Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 60 40
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 76 76 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.50% 4.01% 5.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 43.43% 37.44% 37.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 72 106
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £24,325 £30,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £85,000 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +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 175 203 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.67% 10.72% 14.89%
Number of salaries quoted 140 174 303
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £22,800
90th Percentile £62,500 £71,750 £48,750
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.57% -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

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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

QA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in South Wales over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 +21 50 £40,500 -10.00% 3
Newport -4 10 £38,000 -52.50% 5
Torfaen +1 6 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Gwent - 2 £38,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £38,500 -
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 48 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) Scrum
2 34 (44.74%) SQL
3 24 (31.58%) Finance
4 21 (27.63%) Java
4 21 (27.63%) Test Automation
5 19 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.42%) JUnit
8 14 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (18.42%) REST
8 14 (18.42%) Selenium
9 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
10 12 (15.79%) Spring
10 12 (15.79%) User Stories
10 12 (15.79%) Relational Database
10 12 (15.79%) SDLC
11 11 (14.47%) C#
11 11 (14.47%) SOAP
11 11 (14.47%) Python
11 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
12 10 (13.16%) Web Services
12 10 (13.16%) HTML
12 10 (13.16%) T-SQL
12 10 (13.16%) MySQL
12 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
12 10 (13.16%) BDD
12 10 (13.16%) Release Management
13 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server

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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 8 (10.53%) CMS
2 7 (9.21%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (7.89%) Umbraco
4 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) Apache Pig
5 3 (3.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.63%) Apache
7 1 (1.32%) Drupal
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) JBoss
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.95%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (13.16%) MySQL
4 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.95%) Power BI
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.63%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) JUnit
1 14 (18.42%) Selenium
2 9 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.21%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.26%) Ant
6 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.26%) Gradle
6 4 (5.26%) Maven
6 4 (5.26%) Subversion
6 4 (5.26%) TestNG
7 3 (3.95%) JIRA
8 2 (2.63%) JMeter
8 2 (2.63%) NUnit
8 2 (2.63%) Protractor
8 2 (2.63%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.32%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (3.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Electronics
4 2 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) QA Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.53%) Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.21%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.89%) Systems Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Java Scala Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Scala Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.58%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Software QA Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) REST
2 12 (15.79%) Spring
3 11 (14.47%) SOAP
4 10 (13.16%) HTML
4 10 (13.16%) Web Services
5 9 (11.84%) .NET
5 9 (11.84%) XML
6 8 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 8 (10.53%) CSS
6 8 (10.53%) jQuery
6 8 (10.53%) RESTful
7 7 (9.21%) React
8 6 (7.89%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (7.89%) RequireJS
9 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.26%) JPA
9 4 (5.26%) XML Schema
10 3 (3.95%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 2 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (2.63%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 9 (11.84%) Fintech
3 4 (5.26%) e-Learning
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.63%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.63%) Interactive TV
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.32%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) Scrum
3 21 (27.63%) Test Automation
4 19 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 14 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (15.79%) SDLC
6 12 (15.79%) User Stories
7 10 (13.16%) BDD
7 10 (13.16%) Release Management
7 10 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
8 9 (11.84%) Static Code Analysis
9 8 (10.53%) Analytics
9 8 (10.53%) CMMI
9 8 (10.53%) DevOps
9 8 (10.53%) Kanban
9 8 (10.53%) Line Management
10 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (9.21%) Microservices
10 7 (9.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) SQL
2 21 (27.63%) Java
3 18 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C#
4 11 (14.47%) Python
5 10 (13.16%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.21%) Perl
6 7 (9.21%) PHP
6 7 (9.21%) Scala
7 6 (7.89%) C
8 5 (6.58%) Ruby
9 3 (3.95%) R
9 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.63%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.63%) VBA
11 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 7 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.89%) HND
4 4 (5.26%) ISEB
5 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Data Guard
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Sitecore
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) TOWER Software
5 2 (2.63%) Coverity
5 2 (2.63%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Twitter