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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 45 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.30% 3.19% 1.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.67% 35.85% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 8
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,250 £36,450
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.49% -
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
60 53 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.01% 8.91% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 45 39 20
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (45.45%) HTTP
1 30 (45.45%) REST
2 27 (40.91%) Apple iOS
2 27 (40.91%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Objective-C
3 21 (31.82%) Java
4 19 (28.79%) Android
5 18 (27.27%) Automotive
6 17 (25.76%) C#
6 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
7 16 (24.24%) Finance
7 16 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
8 15 (22.73%) Android Development
9 14 (21.21%) Mobile Development
10 13 (19.70%) Banking
10 13 (19.70%) Android SDK
11 12 (18.18%) Retail
11 12 (18.18%) iOS SDK
11 12 (18.18%) MVVM
11 12 (18.18%) XAML
12 11 (16.67%) Change Management
12 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (15.15%) C++
14 9 (13.64%) SQL
15 8 (12.12%) OO
15 8 (12.12%) Manual Testing
15 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
16 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
17 6 (9.09%) Degree

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (1.52%) MS Project
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (45.45%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.03%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Selenium
1 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.52%) JMeter
3 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 18 (27.27%) Automotive
2 16 (24.24%) Finance
3 13 (19.70%) Banking
4 12 (18.18%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Electronics
6 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (40.91%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Mobile Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Android Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Android Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Software Manager
7 5 (7.58%) QA Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Development Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Software Delivery Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (45.45%) REST
2 13 (19.70%) Android SDK
3 12 (18.18%) iOS SDK
4 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 5 (7.58%) .NET
4 5 (7.58%) Web Services
5 4 (6.06%) XML
5 4 (6.06%) Ajax
5 4 (6.06%) CSS
5 4 (6.06%) SOAP
6 1 (1.52%) Java EE
6 1 (1.52%) Velocity
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.06%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.91%) Windows
1 27 (40.91%) Apple iOS
2 19 (28.79%) Android
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Mobile
4 6 (9.09%) Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
2 15 (22.73%) Android Development
3 14 (21.21%) Mobile Development
4 12 (18.18%) MVVM
5 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.67%) Change Management
6 8 (12.12%) OO
6 8 (12.12%) Manual Testing
6 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
7 7 (10.61%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.58%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.06%) Software Delivery
10 4 (6.06%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.06%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Objective-C
2 21 (31.82%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) XAML
5 10 (15.15%) C++
6 9 (13.64%) SQL
7 6 (9.09%) Perl
8 5 (7.58%) Ruby
8 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
9 4 (6.06%) Python
9 4 (6.06%) Embedded C
9 4 (6.06%) Embedded C++
9 4 (6.06%) C
10 2 (3.03%) PHP
11 1 (1.52%) Erlang
11 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Cognos
3 2 (3.03%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
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