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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 33 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing QA 25 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.18% 3.59% 4.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.56% 46.67% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 11
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £365 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £505 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.73%

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
45 45 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.53% 7.69% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 38
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £334 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £44.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +85.26%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Watford -5 4 £425 -5.55% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £329 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £291 -
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (60.87%) BDD
3 27 (58.70%) TDD
4 26 (56.52%) Java
5 22 (47.83%) Git (software)
6 21 (45.65%) ATDD
6 21 (45.65%) JIRA
7 17 (36.96%) Maven
7 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
8 14 (30.43%) Gradle
8 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (30.43%) Puppet
8 14 (30.43%) Ansible
8 14 (30.43%) DevOps
8 14 (30.43%) Data Structures
8 14 (30.43%) Ant
8 14 (30.43%) OO
8 14 (30.43%) OOD
9 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
9 13 (28.26%) Algorithms
9 13 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (28.26%) Complexity Analysis
10 12 (26.09%) Clojure
10 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
10 12 (26.09%) Rust
10 12 (26.09%) Go
10 12 (26.09%) Gherkin
10 12 (26.09%) Retail
10 12 (26.09%) Unix
10 12 (26.09%) SQL

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 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Magento
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.17%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
2 5 (10.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) DB2
1 4 (8.70%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (4.35%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Git (software)
2 21 (45.65%) JIRA
3 17 (36.96%) Jenkins
3 17 (36.96%) Maven
4 14 (30.43%) Ant
4 14 (30.43%) Gradle
5 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 11 (23.91%) Selenium
6 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
7 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
8 7 (15.22%) JBehave
9 4 (8.70%) Appium
10 3 (6.52%) JUnit
11 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (4.35%) Mockito
11 2 (4.35%) Moq
11 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
12 1 (2.17%) JMeter
12 1 (2.17%) Subversion
12 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (26.09%) Retail
2 8 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.74%) Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Software Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Java Automation Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Java Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (10.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (8.70%) QA Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Applications Support
9 3 (6.52%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Gherkin
2 5 (10.87%) Node.js
2 5 (10.87%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) HTML
3 4 (8.70%) J2EE
3 4 (8.70%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) Spring
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Data Structures
2 13 (28.26%) Algorithms
3 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.04%) EFT
5 3 (6.52%) NHS
6 2 (4.35%) FMCG
7 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Unix
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (60.87%) BDD
3 27 (58.70%) TDD
4 21 (45.65%) ATDD
5 14 (30.43%) DevOps
5 14 (30.43%) OO
5 14 (30.43%) OOD
6 13 (28.26%) Complexity Analysis
6 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
11 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.87%) System Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Document Management
12 4 (8.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) Clojure
2 12 (26.09%) Go
2 12 (26.09%) Rust
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) F#
4 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.70%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
1 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) HL7
1 2 (4.35%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) Ansible
1 14 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (30.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) IBM
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) hybris
5 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.17%) VMware