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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 48 38 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 23 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.01% 2.86% 2.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.38% 41.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £676 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.61 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.71% -36.00%
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
65 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.52% 6.87% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 22
Average daily rate £350 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £305 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £605 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.28 £15.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.09% -6.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.90 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.66 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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
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 21 August 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £325 -
Hertford - 1 - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
Borehamwood - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (40.82%) CSS
2 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.61%) XML
3 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.57%) .NET
5 13 (26.53%) JIRA
6 12 (24.49%) HTML
6 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 12 (24.49%) OO
7 11 (22.45%) VBScript
7 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) IIS
8 10 (20.41%) XSL
8 10 (20.41%) XSLT
8 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
10 8 (16.33%) VB
10 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
10 8 (16.33%) Legal
10 8 (16.33%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (16.33%) jQuery
10 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (16.33%) HTML5
11 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
12 6 (12.24%) Oracle
12 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
12 6 (12.24%) OOP
12 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 10 (20.41%) 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 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) CTI
2 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (2.04%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) QlikView
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) JIRA
2 5 (10.20%) FxCop
2 5 (10.20%) StyleCop
3 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.12%) Selenium
4 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.04%) Moq
5 1 (2.04%) dotTrace
5 1 (2.04%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.04%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 2 (4.08%) Advertising
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (2.04%) Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
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%) VB Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) VB6 Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Tester
8 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Automated Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) UI Programmer
9 3 (6.12%) UI Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Business Systems Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) CSS
2 15 (30.61%) XML
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 12 (24.49%) HTML
5 10 (20.41%) XSL
5 10 (20.41%) XSLT
6 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
7 8 (16.33%) jQuery
7 8 (16.33%) HTML5
8 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 6 (12.24%) WCF
9 6 (12.24%) CSS3
10 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (10.20%) LINQ
10 5 (10.20%) POCO
10 5 (10.20%) JSON
10 5 (10.20%) Ajax
11 4 (8.16%) Backbone.js
12 3 (6.12%) Semantic HTML
12 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) NHS
1 4 (8.16%) Informatics
2 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) OO
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 9 (18.37%) Risk Management
5 8 (16.33%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (12.24%) OOP
7 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Code Coverage
8 4 (8.16%) Project Management
8 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
8 4 (8.16%) SEO
8 4 (8.16%) TDD
8 4 (8.16%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.12%) Product Management
9 3 (6.12%) User Stories
9 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) VBScript
4 8 (16.33%) VB
5 6 (12.24%) VB6
6 5 (10.20%) C#
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) Zend
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
5 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
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