Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 47 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 +28 -33
Permanent jobs citing QA 115 103 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.56% 5.36% 3.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 42.28% 31.79% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 105 72 67
Wales median annual salary £36,500 £39,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.01% -12.78% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,749 £25,000 £26,600
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,925 £85,000
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 272 324 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.52% 16.88% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 234 179 203
Wales median annual salary £39,875 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £19,350
90th Percentile £60,325 £57,750 £63,750
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 20 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +6 86 £39,750 -6.47% 17
West Wales +16 23 £31,000 -3.65% 4
Mid Wales +35 3 £40,000 -
North Wales +5 1 £45,000 +80.00% 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 83 (72.17%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.52%) Java
3 36 (31.30%) Software Engineering
4 34 (29.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 32 (27.83%) Mentoring
6 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
6 31 (26.96%) SQL
7 28 (24.35%) Finance
8 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (22.61%) Scrum
10 25 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
11 24 (20.87%) Unix
12 23 (20.00%) OOP
13 22 (19.13%) Service Delivery
14 21 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (17.39%) OO
15 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
16 15 (13.04%) PHP
16 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
16 15 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (11.30%) Functional Testing
17 13 (11.30%) JIRA
17 13 (11.30%) Manual Testing
18 12 (10.43%) Selenium
18 12 (10.43%) Use Case
18 12 (10.43%) Business Analysis
18 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
18 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
18 12 (10.43%) SDLC
18 12 (10.43%) Fintech

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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 8 (6.96%) Confluence
2 3 (2.61%) JBoss
2 3 (2.61%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.87%) Apache
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.87%) IIS
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) GitHub
3 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.74%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.87%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.87%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Firewall
1 2 (1.74%) VPN
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.09%) MySQL
4 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.35%) Big Data
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.74%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.74%) OLAP
7 2 (1.74%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.74%) OLTP
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (11.30%) JIRA
2 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.43%) Selenium
3 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 5 (4.35%) GitLab
5 5 (4.35%) JMeter
5 5 (4.35%) Subversion
6 4 (3.48%) Protractor
6 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.61%) JUnit
8 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.87%) Grunt
9 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (24.35%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Marketing
3 7 (6.09%) Banking
4 6 (5.22%) Games
4 6 (5.22%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.35%) Electronics
5 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.61%) Automotive
6 3 (2.61%) Law
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Analyst
2 24 (20.87%) Developer
3 14 (12.17%) Business Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Software Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Applications Support
5 11 (9.57%) Junior
6 10 (8.70%) Applications Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Applications Support Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Junior Software Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.96%) QA Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) QA Leader
8 7 (6.09%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.22%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.70%) HTML
2 9 (7.83%) Spring
3 7 (6.09%) .NET
3 7 (6.09%) RESTful
4 6 (5.22%) Hibernate
4 6 (5.22%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.22%) Web Services
5 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.35%) JPA
6 4 (3.48%) Apache Camel
6 4 (3.48%) Sass
7 3 (2.61%) .NET Core
7 3 (2.61%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.61%) CSS
7 3 (2.61%) Ext JS
7 3 (2.61%) HTML5
7 3 (2.61%) JMS
7 3 (2.61%) LESS
7 3 (2.61%) REST
8 2 (1.74%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.43%) Fintech
3 10 (8.70%) Driving Licence
4 7 (6.09%) User Experience
5 3 (2.61%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (2.61%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
7 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.87%) Unix
2 8 (6.96%) Linux
2 8 (6.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.74%) Android
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) CentOS
3 2 (1.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (72.17%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.30%) Software Engineering
3 34 (29.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (27.83%) Mentoring
5 31 (26.96%) Test Automation
6 26 (22.61%) Scrum
7 23 (20.00%) OOP
8 22 (19.13%) Service Delivery
9 21 (18.26%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (17.39%) E-Commerce
10 20 (17.39%) OO
11 15 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (11.30%) Functional Testing
12 13 (11.30%) Manual Testing
13 12 (10.43%) Business Analysis
13 12 (10.43%) SDLC
13 12 (10.43%) Use Case
14 11 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (9.57%) Test Management
14 11 (9.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.52%) Java
2 31 (26.96%) SQL
3 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 15 (13.04%) PHP
4 8 (6.96%) C#
4 8 (6.96%) C++
5 7 (6.09%) Python
6 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.35%) Java 8
8 3 (2.61%) C
8 3 (2.61%) Fortran
8 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.87%) COBOL
10 1 (0.87%) ES6
10 1 (0.87%) ES7
10 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 8 (6.96%) Degree
3 5 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.48%) ISEB
5 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.57%) SAP
2 7 (6.09%) Google
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.35%) Apple
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle
4 4 (3.48%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.74%) Facebook
6 1 (0.87%) HP
6 1 (0.87%) IBM