The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 138 119 148
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 3 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% 0.21% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 15
Average salary £43,750 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% +20.83%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
QA Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1914 1848 2628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.27% 95.90% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1404 2225
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

QA Engineer
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

QA Engineer Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

QA Engineer
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
Watford - 1 - -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
4 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) ISEB
5 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) HP
5 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (35.71%) JBehave
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Selenium
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) J2EE
7 4 (28.57%) JUnit
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
8 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 3 (21.43%) System Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Degree

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited QA Engineer in their job title 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 with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) JBehave
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JUnit
2 4 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
7 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Thunderhead