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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 48 38
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.83% 2.08% 2.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.03% 23.68% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 7
Median daily rate £415 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £321 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £349
% change year-on-year
- +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.39 £22.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.16% -31.06%
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
29 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.12% 8.78% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 26
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £275 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £419 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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
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 3 December 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
5 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
6 6 (27.27%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (22.73%) Change Management
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (18.18%) User Stories
8 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Confluence
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) JMeter
8 4 (18.18%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
9 3 (13.64%) WinRunner
9 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
9 3 (13.64%) JUnit

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 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
3 6 (27.27%) Cucumber
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
4 4 (18.18%) JMeter
4 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
5 3 (13.64%) JUnit
5 3 (13.64%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (13.64%) The Grinder
5 3 (13.64%) WinRunner
6 2 (9.09%) JBehave
6 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
6 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) J2EE
1 3 (13.64%) JSON
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.55%) Fintech
4 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 4 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) User Stories
7 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 3 (13.64%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (13.64%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) Groovy
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) Siebel
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Genesys
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore