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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing QA 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.83% 1.93% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.43% 23.08% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Average daily rate £365 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £390 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £530 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.22 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+22.59% +74.16%
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
56 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.21% 8.36% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 13
Average daily rate £325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
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 11 February 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 6 (33.33%) Validation
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Replication
4 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
4 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Document Management
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 5 (27.78%) JSF
4 5 (27.78%) Maven
4 5 (27.78%) FileNet
4 5 (27.78%) Kofax
4 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) ILOG
4 5 (27.78%) JBoss
4 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
4 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (27.78%) Adobe
4 5 (27.78%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
4 5 (27.78%) Ant
4 5 (27.78%) JUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (27.78%) Confluence
1 5 (27.78%) FileNet
1 5 (27.78%) IIS
1 5 (27.78%) JBoss
1 5 (27.78%) LiveCycle
1 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
3 5 (27.78%) Ant
3 5 (27.78%) DbUnit
3 5 (27.78%) Eclipse
3 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (27.78%) Hudson
3 5 (27.78%) JUnit
3 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 5 (27.78%) Spock
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 4 (22.22%) JBehave
5 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) QAComplete
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Release Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) AngularJS
1 5 (27.78%) Dojo
1 5 (27.78%) Hibernate
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) Java EE
1 5 (27.78%) Java SE
1 5 (27.78%) JPA
1 5 (27.78%) jQuery
1 5 (27.78%) JRules
1 5 (27.78%) JSF
1 5 (27.78%) REST
1 5 (27.78%) SOAP
1 5 (27.78%) Spring
1 5 (27.78%) XML
1 5 (27.78%) XSD
2 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 3 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Scrum
2 6 (33.33%) Validation
3 5 (27.78%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (27.78%) Document Management
3 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) BC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (11.11%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Adobe
1 5 (27.78%) ILOG
1 5 (27.78%) Kofax
1 5 (27.78%) Splunk
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) BMC
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (11.11%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.56%) Informatica
5 1 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (5.56%) Teradata