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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 38 38 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 24 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.80% 3.39% 5.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.06% 30.99% 47.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 22
Median daily rate £425 £425 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £310 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
- +7.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% -30.30%
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
51 71 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.08% 10.94% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 60
Median daily rate £425 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £244 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -31.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.98 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.09% +25.00%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 10 £508 - 1
Watford -4 4 £425 -5.55% 2
Rickmansworth - 2 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) JIRA
3 20 (45.45%) Java
4 19 (43.18%) SQL
4 19 (43.18%) BDD
5 18 (40.91%) Git (software)
6 17 (38.64%) TDD
6 17 (38.64%) Retail
7 15 (34.09%) ATDD
8 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
8 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (31.82%) Unix
9 13 (29.55%) OO
9 13 (29.55%) OOD
9 13 (29.55%) Data Structures
9 13 (29.55%) Algorithms
9 13 (29.55%) Complexity Analysis
9 13 (29.55%) DevOps
9 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (27.27%) Gradle
10 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
10 12 (27.27%) Puppet
10 12 (27.27%) Ansible
10 12 (27.27%) Ant
10 12 (27.27%) Maven
10 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 10 (22.73%) Rust
11 10 (22.73%) Clojure
11 10 (22.73%) Go
12 9 (20.45%) EFT

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 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.09%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Magento
2 1 (2.27%) OpenCart
2 1 (2.27%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (29.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Internet
2 7 (15.91%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) DB2
1 5 (11.36%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) JIRA
2 18 (40.91%) Git (software)
3 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
4 12 (27.27%) Ant
4 12 (27.27%) Gradle
4 12 (27.27%) Maven
5 8 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 7 (15.91%) Selenium
6 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
7 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
8 5 (11.36%) Appium
9 3 (6.82%) Zephyr
10 2 (4.55%) JBehave
10 2 (4.55%) JMeter
11 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.27%) NUnit
11 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (38.64%) Retail
2 7 (15.91%) Finance
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Electronics
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Service Desk Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Java Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Lead Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Lead Java Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 5 (11.36%) HTML
2 5 (11.36%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 5 (11.36%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) Node.js
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (29.55%) Algorithms
2 13 (29.55%) Data Structures
3 9 (20.45%) EFT
4 3 (6.82%) FMCG
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) PMI
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Unix
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) BDD
3 17 (38.64%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) ATDD
5 13 (29.55%) Complexity Analysis
5 13 (29.55%) DevOps
5 13 (29.55%) OO
5 13 (29.55%) OOD
6 12 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.64%) Document Management
7 6 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 6 (13.64%) SDLC
7 6 (13.64%) System Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.36%) Coaching
9 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 3 (6.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) Clojure
3 10 (22.73%) Go
3 10 (22.73%) Rust
4 7 (15.91%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.09%) F#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) Ansible
1 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (27.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) IBM
2 5 (11.36%) hybris
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) CA
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
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