Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 41 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 56 69 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 5.43% 4.99% 3.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.00% 37.91% 29.49%
Number of salaries quoted 51 57 37
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £48,500
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.67% +19.05%

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 175 182 156
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 16.97% 13.17% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 150 156 131
Cardiff median annual salary £41,000 £32,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.19% -16.03% +6.12%
10th Percentile £26,750 £20,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £50,625 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +20.00%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cardiff

QA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Cardiff.

Salary trend for QA in Cardiff

QA
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cardiff over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 24 (42.86%) Scrum
4 18 (32.14%) Selenium
5 17 (30.36%) Finance
6 16 (28.57%) Java
7 13 (23.21%) SQL
7 13 (23.21%) Project Management
8 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (19.64%) SDLC
10 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
10 10 (17.86%) RESTful
10 10 (17.86%) C
11 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 8 (14.29%) Subversion
13 7 (12.50%) JIRA
13 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 7 (12.50%) .NET
13 7 (12.50%) MySQL
13 7 (12.50%) Oracle
13 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
13 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
13 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (10.71%) User Stories
14 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
14 6 (10.71%) Task Automation
14 6 (10.71%) Games

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) CMS
1 3 (5.36%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Skype
2 2 (3.57%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.57%) WebEx
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) MySQL
2 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) GIS
4 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.79%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.79%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Selenium
2 8 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.29%) Subversion
3 7 (12.50%) JIRA
4 6 (10.71%) WebDriver
5 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.36%) JMeter
6 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.57%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.79%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.79%) JUnit
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Games
3 3 (5.36%) Billing
4 2 (3.57%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Software QA Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) QA Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) QA Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) QA Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Test Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (5.36%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) RESTful
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) Web Services
4 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.93%) CSS
4 5 (8.93%) HTML
4 5 (8.93%) Spring
5 4 (7.14%) Angular 2
5 4 (7.14%) CSS3
5 4 (7.14%) HTML5
5 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.57%) XML
7 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) React
7 1 (1.79%) REST
7 1 (1.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.79%) Fintech
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.79%) Social Media
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (46.43%) Test Automation
3 24 (42.86%) Scrum
4 13 (23.21%) Project Management
5 12 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (19.64%) SDLC
7 10 (17.86%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 6 (10.71%) Task Automation
9 6 (10.71%) User Stories
10 5 (8.93%) Product Management
11 4 (7.14%) OO
11 4 (7.14%) TDD
11 4 (7.14%) Test Management
11 4 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Java
2 13 (23.21%) SQL
3 10 (17.86%) C
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) C#
6 3 (5.36%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Ansible
1 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 4 (7.14%) Twitter
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco
4 2 (3.57%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Sencha
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