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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing QA 12 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.65% 0.38% 3.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.27% 6.25% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 10
Median daily rate £375 £200 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -43.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £200 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £37.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-47.85% +15.62%
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
41 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.46% 6.02% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 17
Median daily rate £375 £335 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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
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 4 May 2016.

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

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Subversion
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) Java
3 9 (40.91%) JBoss
3 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
4 8 (36.36%) JIRA
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 8 (36.36%) Maven
5 7 (31.82%) Document Management
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 7 (31.82%) jQuery
5 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (31.82%) XML
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) HTML
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) JUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
5 7 (31.82%) SOAP
5 7 (31.82%) DbUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Spock
5 7 (31.82%) JSTS
6 6 (27.27%) OpenLayers
6 6 (27.27%) Gliffy
6 6 (27.27%) GeoServer
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (27.27%) AngularJS

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 9 (40.91%) JBoss
2 6 (27.27%) Confluence
2 6 (27.27%) FileNet
2 6 (27.27%) GeoServer
2 6 (27.27%) IIS
2 6 (27.27%) LiveCycle
2 6 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.55%) SAS
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) Gliffy
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
1 11 (50.00%) Subversion
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Maven
3 7 (31.82%) DbUnit
3 7 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 7 (31.82%) JUnit
3 7 (31.82%) Spock
3 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
4 6 (27.27%) Ant
4 6 (27.27%) Eclipse
4 6 (27.27%) Hudson
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) Burp Suite
6 1 (4.55%) QAComplete
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Release Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
1 7 (31.82%) jQuery
1 7 (31.82%) JSTS
1 7 (31.82%) SOAP
1 7 (31.82%) XML
2 6 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 6 (27.27%) Dojo
2 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 6 (27.27%) Java EE
2 6 (27.27%) Java SE
2 6 (27.27%) JPA
2 6 (27.27%) JRules
2 6 (27.27%) JSF
2 6 (27.27%) OpenLayers
2 6 (27.27%) REST
2 6 (27.27%) Spring
2 6 (27.27%) XSD
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Document Management
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Release Management
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Adobe
1 6 (27.27%) ILOG
1 6 (27.27%) Kofax
1 6 (27.27%) Splunk
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) BMC
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
4 1 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata