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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 29 18 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.51% 2.72% 3.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.37% 32.14% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 14
Median salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
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
82 56 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.75% 8.46% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 72 41 43
Median salary £32,500 £41,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.73% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 26 (40.63%) Scrum
3 24 (37.50%) C#
4 19 (29.69%) .NET
5 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
6 16 (25.00%) Selenium
6 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (21.88%) MVC
7 14 (21.88%) Java
7 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 13 (20.31%) HTML
8 13 (20.31%) CSS
8 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
9 12 (18.75%) Finance
9 12 (18.75%) Test Planning
10 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
10 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
10 11 (17.19%) TDD
11 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
11 10 (15.63%) Maven
11 10 (15.63%) Marketing
11 10 (15.63%) Degree
11 10 (15.63%) SOAP
11 10 (15.63%) XML
11 10 (15.63%) Unix
11 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (15.63%) Time Management
11 10 (15.63%) Online Marketing

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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 5 (7.81%) Apache
2 4 (6.25%) CMS
2 4 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.56%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.69%) MySQL
4 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) OLAP
6 1 (1.56%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Selenium
2 10 (15.63%) Maven
3 9 (14.06%) Ant
4 8 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.25%) Gradle
5 4 (6.25%) IntelliJ
5 4 (6.25%) JUnit
5 4 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.13%) Gerrit
7 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.13%) TestNG
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) Mocha
8 1 (1.56%) PhantomJS
8 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Marketing
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Law
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Developer
2 23 (35.94%) Analyst
3 18 (28.13%) .NET Developer
4 17 (26.56%) Software Developer
5 16 (25.00%) Test Analyst
6 14 (21.88%) .NET Software Developer
7 10 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (15.63%) C# Developer
7 10 (15.63%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
9 7 (10.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
10 6 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (9.38%) Java Engineer
11 5 (7.81%) Junior
11 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
12 4 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
12 4 (6.25%) Scala Developer
12 4 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
12 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.69%) .NET
2 13 (20.31%) CSS
2 13 (20.31%) HTML
3 10 (15.63%) SOAP
3 10 (15.63%) XML
4 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
4 9 (14.06%) REST
4 9 (14.06%) Web Services
5 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (7.81%) Ajax
6 5 (7.81%) jQuery
6 5 (7.81%) JSON
6 5 (7.81%) RESTful
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (6.25%) Ext JS
7 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 4 (6.25%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) Spring Security
7 4 (6.25%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.63%) Scrum
3 14 (21.88%) MVC
4 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
5 12 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 11 (17.19%) TDD
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 10 (15.63%) Online Marketing
7 10 (15.63%) Time Management
8 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
10 6 (9.38%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (7.81%) OOP
11 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) SQL
2 24 (37.50%) C#
3 14 (21.88%) Java
3 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.19%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.50%) Python
5 8 (12.50%) VB
6 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (6.25%) Scala
7 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.13%) C++
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) ISEB
2 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Alterian
3 4 (6.25%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.13%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago