The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Torfaen 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales / Torfaen
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 14 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10  
Permanent jobs citing QA 3 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Torfaen 9.09% 20.62% 8.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.50% 83.33% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 18 5
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -17.58%  
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 Torfaen with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Torfaen
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 8 24 11
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Torfaen 24.24% 24.74% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 6
Median salary £45,269 £37,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.71% -6.83%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Torfaen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Torfaen 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 Torfaen

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Salary Trend in Torfaen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Torfaen.

Salary trend for QA in Torfaen

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Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cwmbran +4 3 £32,500 -13.33%
QA
South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 Torfaen region with a requirement for QA.

1 2 (50.00%) SLA
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Data Entry
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (25.00%) NAS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Torfaen 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Data Entry
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat