The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 36 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.83% 1.68% 2.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.38% 22.22% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 9
Average salary £41,500 £24,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.13% -24.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,950 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £30,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
QA
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 36 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.53% 7.55% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 23 25
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £16,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Cardiff region.

QA Salary Trend in Cardiff

QA
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 20 (39.22%) Retail
2 18 (35.29%) Banking
3 17 (33.33%) Change Management
4 15 (29.41%) Java
5 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.57%) HTTP
6 11 (21.57%) Objective-C
6 11 (21.57%) Apple iOS
6 11 (21.57%) REST
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
8 9 (17.65%) C#
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
9 8 (15.69%) Windows
9 8 (15.69%) Android
10 7 (13.73%) Finance
10 7 (13.73%) Scrum
10 7 (13.73%) Android Development
11 6 (11.76%) Automotive
11 6 (11.76%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 6 (11.76%) BDD
11 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (9.80%) C++
12 5 (9.80%) XAML
12 5 (9.80%) MVVM
12 5 (9.80%) iOS SDK
12 5 (9.80%) Android SDK
13 4 (7.84%) CRM
13 4 (7.84%) ISEB

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) Cognos Report Studio
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) JBehave
3 1 (1.96%) Mocha
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 20 (39.22%) Retail
2 18 (35.29%) Banking
3 7 (13.73%) Finance
4 6 (11.76%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 9 (17.65%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) QA Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Android Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Android Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Tester
4 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) SAP Functional Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Software Tester
5 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) REST
2 5 (9.80%) Android SDK
2 5 (9.80%) iOS SDK
3 3 (5.88%) .NET
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) HTML5
4 2 (3.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) FMCG
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Apple iOS
2 8 (15.69%) Android
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Change Management
2 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Android Development
5 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.76%) BDD
5 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.80%) MVVM
7 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Pair Programming
7 4 (7.84%) CRM
7 4 (7.84%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.88%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Java
2 11 (21.57%) Objective-C
3 9 (17.65%) C#
4 8 (15.69%) SQL
5 5 (9.80%) C++
5 5 (9.80%) XAML
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Erlang
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISEB
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Cognos
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
2 2 (3.92%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.96%) TOWER Software
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Health
Posted: 9 days ago
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Salary: Substantial, sector-leading rewards package
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
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