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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 22 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.50% 2.70% 2.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.51% 34.55% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £351 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £470 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.25 £37.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +167.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+120.31% -32.63%
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
53 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.44% 7.80% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 19
Average daily rate £325 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £24.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.20% +73.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -16.25%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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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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
St Albans 0 4 - - 2
Watford - 3 - - 3
Rickmansworth - 3 £220 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £310 - 2
Hitchin - - - -
Royston - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (31.34%) SQL
4 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
4 19 (28.36%) Project Management
5 17 (25.37%) Scrum
5 17 (25.37%) SAP
6 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
7 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (20.90%) ERP
7 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
7 14 (20.90%) BDD
8 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
8 12 (17.91%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (17.91%) ETL
9 11 (16.42%) Software Testing
10 10 (14.93%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (14.93%) Snowflake Schema
10 10 (14.93%) Oracle
10 10 (14.93%) XML
11 9 (13.43%) Windows
11 9 (13.43%) .NET
11 9 (13.43%) ISEB
11 9 (13.43%) CSS
11 9 (13.43%) Analytics
11 9 (13.43%) Tableau
11 9 (13.43%) QlikView
11 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (8.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (11.94%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (14.93%) Snowflake Schema
3 9 (13.43%) QlikView
4 8 (11.94%) Star Schema
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.99%) OLAP
6 2 (2.99%) MS Access
6 2 (2.99%) OLTP
6 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.99%) DataStage
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.99%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (2.99%) Data Mart
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.99%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.49%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.49%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) SpecFlow
2 7 (10.45%) JIRA
3 5 (7.46%) Selenium
4 4 (5.97%) Subversion
5 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.48%) FxCop
5 3 (4.48%) StyleCop
6 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.99%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.99%) Ant
6 2 (2.99%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.99%) LSMW
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.49%) InstallShield
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Consultant
3 11 (16.42%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Team Leader
5 8 (11.94%) Test Consultant
6 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) SAP Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Implementation Manager
9 3 (4.48%) SAP Implementation Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) XML
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) CSS
3 8 (11.94%) Gherkin
4 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.45%) WCF
5 6 (8.96%) LINQ
5 6 (8.96%) POCO
5 6 (8.96%) XSL
5 6 (8.96%) XSLT
5 6 (8.96%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) SOAP
7 2 (2.99%) COM
7 2 (2.99%) jQuery
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.49%) HTML5
8 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.49%) REST
8 1 (1.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Visualisation
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.99%) Open Source
4 2 (2.99%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (2.99%) CMDB
4 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.99%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) W3C
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) Project Management
3 17 (25.37%) Scrum
4 14 (20.90%) ERP
4 14 (20.90%) BDD
5 12 (17.91%) Test Strategy
5 12 (17.91%) ETL
5 12 (17.91%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (16.42%) Software Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (13.43%) Analytics
8 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Coaching
10 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
10 7 (10.45%) Regression Testing
11 6 (8.96%) TDD
11 6 (8.96%) Code Coverage
11 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.96%) VBScript
4 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) C
6 3 (4.48%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Perl
7 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) ISEB
2 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.99%) AAT
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) ACCA
3 2 (2.99%) CIMA
4 1 (1.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.37%) SAP
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle
4 9 (13.43%) Tableau
5 3 (4.48%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) Informatica
6 2 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.99%) Cognos
6 2 (2.99%) IBM
6 2 (2.99%) Teradata
6 2 (2.99%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.49%) ATG
7 1 (1.49%) Macrovision
7 1 (1.49%) Venda
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) NCR
7 1 (1.49%) Nokia
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
Posted: 23 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
Posted: 23 days ago