The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 19 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.78% 3.75% 1.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.39% 54.05% 29.17%
Number of salaries quoted 18 19 7
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £16,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,500 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
72 37 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.53% 6.93% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64 34 20
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
South Wales

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 29 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 9 (23.68%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
3 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
3 9 (23.68%) WPF
4 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 8 (21.05%) Windows
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 6 (15.79%) ISEB
5 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
6 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) Mac OS
6 5 (13.16%) Build Automation
6 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Firmware
6 5 (13.16%) OO
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
6 5 (13.16%) Electronics
6 5 (13.16%) RFID
7 4 (10.53%) Validation
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) SLA
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (10.53%) ISO 9001
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (7.89%) Apache
1 3 (7.89%) nginx
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) RFID
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) ClearQuest
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (13.16%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Software Development Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Test Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Development Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Software Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Software Test Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Quality Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Firmware
3 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Mac OS
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Debian
5 2 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
2 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
2 5 (13.16%) OO
2 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Build Automation
2 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
3 4 (10.53%) Validation
3 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
3 4 (10.53%) Data Entry
4 3 (7.89%) System Testing
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) Quality Management
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) C#
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Perl
2 4 (10.53%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
1 6 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PMP
3 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Xen
1 3 (7.89%) XenServer
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
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