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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 46 69
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23  
Permanent jobs citing QA 42 47 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.89% 4.17% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.66% 33.10% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 39 38 27
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,354
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £57,800 £45,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 137 142 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.21% 12.59% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 109 122 137
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 +18 34 £40,000 - 5
Torfaen +4 3 £35,000 -
Newport +3 3 £42,500 -10.52%
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Test Automation
3 24 (34.78%) Scrum
4 22 (31.88%) Finance
5 19 (27.54%) SQL
6 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (21.74%) Selenium
7 15 (21.74%) Project Management
8 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
9 13 (18.84%) SDLC
9 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
9 13 (18.84%) Java
10 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.49%) Degree
11 10 (14.49%) RESTful
11 10 (14.49%) C
12 9 (13.04%) Subversion
12 9 (13.04%) Oracle
12 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
13 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
13 8 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
14 7 (10.14%) Games
14 7 (10.14%) MySQL
14 7 (10.14%) Line Management
14 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
14 7 (10.14%) Task Automation
14 7 (10.14%) JIRA
14 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing

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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 5 (7.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Skype
2 4 (5.80%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.80%) WebEx
3 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) MySQL
3 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) GIS
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.45%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.45%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Subversion
3 8 (11.59%) Cucumber
4 7 (10.14%) JIRA
5 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.90%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.45%) NMock
8 1 (1.45%) NUnit
8 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Games
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.25%) Billing
5 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.90%) Electronics
6 2 (2.90%) Marketing
6 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.45%) Advertising
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) Military
7 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (36.23%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Tester
4 10 (14.49%) QA Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Software QA Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Software Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Test Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Business Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) QA Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) QA Test Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.14%) QA Specialist
7 7 (10.14%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) QA Automation Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Software Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) UAT Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.35%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.35%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) RESTful
2 6 (8.70%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) CSS
2 6 (8.70%) HTML
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
3 5 (7.25%) Spring
4 4 (5.80%) Angular 2
4 4 (5.80%) CSS3
4 4 (5.80%) HTML5
4 4 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.90%) jQuery
5 2 (2.90%) XML
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) LESS
6 1 (1.45%) React
6 1 (1.45%) REST
6 1 (1.45%) SOAP
6 1 (1.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Fintech
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.03%) Test Automation
3 24 (34.78%) Scrum
4 15 (21.74%) Project Management
5 14 (20.29%) Test Strategy
6 13 (18.84%) SDLC
6 13 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (15.94%) Test Scripting
8 8 (11.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (10.14%) Line Management
9 7 (10.14%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
9 7 (10.14%) Task Automation
10 6 (8.70%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.70%) User Stories
11 5 (7.25%) Product Management
11 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.25%) TDD
11 5 (7.25%) Time Management
11 5 (7.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 13 (18.84%) Java
3 10 (14.49%) C
4 6 (8.70%) C#
4 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) Scala
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.35%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) PMO
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco
3 4 (5.80%) Twitter
4 3 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 2 (2.90%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.45%) Adobe
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Sage
6 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 25 day’s holiday, personal pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago