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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 12 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.49% 2.16% 3.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.67% 24.49% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 14
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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 49 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.48% 8.81% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 17
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 £19,000 £30,000 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £43,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) C#
2 9 (23.08%) Retail
3 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) Linux
5 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.82%) ISEB
6 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.82%) WPF
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
7 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.26%) Python
8 3 (7.69%) Apache
8 3 (7.69%) Citrix

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 3 (7.69%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP CRM
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.13%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
3 2 (5.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.56%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.56%) JBehave
4 1 (2.56%) Mocha
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (23.08%) Retail
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.13%) SAP CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) WPF
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) FMCG
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Debian
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Scrum
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.38%) BDD
4 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.26%) Pair Programming
4 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) System Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) ATDD
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) Python
7 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 3 (7.69%) C++
8 2 (5.13%) Erlang
9 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Xen
1 3 (7.69%) XenServer
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) TOWER Software
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Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago