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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 23 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +4
Contract jobs citing QA 43 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.33% 1.26% 1.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.59% 25.00% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +44.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £363 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +15.70%
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
85 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.52% 5.05% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 27
Average daily rate £375 £390 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +13.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £290 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £441 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.50%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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
Watford - 7 £413 - 1
St Albans - 6 £350 - 2
Royston - 3 £475 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 - 5
Letchworth - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.11%) Finance
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) Scrum
5 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
6 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (23.61%) .NET
7 17 (23.61%) CSS
7 17 (23.61%) XML
7 17 (23.61%) Project Management
8 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
8 14 (19.44%) SAP
8 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (18.06%) .NET Framework
10 12 (16.67%) BDD
11 11 (15.28%) WCF
11 11 (15.28%) ERP
11 11 (15.28%) Windows
11 11 (15.28%) Oracle
11 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
12 10 (13.89%) VBScript
12 10 (13.89%) HTML
12 10 (13.89%) XSL
12 10 (13.89%) XSLT
12 10 (13.89%) IIS
12 10 (13.89%) Code Coverage
12 10 (13.89%) LINQ
12 10 (13.89%) POCO
13 9 (12.50%) Test Strategy

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (13.89%) IIS
2 4 (5.56%) CMS
3 3 (4.17%) WordPress
3 3 (4.17%) Joomla!
3 3 (4.17%) Drupal
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.72%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) Snowflake Schema
3 6 (8.33%) QlikView
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.94%) Star Schema
4 5 (6.94%) MS Access
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (5.56%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.56%) Data Mart
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (5.56%) OLTP
5 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.56%) DataStage
5 4 (5.56%) OLAP
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.39%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) JIRA
2 7 (9.72%) FxCop
2 7 (9.72%) StyleCop
3 6 (8.33%) Selenium
4 5 (6.94%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.78%) Maven
6 2 (2.78%) Ant
7 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
General
1 26 (36.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Retail
3 5 (6.94%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Business Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Test Consultant
5 5 (6.94%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.94%) SAP Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.17%) SAP Implementation Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Configuration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) .NET
1 17 (23.61%) CSS
1 17 (23.61%) XML
2 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
3 13 (18.06%) .NET Framework
4 11 (15.28%) WCF
5 10 (13.89%) HTML
5 10 (13.89%) XSL
5 10 (13.89%) XSLT
5 10 (13.89%) LINQ
5 10 (13.89%) POCO
6 5 (6.94%) jQuery
6 5 (6.94%) CSS3
6 5 (6.94%) HTML5
6 5 (6.94%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.56%) ADO.NET
8 3 (4.17%) SOAP
8 3 (4.17%) JSON
8 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.78%) User Experience
4 2 (2.78%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) W3C
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.39%) Informatics
5 1 (1.39%) CMDB
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.78%) Scrum
3 17 (23.61%) Project Management
4 12 (16.67%) BDD
5 11 (15.28%) ERP
5 11 (15.28%) Regression Testing
6 10 (13.89%) Code Coverage
7 9 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 9 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (12.50%) ETL
8 7 (9.72%) TDD
8 7 (9.72%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (9.72%) Analytics
9 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.33%) Change Management
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) VBScript
4 8 (11.11%) C#
5 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.17%) C
6 3 (4.17%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) C++
7 2 (2.78%) Perl
7 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.78%) AAT
3 2 (2.78%) ACCA
3 2 (2.78%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.44%) SAP
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
4 6 (8.33%) Tableau
5 4 (5.56%) Teradata
5 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 4 (5.56%) Informatica
5 4 (5.56%) Cognos
5 4 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) NCR
7 1 (1.39%) Apple
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe
7 1 (1.39%) ATG
7 1 (1.39%) Zend
7 1 (1.39%) Venda
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