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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.41% 3.05% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 56.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -41.81%
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
14 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.93% 5.42% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 5
Average daily rate £350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -20.00%

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

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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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) Scrum
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) V-Model
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Marketing
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) LLU
5 2 (15.38%) Aprimo
5 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Teradata

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) ADSL
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
2 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 3 (23.08%) V-Model
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) TQM
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) Teradata
1 2 (15.38%) Aprimo
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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