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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 43 65
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing QA 21 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.39% 2.60% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 45.71% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £359 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £274 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £657 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -26.60%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
60 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.69% 5.69% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 17
Average daily rate £325 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £275 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £545 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% +24.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 - 4 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £365 - 1
Hertford - 1 - - 1
St Albans - 1 £425 - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
Hitchin - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 19 (45.24%) CSS
2 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
3 16 (38.10%) XML
3 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (33.33%) OO
5 12 (28.57%) XSLT
5 12 (28.57%) JIRA
6 11 (26.19%) HTML
6 11 (26.19%) VBScript
6 11 (26.19%) .NET
7 10 (23.81%) IIS
7 10 (23.81%) XSL
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.05%) VB
9 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
10 7 (16.67%) Retail
10 7 (16.67%) VB6
10 7 (16.67%) HTML5
10 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.67%) OOP
11 6 (14.29%) SQL
11 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 6 (14.29%) jQuery
11 6 (14.29%) Ajax
11 6 (14.29%) TDD
11 6 (14.29%) Finance
12 5 (11.90%) Legal

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (23.81%) IIS
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) CTI
2 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) FxCop
2 4 (9.52%) StyleCop
2 4 (9.52%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) dotTrace
4 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) Moq
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (11.90%) Legal
4 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (4.76%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Advertising
7 1 (2.38%) Publishing
7 1 (2.38%) Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Business Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) VB Developer
4 7 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) UI Programmer
6 4 (9.52%) UI Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (45.24%) CSS
2 16 (38.10%) XML
3 12 (28.57%) XSLT
4 11 (26.19%) HTML
4 11 (26.19%) .NET
5 10 (23.81%) XSL
6 7 (16.67%) HTML5
7 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (14.29%) Ajax
7 6 (14.29%) jQuery
8 5 (11.90%) WCF
8 5 (11.90%) CSS3
9 4 (9.52%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (9.52%) POCO
9 4 (9.52%) LINQ
9 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.52%) XHTML
10 3 (7.14%) JSON
10 3 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (4.76%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
1 4 (9.52%) Informatics
2 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) OO
3 8 (19.05%) Scrum
3 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 7 (16.67%) OOP
5 6 (14.29%) TDD
6 5 (11.90%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
6 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.52%) Code Coverage
7 4 (9.52%) SEO
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Web Development
7 4 (9.52%) User Stories
8 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Change Management
9 2 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 11 (26.19%) VBScript
3 8 (19.05%) VB
4 7 (16.67%) VB6
5 6 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Apple
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.76%) Twitter
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
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