The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West 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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales / West Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 17 9
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8  
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Wales 7.89% 15.52% 7.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.57% 81.82% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 0
Median salary £42,763 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.57% -  
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 West Wales with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 28 11 8
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 14.74% 18.97% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 26 10 2
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £18,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% +75.67%  
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 West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Wales

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Salary Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in West Wales.

Salary trend for QA in West Wales

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Salary Histogram in West Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in West Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in West Wales

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Job Locations in West Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Swansea -15 14 £45,901 +45.71% 1
Carmarthenshire -3 1 £25,000 -47.36%
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Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Wales region with a requirement for QA.

1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 10 (55.56%) Mentoring
4 8 (44.44%) SEO
5 6 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 6 (33.33%) Business Transformation
6 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) Unix
6 4 (22.22%) OOP
6 4 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Database Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Junior
3 3 (16.67%) Junior Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Database Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
3 10 (55.56%) Mentoring
3 10 (55.56%) Software Engineering
4 8 (44.44%) SEO
5 6 (33.33%) Business Transformation
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) OOP
6 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46696.00 - £53700.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: 7 hours ago