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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs citing QA 11 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.47% 0.24% 2.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.38% 3.70% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
Median daily rate £400 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £18.68 £13.71
% change year-on-year
+33.83% +36.25%
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
21 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.54% 6.46% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 14
Median daily rate £375 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £329 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +21.51%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
3 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
4 7 (31.82%) BDD
4 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (22.73%) User Stories
5 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
6 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
6 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 4 (18.18%) CMS
6 4 (18.18%) ISEB
7 3 (13.64%) JBoss
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) Unix
7 3 (13.64%) Validation
7 3 (13.64%) Subversion
7 3 (13.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
7 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) Umbraco

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 (18.18%) CMS
2 3 (13.64%) JBoss
2 3 (13.64%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (13.64%) Umbraco
3 2 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (4.55%) Confluence
4 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
3 3 (13.64%) Subversion
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) JUnit
4 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) Burp Suite
5 1 (4.55%) DbUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) JBehave
5 1 (4.55%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) Spock
5 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) ICT Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) JSTS
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) IPTV
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) New Media
2 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) BDD
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Manual Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) User Stories
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) QA Automation
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ISEB
1 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Sitecore
2 2 (9.09%) Alterian
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Genesys
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP