The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 22 56 36
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -20
Contract jobs citing QA 13 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.31% 0.45% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 56.52% 5.41% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 11
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £397 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £17.55
% change year-on-year
-39.13% +31.09%
QA
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
23 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.39% 8.30% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 21
Median daily rate £375 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

QA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for QA.

1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) BDD
5 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
6 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) User Stories
7 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) Unix
8 4 (17.39%) ISEB
8 4 (17.39%) CMS
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Subversion
9 3 (13.04%) SQL
9 3 (13.04%) Web Services
9 3 (13.04%) JUnit
9 3 (13.04%) JIRA
9 3 (13.04%) Test Management

QA
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 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 3 (13.04%) Confluence
2 3 (13.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (13.04%) Umbraco
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) JUnit
3 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) JBehave
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Tester
7 1 (4.35%) ICT Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) IPTV
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) New Media
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) BDD
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
4 5 (21.74%) User Stories
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (13.04%) QA Automation
6 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Test Management
7 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Sitecore
3 2 (8.70%) Alterian
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Genesys
4 1 (4.35%) SAP