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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Permanent jobs citing QA 21 31 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.76% 4.66% 3.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.30% 36.47% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 19 26 17
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -14.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - -2.43%  

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 83 85 75
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 14.85% 12.78% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74 71 59
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.76% -23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Cardiff

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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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Scrum
3 15 (34.09%) Test Strategy
4 13 (29.55%) Selenium
5 11 (25.00%) Games
5 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (22.73%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) Finance
8 8 (18.18%) TDD
9 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 6 (13.64%) Project Management
11 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Skype
11 5 (11.36%) WebEx
11 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
11 5 (11.36%) Python
11 5 (11.36%) Cisco
11 5 (11.36%) C
11 5 (11.36%) Billing
11 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
11 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
11 5 (11.36%) RESTful
11 5 (11.36%) Scala
11 5 (11.36%) Waterfall

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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 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
2 4 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 4 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Skype
1 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
1 5 (11.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
1 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 4 (9.09%) HBase
1 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 4 (9.09%) Sqoop
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (25.00%) Games
2 9 (20.45%) Finance
3 5 (11.36%) Billing
3 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Software Tester
2 12 (27.27%) Tester
3 10 (22.73%) QA Tester
3 10 (22.73%) Software QA Tester
4 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Developer
6 6 (13.64%) QA Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) QA Specialist
6 6 (13.64%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) UAT Manager
8 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Java Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Software Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) RESTful
2 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.82%) CSS
2 3 (6.82%) HTML
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) Angular 2
3 2 (4.55%) CSS3
3 2 (4.55%) HTML5
3 2 (4.55%) Spring
3 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.27%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) React
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) Scrum
3 15 (34.09%) Test Strategy
4 11 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (18.18%) TDD
6 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
6 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) BDD
9 4 (9.09%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.82%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
11 2 (4.55%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) C
3 5 (11.36%) Python
3 5 (11.36%) Scala
4 4 (9.09%) Go
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) HDFS
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Cisco
2 4 (9.09%) Cloudera
2 4 (9.09%) Hortonworks
3 3 (6.82%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Twitter
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
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