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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 16 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.58% 2.58% 2.78%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 34.04% 34.09% 45.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 11
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
47 44 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.58% 7.56% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 15
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £27,450 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,858 £54,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 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 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) C#
4 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
4 7 (20.59%) WPF
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) ISEB
6 5 (14.71%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) Perl
6 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) Banking
6 5 (14.71%) Ruby
6 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (11.76%) Retail
7 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.76%) Finance
7 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 3 (8.82%) Debian
8 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.82%) Change Management
8 3 (8.82%) MySQL
8 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.82%) Windows
8 3 (8.82%) Citrix
8 3 (8.82%) HTTP
8 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.82%) Apache
8 3 (8.82%) Python

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (8.82%) Apache
1 3 (8.82%) nginx
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MySQL
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.88%) ClearQuest
2 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (14.71%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.94%) SAP CRM Functional Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Software Quality Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Graduate Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) WPF
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) FMCG
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Debian
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.76%) Scrum
2 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
3 3 (8.82%) BDD
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
3 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (8.82%) System Testing
3 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
3 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.82%) Change Management
3 3 (8.82%) DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 2 (5.88%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) Ruby
4 3 (8.82%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) Erlang
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Xen
1 3 (8.82%) XenServer
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
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