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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing QA 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.36% 1.76% 1.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.00% 17.07% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £420 £343 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.62% -23.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.40%

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
25 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.12% 10.33% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 17
Median daily rate £435 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £163 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

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
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 20 January 2017, 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
4 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
5 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) Confluence
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) JMeter
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Groovy
8 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Management
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) J2EE

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 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) SoapUI
3 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (25.00%) JMeter
4 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
5 3 (18.75%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (18.75%) The Grinder
5 3 (18.75%) WinRunner
6 2 (12.50%) JUnit
7 1 (6.25%) JBehave
7 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Finance Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) QA Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C
2 3 (18.75%) Groovy
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Siebel
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian