Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 54 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +32
Permanent jobs citing QA 67 65 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.63% 4.25% 5.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.41% 27.90% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 54 60 99
South Wales median annual salary £45,000 £39,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.65% -5.42% +10.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,175 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £51,250 £53,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +7.38%

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 158 233 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.93% 15.24% 13.63%
Number of salaries quoted 138 201 277
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +18.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £22,350 £26,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -10.26%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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 +3 60 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Torfaen 0 4 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Newport +7 2 £46,000 +15.00%
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 40 (59.70%) Test Automation
2 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (52.24%) Selenium
4 34 (50.75%) Java
5 30 (44.78%) TDD
5 30 (44.78%) BDD
6 28 (41.79%) REST
7 26 (38.81%) Cucumber
8 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (29.85%) JUnit
9 20 (29.85%) Finance
10 19 (28.36%) Protractor
11 18 (26.87%) Acceptance Criteria
11 18 (26.87%) Web Services
12 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
12 17 (25.37%) WebDriver
13 16 (23.88%) Fintech
13 16 (23.88%) Scrum
14 15 (22.39%) Issue Tracking
15 12 (17.91%) C#
15 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
15 12 (17.91%) SDET
15 12 (17.91%) Microservices
16 11 (16.42%) NoSQL
17 10 (14.93%) Spring
18 9 (13.43%) Project Management
18 9 (13.43%) JMeter
18 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
18 9 (13.43%) Go
19 8 (11.94%) QA Automation

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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 (7.46%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.49%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 35 (52.24%) Selenium
2 26 (38.81%) Cucumber
3 20 (29.85%) JUnit
4 19 (28.36%) Protractor
5 17 (25.37%) WebDriver
6 9 (13.43%) JMeter
6 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
8 5 (7.46%) JIRA
9 4 (5.97%) Ant
9 4 (5.97%) Gradle
9 4 (5.97%) Maven
9 4 (5.97%) Subversion
9 4 (5.97%) TestNG
10 2 (2.99%) Gerrit
10 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
11 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Games
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Tester
2 12 (17.91%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) QA Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Analyst
5 9 (13.43%) Java Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) QA Leader
7 7 (10.45%) Developer in Test
8 6 (8.96%) QA Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Agile Coach
11 3 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
11 3 (4.48%) QA Automation Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (41.79%) REST
2 18 (26.87%) Web Services
3 10 (14.93%) Spring
4 8 (11.94%) SOAP
5 7 (10.45%) Spring Boot
6 5 (7.46%) HTML
6 5 (7.46%) Swagger
7 4 (5.97%) CSS
7 4 (5.97%) RESTful
7 4 (5.97%) XML
8 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.48%) CSS3
8 3 (4.48%) HTML5
9 2 (2.99%) LESS
9 2 (2.99%) Sass
9 2 (2.99%) XML Schema
10 1 (1.49%) .NET
10 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.49%) JPA
10 1 (1.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Fintech
2 6 (8.96%) User Experience
3 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.97%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.49%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.49%) Android
1 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) Test Automation
2 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (44.78%) BDD
3 30 (44.78%) TDD
4 22 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (26.87%) Acceptance Criteria
6 17 (25.37%) Software Testing
7 16 (23.88%) Scrum
8 15 (22.39%) Issue Tracking
9 12 (17.91%) Microservices
9 12 (17.91%) SDET
9 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Project Management
11 8 (11.94%) QA Automation
12 7 (10.45%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (8.96%) Software Engineering
13 6 (8.96%) User Stories
14 5 (7.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) Java
2 12 (17.91%) C#
3 9 (13.43%) Go
4 7 (10.45%) SQL
5 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) Python
7 3 (4.48%) C
7 3 (4.48%) Ruby
8 2 (2.99%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) R
9 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.49%) ISEB
3 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.49%) GCP
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle
1 2 (2.99%) Progress
2 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.49%) Remedy
2 1 (1.49%) TOWER Software
2 1 (1.49%) Twitter