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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.45% 2.77% 1.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.59% 38.10% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 15 7
Average salary £36,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £16,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £44,000 £39,136
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
58 42 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.87% 7.28% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 10
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £41,222 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 29 August 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 9 (25.71%) C#
3 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (25.71%) WPF
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
5 7 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (20.00%) ISEB
5 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 5 (14.29%) Ruby
7 5 (14.29%) Windows
7 5 (14.29%) Perl
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) ISO 9001
8 4 (11.43%) Validation
8 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (8.57%) XenServer
9 3 (8.57%) nginx
9 3 (8.57%) DevOps
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Xen

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) Apache
1 3 (8.57%) nginx
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) RFID
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) Big Data
3 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) ClearQuest
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.71%) Electronics
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Quality Manager
4 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Debian
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
1 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
2 5 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.43%) Validation
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum
4 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) System Testing
4 3 (8.57%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.71%) QMS
5 2 (5.71%) ATDD
5 2 (5.71%) Build Automation
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 5 (14.29%) Perl
4 3 (8.57%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Erlang
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISEB
1 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PMP
3 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Xen
1 3 (8.57%) XenServer
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix
2 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £40950 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago