The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills 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 over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing QA 17 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.74% 1.20% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 65.38% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 0
Average daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +92.59%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
26 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.24% 6.63% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 5
Average daily rate £313 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £231 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
QA
South Wales

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing QA also 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 that cited QA.

1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Selenium
4 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
4 5 (23.81%) Ant
4 5 (23.81%) SOAP
4 5 (23.81%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Maven
4 5 (23.81%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) 2G
5 4 (19.05%) Handset
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (19.05%) JIRA
5 4 (19.05%) Sun
5 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
5 4 (19.05%) Apple
5 4 (19.05%) 3G
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) Apache
5 4 (19.05%) J2ME
5 4 (19.05%) WAP
5 4 (19.05%) Toad

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing QA also 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 that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) 2G
1 4 (19.05%) 3G
1 4 (19.05%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) SoapUI
2 5 (23.81%) Ant
2 5 (23.81%) Maven
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
3 4 (19.05%) LoadRunner
3 4 (19.05%) Toad
3 4 (19.05%) Apache Ivy
3 4 (19.05%) eggPlant
4 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) JBehave
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) CruiseControl
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Leader
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Assistant
5 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) SOAP
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) J2ME
2 4 (19.05%) WAP
2 4 (19.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Handset
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Data Extraction
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) UML
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) RUP
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) V-Model
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.76%) Use Case
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Groovy
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Sun
3 4 (19.05%) Apple
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (4.76%) Informatica