The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 34 62 50
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 39 23 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.34% 2.81% 2.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.21% 34.85% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 31 21 16
Median salary £41,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
97 66 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.29% 8.06% 10.60%
Number of salaries quoted 84 60 64
Median salary £33,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £48,800 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,049 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +3.82%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.68%) SQL
3 22 (31.88%) Finance
4 17 (24.64%) Selenium
5 16 (23.19%) C#
6 14 (20.29%) Java
7 13 (18.84%) Project Management
7 13 (18.84%) Scrum
8 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.49%) HTML
10 10 (14.49%) CSS
10 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
11 9 (13.04%) Banking
11 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
11 9 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (11.59%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
12 8 (11.59%) .NET
12 8 (11.59%) SOAP
12 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.59%) TDD
12 8 (11.59%) Software Testing
13 7 (10.14%) XML
13 7 (10.14%) REST
13 7 (10.14%) SDLC
14 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
14 6 (8.70%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.80%) CMS
1 4 (5.80%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (5.80%) Umbraco
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) OLAP
3 3 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 6 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.25%) Ant
3 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Maven
4 4 (5.80%) JUnit
5 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.90%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.90%) Gradle
6 2 (2.90%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.45%) Mocha
7 1 (1.45%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.45%) Subversion
7 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (31.88%) Finance
2 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 9 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Games
4 2 (2.90%) Law
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Developer
2 19 (27.54%) Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) Project Manager
5 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.14%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Development Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Java Scala Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Junior
8 4 (5.80%) Scala Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 3 (4.35%) SQL Database Developer
9 3 (4.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) CSS
1 10 (14.49%) HTML
2 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) SOAP
3 7 (10.14%) REST
3 7 (10.14%) XML
4 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (7.25%) Ajax
5 5 (7.25%) jQuery
6 4 (5.80%) Web Services
7 3 (4.35%) Java EE
7 3 (4.35%) JSON
7 3 (4.35%) MDX
8 2 (2.90%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.90%) Middleware
8 2 (2.90%) Spring
8 2 (2.90%) Spring Security
8 2 (2.90%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Fintech
3 3 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Linux
1 5 (7.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.03%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) Project Management
2 13 (18.84%) Scrum
3 9 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
4 8 (11.59%) Software Testing
4 8 (11.59%) TDD
4 8 (11.59%) Test Automation
4 8 (11.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (10.14%) SDLC
6 6 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (8.70%) MVC
7 5 (7.25%) BDD
7 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.25%) OOP
7 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 16 (23.19%) C#
3 14 (20.29%) Java
4 11 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.70%) Python
5 6 (8.70%) Scala
5 6 (8.70%) VB
6 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.35%) PHP
7 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.90%) C++
8 2 (2.90%) Perl
8 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) ISEB
1 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) PMP
4 1 (1.45%) MBA
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Alterian
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.90%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
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Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: NEGOTIABLE
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
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