Period
to 25 April 2019

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 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 49 69
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20 -27
Permanent jobs citing QA 99 70 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.75% 5.07% 3.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 45.00% 41.67% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 88 52 54
South Wales median annual salary £40,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.95% -2.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £30,375
90th Percentile £57,250 £55,000 £85,000
Wales median annual salary £38,575 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.19% -14.44% +20.00%

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 220 168 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.01% 12.16% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 200 137 188
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,550 £61,750 £62,500
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £39,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% -0.63% +9.59%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South Wales over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +14 79 £42,500 -2.86% 1
Newport +7 8 £41,000 -6.82%
Bridgend - 4 £27,500 -
Neath Port Talbot - 4 £36,250 -
Torfaen +4 3 £32,500 -33.33%
Gwent - 1 - -
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 77 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 34 (34.34%) SQL
4 29 (29.29%) Scrum
5 22 (22.22%) Finance
5 22 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 20 (20.20%) Selenium
7 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
8 18 (18.18%) Business Analysis
9 16 (16.16%) Test Management
9 16 (16.16%) Java
10 14 (14.14%) JIRA
11 13 (13.13%) ISTQB
11 13 (13.13%) Manual Testing
11 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
11 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
12 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
12 12 (12.12%) SDLC
12 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 12 (12.12%) Front End Development
12 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (11.11%) IT Strategy
13 11 (11.11%) Fintech
13 11 (11.11%) PHP
13 11 (11.11%) Test Strategy
13 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 11 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
13 11 (11.11%) Jenkins

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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 9 (9.09%) Confluence
2 4 (4.04%) JBoss
2 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.03%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) WordPress
5 1 (1.01%) CMS
5 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.01%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) GitHub
2 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.02%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.01%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.13%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.08%) MySQL
4 6 (6.06%) Big Data
5 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.02%) OLTP
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.01%) DB2
7 1 (1.01%) OLAP
7 1 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) Selenium
2 14 (14.14%) JIRA
3 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
6 8 (8.08%) Subversion
7 7 (7.07%) GitLab
7 7 (7.07%) JMeter
8 6 (6.06%) Protractor
9 5 (5.05%) Maven
9 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (4.04%) JUnit
10 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.03%) Bugzilla
12 1 (1.01%) Ant
12 1 (1.01%) Hudson
12 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
12 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 8 (8.08%) Marketing
4 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.04%) Electronics
5 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.03%) Automotive
6 3 (3.03%) Games
6 3 (3.03%) Law
6 3 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (36.36%) Analyst
2 19 (19.19%) Developer
3 18 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Agile Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Digital Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) IT Business Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Technical Business Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) IT Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Test Engineer
7 8 (8.08%) QA Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) QA Leader
9 6 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (6.06%) JIRA Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.05%) QA Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
1 10 (10.10%) RESTful
2 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.08%) HTML
3 5 (5.05%) Ext JS
3 5 (5.05%) LESS
3 5 (5.05%) REST
3 5 (5.05%) Sass
3 5 (5.05%) Web Services
4 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.04%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (4.04%) Apache Camel
4 4 (4.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.04%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.04%) JMS
4 4 (4.04%) JPA
4 4 (4.04%) Spring
5 3 (3.03%) CSS
5 3 (3.03%) HTML5
5 3 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Fintech
2 9 (9.09%) User Experience
3 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Android
2 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.39%) Test Automation
3 29 (29.29%) Scrum
4 22 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 19 (19.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (18.18%) Business Analysis
7 16 (16.16%) Test Management
8 13 (13.13%) Manual Testing
9 12 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (12.12%) Front End Development
9 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (12.12%) SDLC
10 11 (11.11%) Functional Testing
10 11 (11.11%) IT Strategy
10 11 (11.11%) OWASP
10 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 11 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
10 11 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 10 (10.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.34%) SQL
2 19 (19.19%) JavaScript
3 16 (16.16%) Java
4 11 (11.11%) PHP
5 8 (8.08%) C#
6 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
6 7 (7.07%) Python
7 6 (6.06%) C++
8 4 (4.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) COBOL
10 1 (1.01%) ES6
10 1 (1.01%) ES7
10 1 (1.01%) Ruby
10 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.08%) ISEB
3 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.02%) MCP
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Ansible
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 9 (9.09%) SAP
2 8 (8.08%) Oracle
3 5 (5.05%) Google
4 4 (4.04%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.03%) Apple
6 2 (2.02%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.01%) Adobe
7 1 (1.01%) Citrix
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) Tealium