QA Jobs in Wales

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales requiring QA skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited QA over the 6 months leading up to 20 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 40 27 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 +36
Permanent jobs citing QA 97 145 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 4.08% 8.49% 6.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.03% 48.01% 31.65%
Number of salaries quoted 72 42 61
10th Percentile £32,750 £26,391 £37,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £30,785 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -14.29% +31.25%
75th Percentile £58,750 £47,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £59,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.35% +9.52%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Wales

QA falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills in Wales.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 323 302 436
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 13.58% 17.69% 21.23%
Number of salaries quoted 195 132 202
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £34,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,048 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year -1.27% -11.24% +21.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £49,063 £67,500
90th Percentile £60,820 £61,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Wales

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Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Wales.

Salary trend for QA in Wales

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Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Wales over the 6 months to 20 June 2024.

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 20 June 2024. 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
Jobs
South Wales +1 50 £52,500 +21.90% 13
North Wales -14 29 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Mid Wales +5 17 £50,000 - 2
West Wales -10 1 £40,808 -9.32% 4
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UK

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.06%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Azure
2 6 (6.19%) Azure DevOps
3 4 (4.12%) SaaS
4 2 (2.06%) AWS
5 1 (1.03%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) DSL
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.12%) MySQL
3 4 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Postman
2 8 (8.25%) JMeter
3 6 (6.19%) Git
3 6 (6.19%) SoapUI
3 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
4 5 (5.15%) Selenium
5 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.06%) JIRA
7 1 (1.03%) Appium
7 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.03%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.03%) REST Assured
7 1 (1.03%) Serenity BDD
7 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Manufacturing
3 9 (9.28%) Social Skills
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.19%) Banking
5 5 (5.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (1.03%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 32 (32.99%) QA Manager
1 32 (32.99%) Quality Manager
2 19 (19.59%) Lead
3 15 (15.46%) Developer
4 11 (11.34%) QA Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) Quality Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) QA Leader
6 6 (6.19%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.15%) QA Officer
8 4 (4.12%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) QC Supervisor
8 4 (4.12%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.09%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Tester
10 2 (2.06%) Analyst
10 2 (2.06%) Senior Test Engineer
10 2 (2.06%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.06%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) .NET
2 11 (11.34%) .NET Core
3 7 (7.22%) CSS
3 7 (7.22%) HTML
4 6 (6.19%) ASP.NET
4 6 (6.19%) JSON
4 6 (6.19%) REST
5 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.15%) React
6 4 (4.12%) Laravel
7 2 (2.06%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.06%) JSON Schema
7 2 (2.06%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) Swagger
7 2 (2.06%) Web Services
8 1 (1.03%) Lightning Web Components
8 1 (1.03%) Playwright
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (8.25%) Product Ownership
3 6 (6.19%) Low-Code
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Distributed Systems
6 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.03%) FMCG
6 1 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.03%) Linux
1 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.49%) Agile
1 16 (16.49%) Mentoring
1 16 (16.49%) Software Testing
1 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
2 15 (15.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (14.43%) CI/CD
4 8 (8.25%) Fintech
4 8 (8.25%) Roadmaps
5 7 (7.22%) Change Management
5 7 (7.22%) DevOps
5 7 (7.22%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (6.19%) Analytics
6 6 (6.19%) Code Optimisation
6 6 (6.19%) ETL
6 6 (6.19%) Microservices
6 6 (6.19%) Migration
6 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.19%) Quality Management
6 6 (6.19%) Software Architecture
6 6 (6.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
2 15 (15.46%) C#
3 13 (13.40%) SQL
4 6 (6.19%) Java
5 4 (4.12%) PHP
6 1 (1.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) GMP
2 4 (4.12%) GLP
3 1 (1.03%) Accessibility
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) Grafana
Vendors
1 9 (9.28%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) MuleSoft
2 6 (6.19%) OutSystems
3 1 (1.03%) Salesforce