The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 45 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing QA 28 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.35% 2.26% 2.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.79% 36.67% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 14
Average daily rate
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£365 £525 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% +54.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £342 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £696 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
QA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
67 30 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.00% 6.16% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 26
Average daily rate £345 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £318 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £650 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.55 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% +1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £12.55 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -18.60%

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 16 September 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

QA
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 16 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -4 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £325 -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Ware - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
2 17 (34.69%) CSS
3 16 (32.65%) XML
3 16 (32.65%) SQL
4 14 (28.57%) .NET
5 13 (26.53%) Finance
6 12 (24.49%) JIRA
7 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) VBScript
8 10 (20.41%) HTML
8 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
9 9 (18.37%) XSL
9 9 (18.37%) XSLT
9 9 (18.37%) IIS
9 9 (18.37%) Oracle
9 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
9 9 (18.37%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (16.33%) Legal
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.33%) OO
10 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework
10 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
10 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.29%) WCF
11 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
12 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
12 6 (12.24%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (18.37%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) CMS
2 3 (6.12%) Joomla!
2 3 (6.12%) Drupal
2 3 (6.12%) WordPress
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) MySQL
3 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (8.16%) MS Access
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.12%) DataStage
5 3 (6.12%) Data Mart
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (6.12%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (6.12%) OLAP
5 3 (6.12%) OLTP
6 1 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (2.04%) Star Schema
6 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) FxCop
2 6 (12.24%) StyleCop
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.04%) Moq
5 1 (2.04%) dotTrace
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.04%) Ant
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (8.16%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (8.16%) VB Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Automated Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Business Systems Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) CSS
2 16 (32.65%) XML
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
4 10 (20.41%) HTML
5 9 (18.37%) XSL
5 9 (18.37%) XSLT
6 8 (16.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (14.29%) WCF
8 6 (12.24%) LINQ
8 6 (12.24%) jQuery
8 6 (12.24%) POCO
8 6 (12.24%) CSS3
8 6 (12.24%) HTML5
9 4 (8.16%) Backbone.js
9 4 (8.16%) ADO.NET
10 3 (6.12%) XHTML
10 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.12%) JSON
10 3 (6.12%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) NHS
2 3 (6.12%) Informatics
2 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) Scrum
3 9 (18.37%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.33%) OO
4 8 (16.33%) Test Planning
5 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Code Coverage
6 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.20%) TDD
7 5 (10.20%) ETL
7 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (8.16%) OOP
8 4 (8.16%) Project Management
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
9 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.12%) Usability Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Change Management
9 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
2 16 (32.65%) SQL
3 10 (20.41%) VBScript
4 6 (12.24%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) VB
5 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.16%) VB6
7 2 (4.08%) Java
8 1 (2.04%) C
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.16%) SAP
4 3 (6.12%) Cognos
4 3 (6.12%) IBM
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
4 3 (6.12%) MicroStrategy
4 3 (6.12%) Teradata
5 1 (2.04%) Zend
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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