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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 53 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 17 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.62% 2.70% 1.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.82% 37.21% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 6
Average salary £35,500 £28,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.56% -10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £16,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £39,136
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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
57 43 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.77% 7.26% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 51 40 10
Average salary £36,750 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.07% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £24,100 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £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 2 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
3 9 (25.00%) C#
3 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (25.00%) WPF
4 8 (22.22%) Linux
4 8 (22.22%) SQL
5 7 (19.44%) ISEB
5 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
5 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.89%) Ruby
7 5 (13.89%) Windows
7 5 (13.89%) Perl
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
8 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Validation
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 3 (8.33%) System Testing
9 3 (8.33%) XenServer
9 3 (8.33%) nginx
9 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (8.33%) DevOps
9 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) RFID
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) ClearQuest
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.56%) Electronics
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Analyst
2 14 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) 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 Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 3 (8.33%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Debian
4 2 (5.56%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
1 6 (16.67%) Test Strategy
2 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Validation
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.33%) System Testing
4 3 (8.33%) DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) ATDD
5 2 (5.56%) Build Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.56%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) C#
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Perl
3 5 (13.89%) Ruby
4 3 (8.33%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) Erlang
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
1 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Xen
1 3 (8.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Citrix
2 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £40950 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago