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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 31 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 16 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.30% 3.23% 2.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.84% 35.56% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 27 11 12
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
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
62 45 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.66% 9.09% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 49 27 24
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,965
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 30 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (41.10%) HTTP
1 30 (41.10%) REST
2 27 (36.99%) Apple iOS
2 27 (36.99%) Objective-C
2 27 (36.99%) Windows
3 23 (31.51%) Java
4 20 (27.40%) C#
5 19 (26.03%) Android
6 18 (24.66%) Software Engineering
6 18 (24.66%) Automotive
7 17 (23.29%) Banking
8 16 (21.92%) Retail
8 16 (21.92%) Windows Mobile
8 16 (21.92%) Finance
9 15 (20.55%) Change Management
9 15 (20.55%) Android Development
10 14 (19.18%) Mobile Development
10 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.81%) Android SDK
12 12 (16.44%) iOS SDK
12 12 (16.44%) MVVM
12 12 (16.44%) XAML
13 11 (15.07%) C++
14 9 (12.33%) SQL
14 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
15 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
15 8 (10.96%) OO
15 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
16 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) HTTP
2 4 (5.48%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.74%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Selenium
1 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.37%) JUnit
3 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.37%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) JBehave
3 1 (1.37%) Mocha
General
1 18 (24.66%) Automotive
2 17 (23.29%) Banking
3 16 (21.92%) Retail
3 16 (21.92%) Finance
4 4 (5.48%) Electronics
5 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Mobile Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Android Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 12 (16.44%) Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Software Manager
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Android Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.85%) QA Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) QA Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Development Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Software Development Manager
9 4 (5.48%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Software Delivery Manager
11 2 (2.74%) QA Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) REST
2 13 (17.81%) Android SDK
3 12 (16.44%) iOS SDK
4 7 (9.59%) .NET
5 6 (8.22%) XML
5 6 (8.22%) HTML
6 5 (6.85%) SOAP
6 5 (6.85%) Web Services
7 4 (5.48%) CSS
7 4 (5.48%) Ajax
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
9 1 (1.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.48%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.99%) Windows
1 27 (36.99%) Apple iOS
2 19 (26.03%) Android
3 16 (21.92%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (6.85%) Linux
5 4 (5.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Software Engineering
2 15 (20.55%) Change Management
2 15 (20.55%) Android Development
3 14 (19.18%) Mobile Development
3 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.44%) MVVM
5 9 (12.33%) Manual Testing
6 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.96%) OO
6 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
7 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.22%) Project Management
8 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.85%) Automation Testing
9 5 (6.85%) CRM
9 5 (6.85%) Software Testing
9 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) Objective-C
2 23 (31.51%) Java
3 20 (27.40%) C#
4 12 (16.44%) XAML
5 11 (15.07%) C++
6 9 (12.33%) SQL
7 6 (8.22%) Perl
7 6 (8.22%) Ruby
8 5 (6.85%) Python
8 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.48%) Embedded C
9 4 (5.48%) Embedded C++
9 4 (5.48%) C
10 3 (4.11%) PHP
11 1 (1.37%) Erlang
11 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (5.48%) Cognos
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) Business Objects
2 2 (2.74%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.37%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.37%) TOWER Software
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Salary: £36000 per annum, Benefits: Good Benefits and holidays
Posted: 25 days ago