Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 36 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 48 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.21% 6.10% 4.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.55% 47.74% 42.57%
Number of salaries quoted 31 72 52
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +23.29% -12.05%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £27,050
90th Percentile £55,000 £85,000 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% +7.14%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 88 155 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 11.38% 12.78% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 69 143 127
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,200 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,250 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -2.60% +10.00%

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

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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

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Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Cardiff over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Scrum
3 23 (47.92%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) Finance
5 15 (31.25%) Java
6 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (22.92%) SDLC
8 10 (20.83%) Process Improvement
8 10 (20.83%) User Stories
8 10 (20.83%) Selenium
9 9 (18.75%) CMS
9 9 (18.75%) .NET
9 9 (18.75%) JUnit
9 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) SOAP
9 9 (18.75%) REST
9 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 8 (16.67%) DevOps
10 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 8 (16.67%) Kanban
10 8 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (16.67%) Sitecore
10 8 (16.67%) Spring
11 7 (14.58%) Release Management
11 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
11 7 (14.58%) C#
11 7 (14.58%) Web Services

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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 9 (18.75%) CMS
2 8 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (12.50%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.08%) JBoss
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.17%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) Blockchain
6 1 (2.08%) HPCC
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 9 (18.75%) JUnit
2 9 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.17%) Ant
5 2 (4.17%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Gradle
5 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) JMeter
5 2 (4.17%) Maven
5 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 2 (4.17%) TestNG
6 1 (2.08%) Protractor
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 2 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.58%) QA Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Systems Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Java Scala Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Scala Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Software Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Tester
6 4 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Software QA Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
1 9 (18.75%) REST
1 9 (18.75%) SOAP
2 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 8 (16.67%) Spring
3 7 (14.58%) React
3 7 (14.58%) Web Services
4 6 (12.50%) jQuery
4 6 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (12.50%) RequireJS
4 6 (12.50%) RESTful
5 5 (10.42%) XML
6 2 (4.17%) CSS
6 2 (4.17%) CSS3
6 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.17%) HTML
6 2 (4.17%) HTML5
6 2 (4.17%) JPA
6 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (4.17%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
1 7 (14.58%) Fintech
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) Digital TV
3 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.08%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Scrum
3 12 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (22.92%) SDLC
5 10 (20.83%) Process Improvement
5 10 (20.83%) User Stories
6 8 (16.67%) DevOps
6 8 (16.67%) Kanban
7 7 (14.58%) BDD
7 7 (14.58%) Release Management
7 7 (14.58%) Static Code Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) Code Coverage
8 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.42%) Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
10 4 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Microservices
10 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) SQL
2 15 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (14.58%) C#
5 7 (14.58%) Scala
6 6 (12.50%) C
7 5 (10.42%) Python
8 4 (8.33%) Ruby
9 2 (4.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) Perl
10 1 (2.08%) R
10 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) HND
2 3 (6.25%) ISEB
2 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Firmware
1 1 (2.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 4 (8.33%) TOWER Software
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Coverity
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter