The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Hertfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 43 47 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing QA 23 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.05% 2.07% 0.73%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.94% 35.14% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Average daily rate £400 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £299 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £620 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
49 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.49% 5.88% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 22
Average daily rate £375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
QA
East of England

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Hertfordshire region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Hertfordshire region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

QA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £400 -
St Albans - 1 £525 - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 17 (50.00%) CSS
2 16 (47.06%) XML
3 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
4 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (38.24%) OO
6 12 (35.29%) XSLT
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
7 11 (32.35%) .NET
8 10 (29.41%) E-Commerce
9 9 (26.47%) VBScript
10 8 (23.53%) IIS
10 8 (23.53%) XSL
10 8 (23.53%) JIRA
10 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
11 7 (20.59%) HTML5
11 7 (20.59%) Web Development
11 7 (20.59%) Ajax
11 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
11 7 (20.59%) Apple
11 7 (20.59%) Code Coverage
11 7 (20.59%) Semantic HTML
12 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 6 (17.65%) VB
12 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
12 6 (17.65%) TDD
12 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (14.71%) WCF
13 5 (14.71%) Retail
13 5 (14.71%) VB6

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (23.53%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (11.76%) FxCop
2 4 (11.76%) StyleCop
2 4 (11.76%) Jasmine
3 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) NUnit
3 3 (8.82%) NCover
4 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.94%) Moq
4 1 (2.94%) dotTrace
General
1 5 (14.71%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Advertising
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 7 (20.59%) UI Developer
4 7 (20.59%) UI Programmer
5 6 (17.65%) .NET Developer
6 5 (14.71%) VB Developer
6 5 (14.71%) VB6 Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
9 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.94%) Release Manager
10 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.94%) Configuration Manager
10 1 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) CSS
2 16 (47.06%) XML
3 12 (35.29%) XSLT
4 11 (32.35%) HTML
4 11 (32.35%) .NET
5 8 (23.53%) XSL
6 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
6 7 (20.59%) Ajax
6 7 (20.59%) HTML5
6 7 (20.59%) Semantic HTML
7 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
8 5 (14.71%) WCF
9 4 (11.76%) LINQ
9 4 (11.76%) jQuery
9 4 (11.76%) POCO
9 4 (11.76%) CSS3
9 4 (11.76%) XHTML
10 3 (8.82%) Bing Maps
10 3 (8.82%) Sass
10 3 (8.82%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
1 2 (5.88%) Informatics
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) OO
3 10 (29.41%) E-Commerce
4 8 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Code Coverage
5 7 (20.59%) Web Development
6 6 (17.65%) TDD
6 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) OOP
7 5 (14.71%) User Stories
7 5 (14.71%) Scrum
7 5 (14.71%) MVC
8 4 (11.76%) Web Design
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.82%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
2 9 (26.47%) VBScript
3 6 (17.65%) VB
4 5 (14.71%) VB6
4 5 (14.71%) SQL
4 5 (14.71%) C#
5 4 (11.76%) XPath
6 1 (2.94%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Apple
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Twitter
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.94%) ATG
5 1 (2.94%) Adobe
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
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