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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.75% 1.24% 2.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 61.11% 15.15% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 5 10
Average salary £45,000 £24,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -49.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £26,500 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
72 33 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.04% 8.17% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 57 19 29
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,430
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £17,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 23 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (37.88%) Java
2 22 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 22 (33.33%) HTTP
2 22 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 22 (33.33%) REST
3 20 (30.30%) Retail
4 19 (28.79%) Banking
5 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
5 17 (25.76%) Change Management
6 16 (24.24%) Windows
7 15 (22.73%) Android
8 14 (21.21%) Android Development
9 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (19.70%) C#
9 13 (19.70%) Automotive
10 12 (18.18%) iOS SDK
10 12 (18.18%) Android SDK
11 11 (16.67%) Finance
12 10 (15.15%) Windows Mobile
13 9 (13.64%) MVVM
13 9 (13.64%) XAML
14 8 (12.12%) C++
14 8 (12.12%) SQL
14 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
15 6 (9.09%) Scrum
15 6 (9.09%) BDD
15 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
15 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
16 5 (7.58%) CRM

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP CRM
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
1 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.03%) Selenium
2 2 (3.03%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.52%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.52%) JBehave
3 1 (1.52%) Mocha
3 1 (1.52%) JUnit
General
1 20 (30.30%) Retail
2 19 (28.79%) Banking
3 13 (19.70%) Automotive
4 11 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Developer
2 13 (19.70%) Android Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Senior Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Windows Mobile Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Senior Android Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Software Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Functional Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.03%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.03%) SAP CRM Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) SAP Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) REST
2 12 (18.18%) iOS SDK
2 12 (18.18%) Android SDK
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) XML
4 2 (3.03%) HTML
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) FMCG
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 16 (24.24%) Windows
3 15 (22.73%) Android
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
1 17 (25.76%) Change Management
2 14 (21.21%) Android Development
3 13 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.64%) MVVM
5 8 (12.12%) iOS Development
6 6 (9.09%) Scrum
6 6 (9.09%) BDD
6 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.58%) CRM
7 5 (7.58%) OO
8 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.06%) Project Management
8 4 (6.06%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.06%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Matrix Management
8 4 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.88%) Java
2 22 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 13 (19.70%) C#
4 9 (13.64%) XAML
5 8 (12.12%) C++
5 8 (12.12%) SQL
6 2 (3.03%) Perl
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) Erlang
7 1 (1.52%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) ISEB
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Cognos
2 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) SAP
2 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.03%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.52%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
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