Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 36 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +14
Permanent jobs citing QA 161 114 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.05% 5.91% 5.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.39% 39.04% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 121 100 122
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £33,934 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.51% -20.16% +21.43%
10th Percentile £26,749 £26,700 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,320 £63,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 296 292 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.81% 15.14% 13.11%
Number of salaries quoted 228 226 280
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,425 £24,500 £20,900
90th Percentile £58,862 £54,844 £58,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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
South Wales -4 77 £45,000 +16.88% 18
West Wales +19 48 £31,100 -4.31% 4
Mid Wales +11 19 - -
North Wales +10 17 £35,000 +55.56% 4
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UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 81 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (46.58%) Java
3 66 (40.99%) Test Automation
4 65 (40.37%) Mentoring
5 44 (27.33%) Selenium
6 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
7 41 (25.47%) C#
8 35 (21.74%) SQL
8 35 (21.74%) Degree
8 35 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (21.12%) REST
10 33 (20.50%) Cucumber
10 33 (20.50%) BDD
10 33 (20.50%) TDD
11 31 (19.25%) Finance
12 27 (16.77%) Scrum
12 27 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (16.77%) Software Testing
12 27 (16.77%) Unit Testing
13 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (15.53%) JUnit
15 24 (14.91%) Git (software)
15 24 (14.91%) Process Improvement
16 23 (14.29%) JIRA
16 23 (14.29%) OO
17 22 (13.66%) Software Engineering
17 22 (13.66%) NoSQL
18 21 (13.04%) Service Delivery
18 21 (13.04%) SQL Server

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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 14 (8.70%) Confluence
2 12 (7.45%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (7.45%) nginx
3 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.62%) IIS
3 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (3.73%) Serverless
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.66%) NoSQL
2 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.35%) MySQL
6 2 (1.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 44 (27.33%) Selenium
2 33 (20.50%) Cucumber
3 25 (15.53%) JUnit
4 24 (14.91%) Git (software)
5 23 (14.29%) JIRA
6 19 (11.80%) Protractor
7 18 (11.18%) WebDriver
8 13 (8.07%) JMeter
8 13 (8.07%) SoapUI
9 12 (7.45%) TeamCity
10 8 (4.97%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.73%) Jasmine
11 6 (3.73%) Mockito
12 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.48%) Bitbucket
13 2 (1.24%) Gradle
13 2 (1.24%) Maven
13 2 (1.24%) Subversion
13 2 (1.24%) TestNG
13 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (19.25%) Finance
2 5 (3.11%) Welsh Language
3 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 3 (1.86%) Advertising
4 3 (1.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.24%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) Games
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) Developer
2 29 (18.01%) Analyst
3 23 (14.29%) Tester
4 22 (13.66%) Software Developer
5 19 (11.80%) IT Analyst
6 15 (9.32%) QA Engineer
7 12 (7.45%) Java Engineer
7 12 (7.45%) Service Analyst
7 12 (7.45%) Software Engineer
8 11 (6.83%) Junior
9 10 (6.21%) Applications Engineer
9 10 (6.21%) Applications Support
9 10 (6.21%) Applications Support Engineer
9 10 (6.21%) QA Tester
9 10 (6.21%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Developer in Test
10 9 (5.59%) Junior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Research Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) QA Automation Engineer
12 7 (4.35%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.12%) REST
2 18 (11.18%) Web Services
3 15 (9.32%) .NET
4 14 (8.70%) Spring
4 14 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 13 (8.07%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.45%) Node.js
7 8 (4.97%) HTML
7 8 (4.97%) Swagger
8 7 (4.35%) CSS
8 7 (4.35%) JSON
8 7 (4.35%) Sass
8 7 (4.35%) XML
9 6 (3.73%) Angular 2
9 6 (3.73%) AngularJS
9 6 (3.73%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (3.73%) GraphQL
9 6 (3.73%) Ionic Framework
10 3 (1.86%) JPA
10 3 (1.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.42%) Management Information System
3 18 (11.18%) Driving Licence
3 18 (11.18%) Fintech
3 18 (11.18%) User Experience
4 15 (9.32%) Mobile App
5 14 (8.70%) e-Learning
6 9 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.86%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.62%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.80%) Unix
2 14 (8.70%) Windows
3 13 (8.07%) Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.99%) Test Automation
3 65 (40.37%) Mentoring
4 35 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
5 33 (20.50%) BDD
5 33 (20.50%) TDD
6 27 (16.77%) Scrum
6 27 (16.77%) Software Testing
6 27 (16.77%) Unit Testing
7 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (14.91%) Process Improvement
9 23 (14.29%) OO
10 22 (13.66%) Software Engineering
11 21 (13.04%) SDET
11 21 (13.04%) Service Delivery
12 20 (12.42%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (12.42%) Coaching
12 20 (12.42%) Release Management
13 19 (11.80%) ITIL
13 19 (11.80%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 75 (46.58%) Java
2 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
3 41 (25.47%) C#
4 35 (21.74%) SQL
5 13 (8.07%) Go
5 13 (8.07%) Ruby
6 12 (7.45%) CoffeeScript
7 9 (5.59%) Python
8 6 (3.73%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.11%) C++
10 4 (2.48%) Java 8
11 2 (1.24%) Perl
11 2 (1.24%) PHP
11 2 (1.24%) R
11 2 (1.24%) VBA
12 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.62%) C
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) ISEB
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.62%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
2 1 (0.62%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.42%) Docker
2 12 (7.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.73%) Puppet
2 6 (3.73%) Terraform
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (1.86%) SAP
4 2 (1.24%) Apple
4 2 (1.24%) Facebook
4 2 (1.24%) Google
4 2 (1.24%) IBM
5 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.62%) HP
5 1 (0.62%) Progress
5 1 (0.62%) Remedy