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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 60 39 52
Rank change year-on-year -21 +13  
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 74 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.14% 5.96% 4.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.68% 42.29% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 22 62 41
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 114 175 136
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 13.24% 14.09% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 103 155 115
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 21 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Torfaen -2 2 - - 1
Newport -4 1 £32,500 -43.46%
Bridgend - 1 £25,500 -
QA
Wales

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Strategy
3 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (24.59%) Scrum
4 15 (24.59%) Selenium
5 14 (22.95%) Mentoring
6 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 13 (21.31%) TDD
7 12 (19.67%) Java
7 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
8 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
8 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (18.03%) SQL
8 11 (18.03%) Games
9 9 (14.75%) Finance
9 9 (14.75%) Degree
9 9 (14.75%) Big Data
10 8 (13.11%) Scala
10 8 (13.11%) Hadoop
10 8 (13.11%) BDD
10 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.11%) Python
11 7 (11.48%) Project Management
11 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
11 7 (11.48%) NoSQL
11 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (11.48%) SDLC
12 6 (9.84%) Hortonworks
12 6 (9.84%) Cloudera

QA
Top Related 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 6 (9.84%) Apache Spark
1 6 (9.84%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (9.84%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.20%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Skype
1 5 (8.20%) Unified Communications
1 5 (8.20%) WebEx
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.28%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.28%) NAS
2 2 (3.28%) Network Security
2 2 (3.28%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 1 (1.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Big Data
2 8 (13.11%) Hadoop
3 7 (11.48%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (9.84%) HBase
4 6 (9.84%) MongoDB
4 6 (9.84%) Sqoop
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) JUnit
2 2 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Ant
3 1 (1.64%) CocoaPods
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Gradle
3 1 (1.64%) Maven
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) TestNG
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 11 (18.03%) Games
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.20%) Billing
5 2 (3.28%) Advertising
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Military
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Software Tester
2 11 (18.03%) Test Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Tester
3 10 (16.39%) Developer
4 9 (14.75%) QA Tester
4 9 (14.75%) Software QA Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Big Data Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Java Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) QA Specialist
6 5 (8.20%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) UAT Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) RESTful
3 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.28%) jQuery
3 2 (3.28%) REST
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Spring
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) XML
4 1 (1.64%) Ajax
4 1 (1.64%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) AVFoundation
4 1 (1.64%) Core Data
4 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.28%) Fintech
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) CentOS
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Strategy
3 15 (24.59%) Scrum
4 14 (22.95%) Mentoring
5 13 (21.31%) TDD
5 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
7 11 (18.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (13.11%) BDD
8 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.48%) Project Management
9 7 (11.48%) SDLC
10 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Line Management
12 4 (6.56%) ITIL
12 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
12 4 (6.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 8 (13.11%) Python
3 8 (13.11%) Scala
4 6 (9.84%) Go
4 6 (9.84%) Ruby
5 3 (4.92%) C
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.56%) ISEB
4 3 (4.92%) PMP
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) PMO
2 3 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) HDFS
2 2 (3.28%) NFS
2 2 (3.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Cloudera
1 6 (9.84%) Hortonworks
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) IBM
3 4 (6.56%) TOWER Software
4 2 (3.28%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) Sage
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
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