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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 141 131 136
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 1 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.050% 0.14% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.15% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 17
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
1917 2036 2378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.04% 95.54% 93.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1541 1583 2002
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 £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 5 March 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 -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
4 8 (72.73%) Windows
4 8 (72.73%) ISEB
5 7 (63.64%) HP
5 7 (63.64%) VMware
5 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) Subversion
7 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 3 (27.27%) System Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
9 2 (18.18%) Selenium
9 2 (18.18%) UNIX
9 2 (18.18%) Java
9 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
9 2 (18.18%) JBehave
9 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 2 (18.18%) Scrum
9 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
10 1 (9.09%) SaaS
10 1 (9.09%) BDD

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) JBehave
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
4 3 (27.27%) System Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
6 1 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Thunderhead