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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.86% 2.17% 4.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 37.78% 28.95% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 16
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £24,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £32,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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
45 38 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.58% 7.51% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 36 27 25
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,125 £24,700 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £53,500
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 21 November 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Retail
3 8 (22.22%) Java
4 7 (19.44%) C#
4 7 (19.44%) Change Management
4 7 (19.44%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Banking
5 6 (16.67%) Ruby
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) BDD
5 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) Linux
5 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.89%) Perl
6 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 4 (11.11%) Degree
7 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) ISEB
7 4 (11.11%) Python
8 3 (8.33%) Apache
8 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
8 3 (8.33%) Citrix
8 3 (8.33%) HTTP
8 3 (8.33%) PHP

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 3 (8.33%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP CRM
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) JBehave
3 1 (2.78%) Mocha
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.56%) SAP CRM Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
1 3 (8.33%) WPF
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) HTML
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) FMCG
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Debian
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Scrum
2 7 (19.44%) Change Management
3 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) System Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.33%) DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) ATDD
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) Ruby
4 5 (13.89%) Perl
5 4 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (8.33%) PHP
6 3 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (5.56%) Erlang
8 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ISEB
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Xen
1 3 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
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