The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing QA 1 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.34% 4.46% 1.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.09% 56.25% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+76.19% -8.70%
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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
11 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.79% 7.92% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 10
Average daily rate £380 £388 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +12.00%

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

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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 29 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) MySQL
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Data Cleansing

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) V-Model
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
1 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center