The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Lead
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Leader 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.07% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £356 £376
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
348 159 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.80% 94.08% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 101 99
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
QA Leader
South Wales

QA Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Leader in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

QA Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

QA Leader Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

QA Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Apple
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
1 4 (100.00%) REST
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App

QA Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited QA Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) 3G
1 4 (100.00%) 2G
1 4 (100.00%) 4G
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Ant
1 4 (100.00%) Toad
1 4 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (100.00%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (100.00%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) J2ME
1 4 (100.00%) WAP
1 4 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Handset
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Apple