The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 31 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing QA 26 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.49% 4.55% 5.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 54.17% 40.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 16
Median daily rate £425 £401 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £365 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £473 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £33.00 £33.90
% change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.65%

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
48 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.29% 11.36% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 50
Median daily rate £425 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +20.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £347 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £529 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £508 -
Watford -4 5 £425 -5.55% 4
Rickmansworth - 4 £291 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) BDD
3 29 (54.72%) TDD
4 28 (52.83%) Java
5 25 (47.17%) JIRA
5 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
6 23 (43.40%) ATDD
7 19 (35.85%) Jenkins
8 18 (33.96%) Maven
9 17 (32.08%) SQL
10 16 (30.19%) Unix
10 16 (30.19%) OO
10 16 (30.19%) OOD
10 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
10 16 (30.19%) DevOps
10 16 (30.19%) Data Structures
11 15 (28.30%) Algorithms
11 15 (28.30%) Ansible
11 15 (28.30%) Complexity Analysis
11 15 (28.30%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (28.30%) Gradle
11 15 (28.30%) Puppet
11 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (28.30%) Retail
11 15 (28.30%) Ant
12 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (24.53%) Rust
13 13 (24.53%) Clojure
13 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
13 13 (24.53%) Gherkin

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.55%) Confluence
3 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.89%) OpenCart
2 1 (1.89%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Internet
2 7 (13.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) DB2
1 5 (9.43%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
2 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
1 25 (47.17%) JIRA
2 19 (35.85%) Jenkins
3 18 (33.96%) Maven
4 15 (28.30%) Ant
4 15 (28.30%) Gradle
5 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
6 12 (22.64%) Selenium
6 12 (22.64%) WebDriver
7 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
8 7 (13.21%) JBehave
9 5 (9.43%) Appium
10 3 (5.66%) JUnit
10 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.77%) Mockito
11 2 (3.77%) Moq
12 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
12 1 (1.89%) Subversion
12 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (28.30%) Retail
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Tester
4 8 (15.09%) Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Automation Tester
4 8 (15.09%) Software Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Java Automation Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Selenium Tester
5 7 (13.21%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Java Engineer
7 5 (9.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
9 3 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Gherkin
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) HTML
3 5 (9.43%) J2EE
3 5 (9.43%) Node.js
3 5 (9.43%) XML
4 4 (7.55%) RESTful
4 4 (7.55%) Spring
5 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.89%) .NET
6 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Data Structures
2 15 (28.30%) Algorithms
3 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (16.98%) EFT
5 3 (5.66%) FMCG
6 2 (3.77%) NHS
7 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Unix
2 11 (20.75%) Linux
3 9 (16.98%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (56.60%) BDD
3 29 (54.72%) TDD
4 23 (43.40%) ATDD
5 16 (30.19%) DevOps
5 16 (30.19%) OO
5 16 (30.19%) OOD
5 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
6 15 (28.30%) Complexity Analysis
7 11 (20.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
9 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
11 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Document Management
11 6 (11.32%) Software Testing
11 6 (11.32%) System Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.43%) Coaching
12 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (52.83%) Java
2 17 (32.08%) SQL
3 13 (24.53%) Clojure
3 13 (24.53%) Go
3 13 (24.53%) Rust
4 7 (13.21%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) F#
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SDET
2 1 (1.89%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) Ansible
1 15 (28.30%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (28.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) IBM
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) hybris
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) CA
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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