Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 44 50
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 155 111 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.68% 5.37% 4.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.45% 39.22% 35.44%
Number of salaries quoted 128 94 107
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £33,934 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.51% -21.08% +18.62%
10th Percentile £26,749 £25,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,375 £85,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 290 283 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.38% 13.69% 12.84%
Number of salaries quoted 246 208 260
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £34,950 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.30% -0.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £24,375 £23,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £53,900 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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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 11 December 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 11 December 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 0 74 £47,500 +17.28% 29
West Wales +15 52 £31,100 -2.58% 3
North Wales +13 15 £34,500 +38.00% 3
Mid Wales - 13 £42,500 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 85 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (50.32%) Java
3 64 (41.29%) Mentoring
4 54 (34.84%) Test Automation
5 44 (28.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 40 (25.81%) C#
7 38 (24.52%) JavaScript
8 36 (23.23%) Finance
9 35 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
10 34 (21.94%) Selenium
11 32 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (19.35%) SQL
13 29 (18.71%) OO
14 28 (18.06%) Service Delivery
15 27 (17.42%) TDD
15 27 (17.42%) Software Engineering
15 27 (17.42%) Unix
15 27 (17.42%) Degree
16 26 (16.77%) Unit Testing
16 26 (16.77%) REST
16 26 (16.77%) OOP
16 26 (16.77%) E-Commerce
17 25 (16.13%) Cucumber
17 25 (16.13%) BDD
18 24 (15.48%) Git (software)
18 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
18 24 (15.48%) Scrum
19 22 (14.19%) JIRA
19 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
19 22 (14.19%) Coaching

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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 13 (8.39%) Confluence
2 12 (7.74%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (7.74%) nginx
3 1 (0.65%) Apache
3 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (3.87%) Serverless
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.39%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.16%) MySQL
5 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.29%) Power BI
8 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP
8 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Selenium
2 25 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 24 (15.48%) Git (software)
4 22 (14.19%) JIRA
5 17 (10.97%) JUnit
6 13 (8.39%) JMeter
6 13 (8.39%) SoapUI
7 12 (7.74%) Protractor
7 12 (7.74%) TeamCity
8 11 (7.10%) WebDriver
9 8 (5.16%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.87%) Jasmine
10 6 (3.87%) Mockito
11 3 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.94%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.29%) Maven
12 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.65%) TestNG
General
1 36 (23.23%) Finance
2 5 (3.23%) Marketing
3 4 (2.58%) Banking
3 4 (2.58%) Welsh Language
4 3 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.65%) Games
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (27.74%) Developer
2 24 (15.48%) Analyst
3 20 (12.90%) Software Developer
4 16 (10.32%) Tester
5 14 (9.03%) Applications Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Applications Support
5 14 (9.03%) Applications Support Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) QA Engineer
5 14 (9.03%) Support Engineer
6 13 (8.39%) Software Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) IT Analyst
7 12 (7.74%) Java Engineer
7 12 (7.74%) Junior
7 12 (7.74%) Junior Software Engineer
8 9 (5.81%) QA Leader
8 9 (5.81%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.52%) Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.77%) REST
2 17 (10.97%) Web Services
3 16 (10.32%) .NET
4 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.74%) HTML
5 12 (7.74%) Node.js
5 12 (7.74%) Spring
5 12 (7.74%) Spring Boot
6 8 (5.16%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.16%) CSS
6 8 (5.16%) Sass
6 8 (5.16%) Swagger
7 7 (4.52%) JSON
7 7 (4.52%) XML
8 6 (3.87%) Angular 2
8 6 (3.87%) Apache Cordova
8 6 (3.87%) GraphQL
8 6 (3.87%) Ionic Framework
9 2 (1.29%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.26%) Fintech
3 18 (11.61%) Driving Licence
4 17 (10.97%) Mobile App
4 17 (10.97%) User Experience
5 14 (9.03%) e-Learning
6 13 (8.39%) Management Information System
7 8 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.29%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (17.42%) Unix
2 15 (9.68%) Windows
3 14 (9.03%) Linux
4 2 (1.29%) Android
4 2 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) CentOS
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (41.29%) Mentoring
3 54 (34.84%) Test Automation
4 44 (28.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 29 (18.71%) OO
6 28 (18.06%) Service Delivery
7 27 (17.42%) Software Engineering
7 27 (17.42%) TDD
8 26 (16.77%) E-Commerce
8 26 (16.77%) OOP
8 26 (16.77%) Unit Testing
9 25 (16.13%) BDD
10 24 (15.48%) Scrum
11 22 (14.19%) Coaching
11 22 (14.19%) Software Testing
12 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (12.26%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (10.97%) Microservices
14 17 (10.97%) SDET
15 16 (10.32%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 78 (50.32%) Java
2 40 (25.81%) C#
3 38 (24.52%) JavaScript
4 30 (19.35%) SQL
5 13 (8.39%) Go
6 12 (7.74%) CoffeeScript
6 12 (7.74%) Ruby
7 9 (5.81%) Python
8 7 (4.52%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.87%) PHP
10 5 (3.23%) C++
11 4 (2.58%) Java 8
12 3 (1.94%) Perl
12 3 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.94%) VBA
13 2 (1.29%) R
14 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.65%) C
14 1 (0.65%) ES6
14 1 (0.65%) ES7
Qualifications
1 27 (17.42%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.29%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.26%) Docker
2 12 (7.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.87%) Puppet
2 6 (3.87%) Terraform
3 2 (1.29%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle
3 6 (3.87%) SAP
4 3 (1.94%) Apple
5 2 (1.29%) Facebook
5 2 (1.29%) Google
5 2 (1.29%) IBM
6 1 (0.65%) HP
6 1 (0.65%) Sitecore