Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 34 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Wales 9.81% 6.56% 5.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.22% 54.55% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 37 12 2
West Wales median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% +8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £29,405 £19,250 £20,400
90th Percentile £38,462 £36,250 £37,200
Wales median annual salary £33,934 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -20.16% +18.06% +10.77%

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 West Wales with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
West Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 67 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Wales 17.77% 12.02% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 65 21 3
West Wales median annual salary £33,934 £32,500 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.41% +62.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £24,500 £18,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £35,400
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Swansea +4 37 £32,500 +6.56% 1
QA
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 34 (91.89%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (83.78%) Business Transformation
3 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) Software Engineering
4 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
5 17 (45.95%) Software Delivery
5 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
6 16 (43.24%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (40.54%) SEO
8 14 (37.84%) Problem Management
9 3 (8.11%) SQL
10 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
10 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
11 1 (2.70%) Selenium
11 1 (2.70%) WCF
11 1 (2.70%) WPF
11 1 (2.70%) jQuery
11 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
11 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
11 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
11 1 (2.70%) Acceptance Criteria
11 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (2.70%) Mobile Development
11 1 (2.70%) Jenkins

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Software Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Applications Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Applications Support
2 14 (37.84%) Applications Support Engineer
2 14 (37.84%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Database Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Database Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Head of Test
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) jQuery
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.70%) WCF
1 1 (2.70%) WinForms
1 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (91.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Business Transformation
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) Software Engineering
4 17 (45.95%) Software Delivery
5 16 (43.24%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (40.54%) SEO
7 14 (37.84%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.70%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.70%) Mobile Development
9 1 (2.70%) MVC
9 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) TDD
9 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
9 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle