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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.25% 2.96% 2.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 36.17% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 8
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.34%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
49 47 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.88% 8.19% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £38,318
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,800 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £58,500 £57,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 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 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) C#
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
3 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
3 8 (24.24%) WPF
4 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Perl
5 5 (15.15%) ISEB
5 5 (15.15%) Ruby
5 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) Banking
6 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
6 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (9.09%) MySQL
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.09%) Windows
7 3 (9.09%) Apache
7 3 (9.09%) Python
7 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
7 3 (9.09%) HTTP
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) Finance
7 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (9.09%) Apache
1 3 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) ClearQuest
2 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (12.12%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Software Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Quality Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Programme Manager
7 1 (3.03%) QA Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) WPF
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Debian
2 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
3 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
3 4 (12.12%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.09%) BDD
4 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.09%) System Testing
5 2 (6.06%) ATDD
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) C#
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 5 (15.15%) Ruby
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 2 (6.06%) Erlang
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Xen
1 3 (9.09%) XenServer
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
2 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 13 days ago