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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 43 62
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19  
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.26% 4.62% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.70% 37.04% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 52 50 28
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,125 £30,450 £32,390
10% offered a salary of more than £49,039 £53,000 £45,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 181 162 192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 18.56% 12.48% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 138 138 151
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £41,980
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -16.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £75,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales +16 42 £40,000 -3.61% 6
West Wales -10 13 £49,039 +55.67% 1
North Wales 0 4 - - 1
Mid Wales - 2 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (32.97%) Test Automation
4 24 (26.37%) Scrum
5 23 (25.27%) Finance
6 21 (23.08%) SQL
7 19 (20.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (19.78%) Mentoring
9 17 (18.68%) Java
10 15 (16.48%) Oracle
10 15 (16.48%) Project Management
10 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (16.48%) Selenium
11 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
11 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 13 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 13 (14.29%) Degree
12 13 (14.29%) SDLC
13 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
14 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
15 10 (10.99%) RESTful
15 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
15 10 (10.99%) C
16 9 (9.89%) Subversion
16 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
16 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
17 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
17 8 (8.79%) HTML
17 8 (8.79%) OO

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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 5 (5.49%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Skype
2 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
2 4 (4.40%) WebEx
3 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.10%) HTTP
4 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) MySQL
3 6 (6.59%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.10%) Big Data
5 1 (1.10%) GIS
5 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.10%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.10%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 15 (16.48%) Selenium
2 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.89%) Subversion
3 8 (8.79%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.69%) JIRA
5 5 (5.49%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.20%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.10%) JUnit
8 1 (1.10%) NMock
8 1 (1.10%) NUnit
8 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (25.27%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Games
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Billing
5 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Electronics
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Military
7 1 (1.10%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Analyst
2 14 (15.38%) Developer
3 13 (14.29%) Tester
4 12 (13.19%) Software Tester
5 10 (10.99%) QA Tester
5 10 (10.99%) Software QA Tester
5 10 (10.99%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Business Analyst
6 9 (9.89%) Software Engineer
7 8 (8.79%) QA Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.69%) QA Specialist
8 7 (7.69%) Test Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Database Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) QA Automation Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.40%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) RESTful
2 8 (8.79%) HTML
3 6 (6.59%) .NET
3 6 (6.59%) CSS
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
4 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
4 5 (5.49%) Spring
5 4 (4.40%) Angular 2
5 4 (4.40%) CSS3
5 4 (4.40%) HTML5
5 4 (4.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (4.40%) XML
6 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.20%) jQuery
7 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.10%) LESS
7 1 (1.10%) React
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.10%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.10%) Fintech
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.49%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Test Automation
3 24 (26.37%) Scrum
4 19 (20.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (19.78%) Mentoring
6 15 (16.48%) Project Management
6 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 13 (14.29%) SDLC
8 13 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 12 (13.19%) Test Scripting
10 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
11 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
12 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
13 8 (8.79%) OO
14 7 (7.69%) Line Management
14 7 (7.69%) Manual Testing
14 7 (7.69%) SEO
14 7 (7.69%) Task Automation
15 6 (6.59%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) SQL
2 17 (18.68%) Java
3 10 (10.99%) C
4 6 (6.59%) C#
4 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
6 1 (1.10%) Scala
6 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.59%) ISEB
4 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (16.48%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.59%) SAP
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco
4 4 (4.40%) Twitter
5 3 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.20%) IBM
6 2 (2.20%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) Citrix
7 1 (1.10%) Sage
7 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits 25 day’s holiday, personal pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bangor, Gwynedd
Supertemps
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29832.00 - £32867.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago