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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 130 134 136
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Engineer 9 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.41% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.46% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 3
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £33,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,700 £43,250 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
2120 1952 1970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.52% 96.73% 97.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1806 1564 1489
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016. 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 +6 2 £42,500 -5.55%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £40,000 -
Hertford - 1 £30,000 -
QA Engineer
East of England

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) QA Automation
4 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 11 (45.83%) Selenium
5 10 (41.67%) Java
6 9 (37.50%) Web Services
6 9 (37.50%) BDD
6 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
7 8 (33.33%) JBehave
7 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (33.33%) TDD
8 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
8 7 (29.17%) JUnit
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
9 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (25.00%) J2EE
10 5 (20.83%) XML
10 5 (20.83%) Internet
10 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
10 5 (20.83%) RIA
10 5 (20.83%) Ruby
10 5 (20.83%) Subversion
10 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
10 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (20.83%) REST
10 5 (20.83%) RESTful
11 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 8 (33.33%) JBehave
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
5 5 (20.83%) Subversion
6 3 (12.50%) JIRA
7 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
7 2 (8.33%) JMeter
8 1 (4.17%) Calabash
8 1 (4.17%) Capybara
8 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.17%) RSpec
8 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (4.17%) WATIR
General
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) J2EE
3 5 (20.83%) REST
3 5 (20.83%) RESTful
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) RIA
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) EPoS
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 11 (45.83%) Scrum
4 9 (37.50%) BDD
5 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 7 (29.17%) Manual Testing
6 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.50%) ERP
11 2 (8.33%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 1 (4.17%) Continuous Delivery
12 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Rally
2 1 (4.17%) VMware