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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 33 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing QA 13 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.35% 1.87% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 59.09% 35.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.62% -12.50%
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
22 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.67% 5.24% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 10
Average daily rate £350 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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 £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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

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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 30 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

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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 30 September 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 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Selenium
5 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
6 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Maven
7 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Ant
7 4 (13.79%) SOAP
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) V-Model
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) 4G
8 3 (10.34%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) User Stories

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) 3G
1 3 (10.34%) 2G
1 3 (10.34%) 4G
2 1 (3.45%) LLU
2 1 (3.45%) ADSL
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
3 4 (13.79%) Ant
3 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
3 4 (13.79%) Maven
3 4 (13.79%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Toad
4 3 (10.34%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (10.34%) eggPlant
5 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) JBehave
6 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) RubyMine
6 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.45%) JMeter
6 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Banking
1 1 (3.45%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
7 3 (10.34%) QA Leader
7 3 (10.34%) Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
8 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
8 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Test Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Web Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Business Objects Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) SOAP
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) J2ME
2 3 (10.34%) WAP
2 3 (10.34%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Handset
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Statistics
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Scrum
3 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
6 4 (13.79%) V-Model
6 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) System Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) User Stories
8 2 (6.90%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Apple
2 3 (10.34%) Sun
3 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
Cardiff
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago