Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
UK > Wales
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 26 32
Rank change year-on-year -34 +6 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 43 133 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 3.41% 7.56% 7.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.86% 44.33% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 40 115 88
Median annual salary £41,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.78% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50% +3.63%

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 144 300 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.43% 17.05% 17.17%
Number of salaries quoted 105 248 211
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,000 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 -33 38 £41,500 -7.78% 11
Mid Wales -1 4 - - 1
North Wales -1 1 £32,500 -27.78%
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UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
2 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) Scrum
4 15 (34.88%) Cucumber
5 12 (27.91%) BDD
5 12 (27.91%) Fintech
6 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
7 10 (23.26%) JIRA
7 10 (23.26%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) PHP
8 9 (20.93%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Java
9 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
9 8 (18.60%) Kanban
9 8 (18.60%) API Testing
10 7 (16.28%) User Experience
10 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
10 7 (16.28%) TDD
11 6 (13.95%) Banking
11 6 (13.95%) MySQL
11 6 (13.95%) ITIL
11 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Black-Box Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Docker
11 6 (13.95%) Software Delivery
11 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.63%) Vue.js
12 5 (11.63%) AngularJS

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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 4 (9.30%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SessionCam
1 1 (2.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Azure
2 2 (4.65%) AWS
2 2 (4.65%) AWS IoT
2 2 (4.65%) BrowserStack
2 2 (4.65%) GCP
2 2 (4.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Cucumber
2 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (23.26%) JIRA
3 10 (23.26%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
5 4 (9.30%) Postman
5 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.98%) RSpec
7 2 (4.65%) Maven
7 2 (4.65%) SonarQube
7 2 (4.65%) Subversion
8 1 (2.33%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.33%) Capybara
8 1 (2.33%) Cypress.io
8 1 (2.33%) Gatling
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) JUnit
8 1 (2.33%) TestCafe
8 1 (2.33%) WATIR
General
1 6 (13.95%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Electronics
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Games
4 2 (4.65%) Military
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) QA Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Test Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Validation Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) AngularJS
1 5 (11.63%) Laravel
1 5 (11.63%) Vue.js
2 4 (9.30%) React
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
3 3 (6.98%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.65%) JDBC
4 2 (4.65%) JSON
4 2 (4.65%) RESTful
4 2 (4.65%) XML
4 2 (4.65%) XSD
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) REST
5 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) Driving Licence
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.98%) Wiki
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Test Automation
2 28 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) BDD
4 12 (27.91%) Fintech
5 9 (20.93%) Project Management
6 8 (18.60%) API Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) Manual Testing
7 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 6 (13.95%) Black-Box Testing
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
8 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.95%) Software Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
10 4 (9.30%) Release Management
10 4 (9.30%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) PHP
2 8 (18.60%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) C++
5 2 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) XPath
6 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Zend
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) Hotjar
4 1 (2.33%) Maxymiser
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle