Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 64 44
Rank change year-on-year +22 -20 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 109 76 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.94% 3.71% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.71% 26.67% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 67 65 109
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,500 £26,050
90th Percentile £53,500 £54,844 £54,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 314 285 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.12% 13.92% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 185 224 301
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £42,631 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.69% +21.80% -12.50%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,725 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,642 £56,175 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +15 62 £42,250 +5.63% 12
Mid Wales -2 24 - -
West Wales +11 17 £30,000 -38.82% 1
North Wales - 5 £47,500 - 2
QA
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.61%) Mentoring
3 40 (36.70%) SQL
4 35 (32.11%) JavaScript
4 35 (32.11%) Process Improvement
5 33 (30.28%) Degree
6 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
7 29 (26.61%) Scrum
8 27 (24.77%) Java
9 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
10 25 (22.94%) Release Management
11 24 (22.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (22.02%) Business Process Improvement
11 24 (22.02%) ITIL
12 22 (20.18%) Selenium
13 18 (16.51%) Software Engineering
14 17 (15.60%) Finance
14 17 (15.60%) Driving Licence
14 17 (15.60%) Relational Database
15 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (13.76%) REST
17 14 (12.84%) Web Services
17 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
17 14 (12.84%) BDD
17 14 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
18 13 (11.93%) Cucumber
18 13 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (11.01%) Time Management
19 12 (11.01%) OOP
19 12 (11.01%) 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 3 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Confluence
3 1 (0.92%) Drupal
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.34%) MySQL
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.83%) Power BI
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (20.18%) Selenium
2 13 (11.93%) Cucumber
3 12 (11.01%) JUnit
4 7 (6.42%) Protractor
4 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.67%) Ant
6 4 (3.67%) Gradle
6 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.67%) Maven
6 4 (3.67%) Subversion
6 4 (3.67%) TestNG
7 3 (2.75%) JIRA
8 2 (1.83%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.83%) JMeter
8 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.83%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.92%) NUnit
9 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (15.60%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Games
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Electronics
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Analyst
2 20 (18.35%) IT Analyst
3 15 (13.76%) Developer
4 12 (11.01%) QA Engineer
4 12 (11.01%) Research Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Tester
6 10 (9.17%) QA Analyst
6 10 (9.17%) Software Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Junior
8 8 (7.34%) QA Tester
8 8 (7.34%) Service Analyst
9 7 (6.42%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.42%) Applications Support Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Software Tester
9 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Junior Software Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Software QA Tester
11 5 (4.59%) Agile Coach
12 4 (3.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) REST
2 14 (12.84%) Web Services
3 9 (8.26%) HTML
3 9 (8.26%) SOAP
3 9 (8.26%) XML
4 8 (7.34%) Spring
5 7 (6.42%) CSS
6 6 (5.50%) RESTful
7 5 (4.59%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.67%) CSS3
8 4 (3.67%) HTML5
8 4 (3.67%) XML Schema
9 3 (2.75%) .NET
9 3 (2.75%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.75%) JPA
10 2 (1.83%) jQuery
10 2 (1.83%) LESS
10 2 (1.83%) React
10 2 (1.83%) Sass
10 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.85%) Management Information System
2 17 (15.60%) Driving Licence
3 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.42%) Fintech
6 6 (5.50%) User Experience
7 3 (2.75%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.75%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.83%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.83%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.92%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.01%) Unix
2 3 (2.75%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (37.61%) Mentoring
3 35 (32.11%) Process Improvement
4 32 (29.36%) Test Automation
5 29 (26.61%) Scrum
6 25 (22.94%) Release Management
7 24 (22.02%) Business Process Improvement
7 24 (22.02%) Continuous Improvement
7 24 (22.02%) ITIL
8 18 (16.51%) Software Engineering
9 14 (12.84%) BDD
9 14 (12.84%) Waterfall
10 13 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (11.01%) OO
11 12 (11.01%) OOP
11 12 (11.01%) Project Management
11 12 (11.01%) TDD
11 12 (11.01%) Time Management
12 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.70%) SQL
2 35 (32.11%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.77%) Java
4 10 (9.17%) C#
5 9 (8.26%) Python
6 6 (5.50%) Perl
7 5 (4.59%) PHP
7 5 (4.59%) Ruby
8 4 (3.67%) C
9 2 (1.83%) R
9 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.92%) Go
10 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (30.28%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.75%) ISEB
3 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.92%) HND
5 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.75%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Coverity
3 2 (1.83%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.83%) TOWER Software
4 1 (0.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.92%) Progress
4 1 (0.92%) Twitter