Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 46 44
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 153 105 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.00% 4.96% 5.05%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 48.57% 32.41% 36.89%
Number of salaries quoted 98 92 117
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £26,749 £29,405 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,844 £51,950
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 315 324 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.47% 15.31% 13.69%
Number of salaries quoted 215 268 307
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -10.26%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,600 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,946 £56,075 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% - +7.78%

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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 16 August 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 16 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
South Wales +2 66 £45,000 +14.65% 14
West Wales +23 42 £30,000 -11.59% 2
Mid Wales +7 36 - -
North Wales +5 8 £48,750 - 5
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 71 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.87%) Mentoring
3 55 (35.95%) JavaScript
4 54 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 52 (33.99%) Java
6 45 (29.41%) SQL
7 43 (28.10%) Selenium
8 41 (26.80%) Degree
8 41 (26.80%) Process Improvement
9 37 (24.18%) Management Information System
10 36 (23.53%) ITIL
10 36 (23.53%) Release Management
10 36 (23.53%) Business Process Improvement
11 35 (22.88%) C#
12 30 (19.61%) BDD
12 30 (19.61%) TDD
13 29 (18.95%) REST
14 26 (16.99%) Cucumber
15 24 (15.69%) Unit Testing
15 24 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (15.69%) Driving Licence
15 24 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (15.03%) Web Services
17 22 (14.38%) Software Engineering
17 22 (14.38%) Scrum
17 22 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (13.73%) Finance
19 20 (13.07%) OO
19 20 (13.07%) JUnit
20 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS

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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 12 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (7.84%) nginx
2 5 (3.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.31%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 15 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.15%) MongoDB
4 11 (7.19%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (28.10%) Selenium
2 26 (16.99%) Cucumber
3 20 (13.07%) JUnit
4 19 (12.42%) Protractor
5 18 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 17 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 12 (7.84%) JIRA
7 12 (7.84%) TeamCity
8 10 (6.54%) SoapUI
9 9 (5.88%) JMeter
10 4 (2.61%) Ant
10 4 (2.61%) Gradle
10 4 (2.61%) Maven
10 4 (2.61%) Subversion
10 4 (2.61%) TestNG
11 2 (1.31%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.31%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (13.73%) Finance
2 8 (5.23%) Banking
3 5 (3.27%) Welsh Language
4 4 (2.61%) Games
5 3 (1.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (33.33%) Analyst
2 33 (21.57%) IT Analyst
3 27 (17.65%) Developer
4 25 (16.34%) Tester
5 17 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 16 (10.46%) Research Analyst
6 16 (10.46%) Software Developer
7 14 (9.15%) QA Tester
8 13 (8.50%) Software Engineer
9 12 (7.84%) QA Engineer
10 11 (7.19%) QA Analyst
10 11 (7.19%) Software Tester
11 10 (6.54%) Junior
11 10 (6.54%) Software QA Tester
12 9 (5.88%) Developer in Test
12 9 (5.88%) Java Engineer
13 8 (5.23%) Applications Engineer
13 8 (5.23%) Applications Support
13 8 (5.23%) QA Leader
13 8 (5.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.95%) REST
2 23 (15.03%) Web Services
3 13 (8.50%) .NET
4 12 (7.84%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.84%) Node.js
4 12 (7.84%) Spring
5 9 (5.88%) SOAP
6 8 (5.23%) Spring Boot
7 5 (3.27%) RESTful
7 5 (3.27%) Swagger
8 4 (2.61%) CSS
8 4 (2.61%) HTML
8 4 (2.61%) XML
9 3 (1.96%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.96%) CSS3
9 3 (1.96%) HTML5
10 2 (1.31%) JMS
10 2 (1.31%) JPA
10 2 (1.31%) LESS
10 2 (1.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.18%) Management Information System
2 24 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (15.69%) Driving Licence
3 18 (11.76%) User Experience
4 16 (10.46%) Fintech
5 13 (8.50%) e-Learning
5 13 (8.50%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.27%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.61%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.46%) Unix
2 13 (8.50%) Linux
3 12 (7.84%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (39.87%) Mentoring
3 54 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 41 (26.80%) Process Improvement
5 36 (23.53%) Business Process Improvement
5 36 (23.53%) ITIL
5 36 (23.53%) Release Management
6 30 (19.61%) BDD
6 30 (19.61%) TDD
7 24 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (15.69%) Unit Testing
8 22 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.38%) Scrum
8 22 (14.38%) Software Engineering
9 20 (13.07%) OO
10 18 (11.76%) Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (11.11%) DevOps
11 17 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 16 (10.46%) Service Delivery
12 16 (10.46%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.95%) JavaScript
2 52 (33.99%) Java
3 45 (29.41%) SQL
4 35 (22.88%) C#
5 15 (9.80%) Ruby
6 12 (7.84%) CoffeeScript
7 9 (5.88%) Go
8 4 (2.61%) Python
9 3 (1.96%) C
10 2 (1.31%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) Java 8
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) R
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (26.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.65%) ISEB
3 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.65%) GCP
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 18 (11.76%) Docker
2 12 (7.84%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle
3 2 (1.31%) Progress
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.65%) Remedy
4 1 (0.65%) TOWER Software
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter