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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 24 18 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.91% 2.71% 2.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.10% 29.51% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 16
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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
63 61 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.65% 9.17% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 62 55 40
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £22,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,250 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 August 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) Scrum
3 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 15 (34.09%) Degree
4 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
4 14 (31.82%) C#
4 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 13 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 10 (22.73%) HTML
7 10 (22.73%) Java
7 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.45%) Selenium
8 9 (20.45%) Time Management
8 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
8 9 (20.45%) T-SQL
8 9 (20.45%) Oracle
8 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.45%) MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
10 7 (15.91%) Web Services
10 7 (15.91%) Windows
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
10 7 (15.91%) Marketing
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
11 6 (13.64%) TDD
11 6 (13.64%) XML

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) HTTP
2 4 (9.09%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 4 (9.09%) Maven
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.82%) JUnit
5 2 (4.55%) Ant
5 2 (4.55%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.55%) JMeter
5 2 (4.55%) NetBeans
5 2 (4.55%) NUnit
5 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.55%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.55%) Capybara
5 2 (4.55%) xUnit.net
5 2 (4.55%) Gradle
5 2 (4.55%) TestComplete
5 2 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
1 7 (15.91%) Marketing
2 4 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) QA Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) C# Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Development Manager
5 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Software Manager
5 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Release Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) .NET
2 10 (22.73%) HTML
3 7 (15.91%) Web Services
4 6 (13.64%) XML
4 6 (13.64%) CSS
5 4 (9.09%) SOAP
5 4 (9.09%) Ajax
5 4 (9.09%) RESTful
5 4 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.55%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (4.55%) Java EE
6 2 (4.55%) Velocity
6 2 (4.55%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.55%) Spring Security
6 2 (4.55%) Ext JS
6 2 (4.55%) J2EE
6 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 13 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (6.82%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Scrum
3 11 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.45%) MVC
5 9 (20.45%) E-Commerce
5 9 (20.45%) Time Management
6 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (15.91%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (13.64%) TDD
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.09%) People Management
9 4 (9.09%) Line Management
9 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 14 (31.82%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Perl
5 6 (13.64%) Python
6 4 (9.09%) Embedded C
6 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++
6 4 (9.09%) C++
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby
6 4 (9.09%) C
7 3 (6.82%) Objective-C
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.27%) COBOL
9 1 (2.27%) VB
9 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Firmware
2 2 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) HP
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