Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 62 42
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 62 59 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.69% 3.76% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.99% 26.34% 37.35%
Number of salaries quoted 48 53 97
South Wales median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,575 £31,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £51,000 £59,350
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -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 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 159 224 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.03% 14.26% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 134 190 279
South Wales median annual salary £41,500 £42,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.19% +15.07% -8.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £57,625 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £42,763 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.97% +22.18% -12.50%

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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in South Wales

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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 25 May 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 +1 45 £40,000 - 4
Torfaen +10 7 £50,000 +48.15%
Newport +12 6 £42,000 -16.00% 7
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.16%) Scrum
3 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
4 21 (33.87%) Selenium
5 16 (25.81%) Finance
6 15 (24.19%) Java
6 15 (24.19%) SQL
7 14 (22.58%) BDD
7 14 (22.58%) REST
8 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
9 12 (19.35%) Project Management
9 12 (19.35%) JUnit
9 12 (19.35%) TDD
10 11 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (17.74%) Process Improvement
10 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
12 9 (14.52%) HTML
12 9 (14.52%) Web Services
12 9 (14.52%) XML
12 9 (14.52%) Python
12 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
12 9 (14.52%) Degree
12 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
12 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
13 8 (12.90%) CMMI
13 8 (12.90%) ISO 9001
13 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.90%) SOAP
13 8 (12.90%) MySQL

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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 3 (4.84%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.84%) CMS
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) Drupal
3 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.84%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MySQL
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) Power BI
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Selenium
2 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
3 12 (19.35%) JUnit
4 7 (11.29%) Protractor
4 7 (11.29%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.45%) Ant
6 4 (6.45%) Gradle
6 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.45%) Maven
6 4 (6.45%) Subversion
6 4 (6.45%) TestNG
7 3 (4.84%) JIRA
8 2 (3.23%) Jasmine
8 2 (3.23%) JMeter
8 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.61%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Games
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) QA Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) QA Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Agile Coach
6 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Junior
7 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) REST
2 9 (14.52%) HTML
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
2 9 (14.52%) XML
3 8 (12.90%) SOAP
4 7 (11.29%) CSS
4 7 (11.29%) Spring
5 6 (9.68%) RESTful
6 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
7 4 (6.45%) CSS3
7 4 (6.45%) HTML5
7 4 (6.45%) XML Schema
8 3 (4.84%) .NET
8 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.84%) JPA
9 2 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) LESS
9 2 (3.23%) Sass
9 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.23%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.29%) Fintech
3 6 (9.68%) User Experience
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Cloud Native
4 3 (4.84%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.23%) Digital TV
5 2 (3.23%) Interactive TV
5 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (66.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.16%) Scrum
3 27 (43.55%) Test Automation
4 14 (22.58%) BDD
5 12 (19.35%) Project Management
5 12 (19.35%) TDD
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (17.74%) Process Improvement
7 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
7 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
8 8 (12.90%) CMMI
8 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (11.29%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (11.29%) Line Management
9 7 (11.29%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.29%) User Stories
10 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
10 6 (9.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Java
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.52%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) C#
4 6 (9.68%) Perl
5 5 (8.06%) PHP
5 5 (8.06%) Ruby
6 4 (6.45%) C
7 2 (3.23%) R
7 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) Go
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) HND
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Coverity
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
2 2 (3.23%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.61%) Progress
3 1 (1.61%) Twitter