Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 46 63
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 114 129 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.63% 4.94% 3.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.43% 37.61% 32.15%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 83
Wales median annual salary £33,934 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.16% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £78,000 £43,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 282 343 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.93% 13.14% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 219 271 278
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,500 £19,250 £20,850
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Wales

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Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for QA in Wales

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Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Wales

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Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 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
South Wales +2 70 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Wales +9 37 £32,500 +6.56% 1
North Wales +2 7 £25,000 -31.51% 3
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UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (28.95%) SQL
4 31 (27.19%) Business Transformation
5 29 (25.44%) Scrum
6 28 (24.56%) Finance
7 25 (21.93%) Test Automation
8 23 (20.18%) Software Engineering
9 21 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (17.54%) Java
11 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 18 (15.79%) Software Delivery
12 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
12 17 (14.91%) Selenium
12 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
13 15 (13.16%) SEO
14 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
14 14 (12.28%) C#
14 14 (12.28%) Problem Management
15 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
15 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
16 12 (10.53%) .NET
17 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
17 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
18 10 (8.77%) Process Improvement
18 10 (8.77%) BDD
18 10 (8.77%) RESTful
18 10 (8.77%) Degree
19 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
19 9 (7.89%) SOAP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (7.02%) CMS
2 7 (6.14%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (3.51%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.39%) MySQL
4 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.75%) Big Data
5 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.75%) GIS
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.75%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.88%) HPCC
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 17 (14.91%) Selenium
2 8 (7.02%) JUnit
2 8 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.63%) JMeter
6 3 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.63%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.63%) Subversion
7 2 (1.75%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.88%) Ant
8 1 (0.88%) Gradle
8 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.88%) NUnit
8 1 (0.88%) Protractor
8 1 (0.88%) TestNG
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Games
3 3 (2.63%) Electronics
3 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.63%) Marketing
3 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) Developer
2 22 (19.30%) Software Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) Analyst
4 15 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Applications Engineer
5 14 (12.28%) Applications Support
5 14 (12.28%) Applications Support Engineer
6 12 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 12 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 11 (9.65%) Tester
8 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
8 8 (7.02%) Software Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) QA Tester
9 6 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
10 5 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Java Scala Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Scala Developer
10 5 (4.39%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 10 (8.77%) RESTful
3 9 (7.89%) SOAP
4 8 (7.02%) REST
4 8 (7.02%) Spring
4 8 (7.02%) Web Services
5 7 (6.14%) AngularJS
6 6 (5.26%) CSS
6 6 (5.26%) HTML
6 6 (5.26%) jQuery
7 4 (3.51%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.51%) React
7 4 (3.51%) RequireJS
7 4 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.51%) XML
8 3 (2.63%) Angular 2
8 3 (2.63%) CSS3
8 3 (2.63%) HTML5
9 2 (1.75%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.26%) Fintech
4 3 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.19%) Business Transformation
3 29 (25.44%) Scrum
4 25 (21.93%) Test Automation
5 23 (20.18%) Software Engineering
6 21 (18.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (15.79%) Software Delivery
8 15 (13.16%) SEO
9 14 (12.28%) Problem Management
10 13 (11.40%) Test Scripting
11 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
12 10 (8.77%) BDD
12 10 (8.77%) Process Improvement
13 9 (7.89%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.89%) User Stories
14 8 (7.02%) Release Management
15 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (6.14%) Project Management
15 7 (6.14%) SDLC
15 7 (6.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.95%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) Java
3 14 (12.28%) C#
3 14 (12.28%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.02%) C
5 7 (6.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.26%) Scala
7 5 (4.39%) Python
8 4 (3.51%) Ruby
9 3 (2.63%) PHP
9 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) Degree
4 7 (6.14%) ISTQB
5 5 (4.39%) ISEB
6 4 (3.51%) HND
7 3 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) Data Guard
1 3 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.14%) Sitecore
3 6 (5.26%) Oracle
3 6 (5.26%) SAP
3 6 (5.26%) TOWER Software
4 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.63%) Twitter
5 1 (0.88%) Sencha