.58%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (9.88%) Coaching
15 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
15 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
15 7 (8.64%) SDLC
15 7 (8.64%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 47 (58.02%) Java
2 18 (22.22%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) Go
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.17%) SQL
5 3 (3.70%) Java 8
5 3 (3.70%) PHP
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (2.47%) Perl
6 2 (2.47%) R
6 2 (2.47%) Ruby
6 2 (2.47%) VBA
7 1 (1.23%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.23%) C
7 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) ISEB
3 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.23%) GDPR
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 3 (3.70%) SAP
2 2 (2.47%) Apple
2 2 (2.47%) Facebook
2 2 (2.47%) Google
2 2 (2.47%) IBM
3 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.23%) HP
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) Progress
3 1 (1.23%) Remedy