The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 40 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.63% 0.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -17.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £4.00
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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
312 213 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.11% 94.67% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 146 119
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £190.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

QA Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

QA Tester Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

QA Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) TQM
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) PHP

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited QA Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TQM
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft