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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 32 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing QA 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.63% 1.04% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 58.82% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£350 £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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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
17 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.47% 4.84% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 6
Average daily rate £352 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.25 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -82.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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
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 22 August 2014.

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (50.00%) Scrum
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
4 7 (26.92%) JIRA
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Maven
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Ant
4 7 (26.92%) SOAP
5 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 6 (23.08%) Apache
5 6 (23.08%) J2ME
5 6 (23.08%) WAP
5 6 (23.08%) Toad
5 6 (23.08%) Sun
5 6 (23.08%) Apple
5 6 (23.08%) 3G
5 6 (23.08%) 2G
5 6 (23.08%) Handset
5 6 (23.08%) 4G
5 6 (23.08%) REST
5 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
5 6 (23.08%) Apache Ivy

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) 3G
1 6 (23.08%) 2G
1 6 (23.08%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
1 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
2 7 (26.92%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) Maven
2 7 (26.92%) LoadRunner
2 7 (26.92%) Ant
3 6 (23.08%) Toad
3 6 (23.08%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (23.08%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.85%) JBehave
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) RubyMine
4 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Welsh Language
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) QA Leader
4 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
6 3 (11.54%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Business Objects Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) SOAP
2 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) J2ME
2 6 (23.08%) WAP
2 6 (23.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Handset
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Statistics
3 2 (7.69%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Scrum
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) System Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.54%) V-Model
8 3 (11.54%) Automation Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Migration
9 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Load Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
9 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Groovy
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) HP
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Sun
2 6 (23.08%) Apple
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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