The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.19% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
QA Analyst
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
248 434 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.41% 97.97% 98.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 357 288
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the Cardiff region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (33.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA