The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hemel Hempstead region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 42 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 2 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 0.73% 2.84% 4.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.13% 26.32% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 12
Average salary £60,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
QA
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hemel Hempstead region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hemel Hempstead
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
39 19 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 14.18% 10.80% 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 34 18 36
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Hemel Hempstead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

QA
Salary Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Hemel Hempstead region.

QA Salary Trend in Hemel Hempstead

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hemel Hempstead 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 IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) QA Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Test Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Sales Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared