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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 18 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.30% 2.62% 2.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.14% 22.50% 45.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 13
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,817 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £42,000 £32,500
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
56 80 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.14% 11.66% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 46 70 26
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,925 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,750 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 6 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 15 (30.00%) HTTP
3 15 (30.00%) REST
4 14 (28.00%) Apple iOS
4 14 (28.00%) Objective-C
4 14 (28.00%) C#
4 14 (28.00%) Java
5 13 (26.00%) Finance
6 11 (22.00%) SQL
6 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
6 11 (22.00%) Windows Mobile
6 11 (22.00%) Degree
6 11 (22.00%) Android
7 10 (20.00%) .NET
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (18.00%) Scrum
9 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Automotive
9 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (14.00%) Project Management
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) C++
10 7 (14.00%) Linux
10 7 (14.00%) Web Services
10 7 (14.00%) Selenium
10 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (12.00%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Project
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) HTTP
2 4 (8.00%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Automotive
3 4 (8.00%) Electronics
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Developer
3 7 (14.00%) QA Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Android Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Software Manager
5 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Development Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Development Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Android Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) REST
2 10 (20.00%) .NET
3 7 (14.00%) Web Services
4 6 (12.00%) XML
4 6 (12.00%) HTML
5 5 (10.00%) SOAP
5 5 (10.00%) Android SDK
6 4 (8.00%) iOS SDK
6 4 (8.00%) CSS
6 4 (8.00%) Ajax
7 2 (4.00%) Java EE
7 2 (4.00%) RESTful
7 2 (4.00%) HTML5
7 2 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Apple iOS
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Mobile
3 11 (22.00%) Android
4 7 (14.00%) Linux
5 4 (8.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (18.00%) Scrum
4 8 (16.00%) Manual Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (14.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (12.00%) User Stories
6 6 (12.00%) Test Planning
6 6 (12.00%) Mobile Development
7 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Android Development
7 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.00%) OO
7 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (10.00%) MVVM
7 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
1 14 (28.00%) C#
1 14 (28.00%) Objective-C
2 11 (22.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) C++
4 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.00%) Perl
5 5 (10.00%) PHP
5 5 (10.00%) Ruby
5 5 (10.00%) XAML
6 4 (8.00%) C
6 4 (8.00%) Python
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (8.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) COBOL
7 1 (2.00%) Erlang
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.00%) Cognos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intuition IT Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago