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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.68% 2.48% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.07% 24.29% 54.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 19
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £30,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
61 70 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.44% 10.20% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56 63 34
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £25,500 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £48,900
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Degree
3 14 (33.33%) C#
3 14 (33.33%) .NET
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
5 12 (28.57%) Scrum
5 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.19%) Windows
7 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) Test Planning
9 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 8 (19.05%) REST
9 8 (19.05%) Selenium
9 8 (19.05%) HTTP
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 7 (16.67%) Web Services
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle
10 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 7 (16.67%) Java
10 7 (16.67%) MVC
10 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (16.67%) Marketing
10 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Time Management
11 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.76%) JMeter
4 2 (4.76%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.76%) Maven
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (9.52%) Electronics
3 4 (9.52%) Automotive
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) QA Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Development Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Software Manager
6 3 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Release Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) Web Services
4 6 (14.29%) XML
4 6 (14.29%) HTML
5 5 (11.90%) SOAP
6 4 (9.52%) CSS
6 4 (9.52%) Ajax
7 2 (4.76%) Java EE
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) HTML5
7 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Computer Science
2 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.76%) User Experience
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (11.90%) Android
4 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Scrum
3 10 (23.81%) Software Engineering
4 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 9 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Time Management
6 7 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (16.67%) MVC
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
9 4 (9.52%) People Management
9 4 (9.52%) Line Management
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) C#
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) Objective-C
5 5 (11.90%) Ruby
5 5 (11.90%) Perl
5 5 (11.90%) C++
6 4 (9.52%) C
6 4 (9.52%) PHP
6 4 (9.52%) Python
6 4 (9.52%) Embedded C
6 4 (9.52%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.76%) XAML
8 1 (2.38%) Erlang
8 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
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