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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 36 25 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 37 50 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.39% 7.54% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.11% 63.29% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 6
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +64.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £51,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
71 79 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.33% 11.92% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 52 62 24
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £23,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (51.43%) Scrum
3 28 (40.00%) Java
4 24 (34.29%) SQL
4 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
5 20 (28.57%) Selenium
6 19 (27.14%) .NET
7 17 (24.29%) Finance
7 17 (24.29%) C#
7 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
8 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
8 16 (22.86%) MVC
8 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (21.43%) SDLC
9 15 (21.43%) Oracle
9 15 (21.43%) Degree
10 14 (20.00%) Unix
10 14 (20.00%) Test Planning
11 13 (18.57%) Waterfall
11 13 (18.57%) HTML
11 13 (18.57%) V-Model
11 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
12 12 (17.14%) Time Management
12 12 (17.14%) Computer Science
12 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
12 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (15.71%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (15.71%) CSS
13 11 (15.71%) Tomcat

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (15.71%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) GitHub
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.86%) MySQL
5 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Selenium
2 10 (14.29%) Maven
3 8 (11.43%) Ant
3 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.57%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.57%) Gradle
4 6 (8.57%) IntelliJ
4 6 (8.57%) JUnit
5 5 (7.14%) JMeter
5 5 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.71%) TestNG
7 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.86%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.86%) Gerrit
8 2 (2.86%) Ranorex
8 2 (2.86%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.29%) Analyst
2 29 (41.43%) Developer
3 24 (34.29%) Test Analyst
4 18 (25.71%) Software Developer
5 16 (22.86%) .NET Developer
6 14 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 13 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
7 13 (18.57%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (17.14%) Java Developer
9 8 (11.43%) Java Engineer
9 8 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (10.00%) QA Analyst
10 7 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 6 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
13 4 (5.71%) Software Analyst
13 4 (5.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.14%) .NET
2 13 (18.57%) HTML
3 11 (15.71%) CSS
4 10 (14.29%) SOAP
4 10 (14.29%) Web Services
5 8 (11.43%) REST
5 8 (11.43%) RESTful
6 7 (10.00%) Java EE
6 7 (10.00%) Spring
6 7 (10.00%) XML
7 6 (8.57%) Ext JS
7 6 (8.57%) Hibernate
7 6 (8.57%) J2EE
7 6 (8.57%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (8.57%) Spring Security
7 6 (8.57%) Velocity
8 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.71%) Ajax
9 4 (5.71%) jQuery
9 4 (5.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (17.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Unix
2 10 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (75.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (51.43%) Scrum
3 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
4 16 (22.86%) MVC
4 16 (22.86%) Performance Testing
5 15 (21.43%) SDLC
6 14 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
7 13 (18.57%) V-Model
7 13 (18.57%) Waterfall
8 12 (17.14%) Time Management
9 11 (15.71%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 10 (14.29%) Online Marketing
11 9 (12.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (12.86%) TDD
11 9 (12.86%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.43%) Automated Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (8.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) Java
2 24 (34.29%) SQL
3 17 (24.29%) C#
4 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.00%) Python
6 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.57%) Perl
7 4 (5.71%) VB
8 3 (4.29%) Scala
9 2 (2.86%) C++
10 1 (1.43%) PHP
10 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) ISEB
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) HP
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