Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 45 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 72 116 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.01% 5.32% 3.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.62% 41.13% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 57 106 78
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.45% +12.21%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,625 £27,125
90th Percentile £54,550 £85,000 £46,750
Wales median annual salary £33,934 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -20.16% +18.06% +10.77%

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 173 282 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.05% 12.94% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 148 247 255
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,675 £20,600 £22,050
90th Percentile £57,875 £65,000 £54,500
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +9 55 £40,500 -10.00% 6
Newport -16 8 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Torfaen -2 2 £41,250 -2.94%
Gwent - 2 £38,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £38,500 -
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.67%) Scrum
3 29 (40.28%) SQL
4 26 (36.11%) Finance
5 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
6 20 (27.78%) Java
7 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
8 16 (22.22%) Selenium
9 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
9 14 (19.44%) C#
10 12 (16.67%) .NET
10 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.28%) Test Scripting
11 11 (15.28%) Process Improvement
11 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
12 10 (13.89%) BDD
12 10 (13.89%) RESTful
13 9 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (12.50%) Release Management
13 9 (12.50%) User Stories
13 9 (12.50%) CMS
14 8 (11.11%) JUnit
14 8 (11.11%) C
14 8 (11.11%) T-SQL
14 8 (11.11%) SOAP
14 8 (11.11%) Web Services
14 8 (11.11%) Spring
14 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
14 8 (11.11%) REST

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 9 (12.50%) CMS
2 8 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (6.94%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.39%) JBoss
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.94%) MySQL
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.78%) Big Data
5 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.39%) GIS
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) HPCC
6 1 (1.39%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Selenium
2 9 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.11%) JUnit
4 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (4.17%) JMeter
7 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.17%) Subversion
8 2 (2.78%) ClearQuest
8 2 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.39%) Gradle
9 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.39%) Maven
9 1 (1.39%) NMock
9 1 (1.39%) Protractor
9 1 (1.39%) TestNG
General
1 26 (36.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (4.17%) Electronics
3 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Tester
5 8 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Software QA Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Java Scala Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Scala Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Systems Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (13.89%) RESTful
3 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 8 (11.11%) REST
3 8 (11.11%) SOAP
3 8 (11.11%) Spring
3 8 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (8.33%) CSS
4 6 (8.33%) HTML
4 6 (8.33%) jQuery
5 5 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (6.94%) React
5 5 (6.94%) RequireJS
6 4 (5.56%) XML
7 3 (4.17%) Angular 2
7 3 (4.17%) CSS3
7 3 (4.17%) HTML5
7 3 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.78%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Fintech
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.39%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Unix
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.67%) Scrum
3 23 (31.94%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.28%) Process Improvement
4 11 (15.28%) Test Scripting
5 10 (13.89%) BDD
6 9 (12.50%) Release Management
6 9 (12.50%) User Stories
7 8 (11.11%) SDLC
7 8 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.72%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.72%) Project Management
9 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Kanban
9 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.33%) Static Code Analysis
9 6 (8.33%) TDD
9 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Java
3 14 (19.44%) C#
3 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.11%) C
4 8 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.33%) Python
5 6 (8.33%) Scala
6 4 (5.56%) Ruby
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
9 1 (1.39%) C++
9 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) HND
3 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.17%) ISEB
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Data Guard
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Sitecore
3 6 (8.33%) TOWER Software
4 5 (6.94%) Oracle
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 3 (4.17%) Twitter
6 1 (1.39%) Sencha