The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 47 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 79 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.51% 3.91% 3.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 35.00% 30.04% 28.16%
Number of salaries quoted 78 49 47
Average salary £48,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
QA
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
280 263 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.88% 13.03% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 205 202 180
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £65,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

QA
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

QA Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

QA
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

QA
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 within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 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
Watford +36 32 £48,000 +12.94% 2
Hemel Hempstead -22 11 £59,000 +63.88% 3
Royston +10 6 £35,000 -22.22%
Hitchin +13 5 - -
Harpenden - 5 £55,000 -
Hertford - 3 £30,000 -
Tring - 3 £30,000 -
Welwyn Garden City +6 2 - -
St Albans -9 2 £105,000 +90.90%
Rickmansworth +12 1 £45,000 -61.70%
Borehamwood - 1 - - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.03%) SQL
3 49 (28.16%) Java
4 40 (22.99%) Functional Testing
5 35 (20.11%) HP UFT
5 35 (20.11%) Software Testing
6 31 (17.82%) Selenium
7 30 (17.24%) Regression Testing
7 30 (17.24%) Finance
8 29 (16.67%) Oracle
8 29 (16.67%) Unix
9 28 (16.09%) Project Management
9 28 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (15.52%) Manual Testing
11 26 (14.94%) HP
11 26 (14.94%) .NET
11 26 (14.94%) Scrum
12 25 (14.37%) Web Services
13 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 24 (13.79%) Test Scripting
14 23 (13.22%) XML
15 21 (12.07%) ASP.NET
15 21 (12.07%) PL/SQL
15 21 (12.07%) Retail
15 21 (12.07%) Test Automation
16 20 (11.49%) Test Management
16 20 (11.49%) Oracle Database
16 20 (11.49%) Automated Testing
16 20 (11.49%) CSS
16 20 (11.49%) Linux

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.75%) LiveLink
2 4 (2.30%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.72%) Liferay
3 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) LDAP
2 9 (5.17%) SSH
2 9 (5.17%) Telnet
3 7 (4.02%) PuTTY
4 5 (2.87%) Internet
5 4 (2.30%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.72%) Firewall
6 3 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (0.57%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.57%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) NAS
7 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.30%) MySQL
6 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.15%) QualityStage
7 2 (1.15%) Redis
7 2 (1.15%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.57%) IBM BigInsights
8 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (20.11%) HP UFT
2 31 (17.82%) Selenium
3 17 (9.77%) Visual Studio
4 16 (9.20%) Cucumber
5 15 (8.62%) LoadRunner
6 13 (7.47%) JIRA
7 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.75%) Git (software)
8 10 (5.75%) WebDriver
9 9 (5.17%) JUnit
9 9 (5.17%) Toad
10 8 (4.60%) JBehave
11 7 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.02%) Subversion
12 5 (2.87%) NCover
12 5 (2.87%) NCrunch
12 5 (2.87%) NUnit
12 5 (2.87%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.30%) MSTest
13 4 (2.30%) QADirector
General
1 30 (17.24%) Finance
2 21 (12.07%) Retail
3 13 (7.47%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 10 (5.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (4.60%) Banking
7 4 (2.30%) Arabic Language
7 4 (2.30%) Russian Language
8 3 (1.72%) Local Government
8 3 (1.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (31.03%) Analyst
2 43 (24.71%) Test Analyst
3 25 (14.37%) Developer
4 24 (13.79%) QA Engineer
5 16 (9.20%) QA Analyst
6 15 (8.62%) Tester
7 14 (8.05%) Automation Engineer
7 14 (8.05%) QA Automation Engineer
8 12 (6.90%) QA Tester
8 12 (6.90%) Test Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) QA Test Engineer
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Software QA Engineer
10 10 (5.75%) QA Manager
10 10 (5.75%) SAP Manager
10 10 (5.75%) SAP Test Manager
11 9 (5.17%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Software Analyst
12 8 (4.60%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.94%) .NET
2 25 (14.37%) Web Services
3 23 (13.22%) XML
4 21 (12.07%) ASP.NET
5 20 (11.49%) CSS
6 18 (10.34%) HTML
7 13 (7.47%) jQuery
7 13 (7.47%) RESTful
8 11 (6.32%) J2EE
9 9 (5.17%) REST
10 8 (4.60%) Qt
11 7 (4.02%) Ajax
11 7 (4.02%) JSON
11 7 (4.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (3.45%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.45%) Entity Framework
12 6 (3.45%) WCF
13 4 (2.30%) HTML5
13 4 (2.30%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.75%) Taxonomies
3 8 (4.60%) Chemistry
3 8 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.02%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.45%) RIA
6 5 (2.87%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.87%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.15%) EPoS
8 2 (1.15%) NHS
9 1 (0.57%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Economics
9 1 (0.57%) Fintech
9 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.67%) Unix
2 20 (11.49%) Linux
3 19 (10.92%) Windows
4 8 (4.60%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.30%) Android
5 4 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.99%) Functional Testing
3 35 (20.11%) Software Testing
4 30 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 28 (16.09%) Project Management
6 27 (15.52%) Manual Testing
7 26 (14.94%) Scrum
8 24 (13.79%) Test Scripting
9 21 (12.07%) Test Automation
10 20 (11.49%) Automated Testing
10 20 (11.49%) Test Management
11 17 (9.77%) Test Strategy
11 17 (9.77%) Validation
12 15 (8.62%) Change Management
12 15 (8.62%) PRINCE2
12 15 (8.62%) Programme Management
12 15 (8.62%) Quality Management
13 14 (8.05%) ITIL
14 13 (7.47%) System Testing
15 12 (6.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.03%) SQL
2 49 (28.16%) Java
3 21 (12.07%) PL/SQL
4 19 (10.92%) C++
5 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 13 (7.47%) C#
7 10 (5.75%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.02%) PHP
9 6 (3.45%) Ruby
10 5 (2.87%) C
10 5 (2.87%) Perl
10 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.72%) Python
12 2 (1.15%) ABAP
12 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.57%) ANSI C
13 1 (0.57%) Clojure
13 1 (0.57%) F#
13 1 (0.57%) Go
13 1 (0.57%) Rust
Qualifications
1 17 (9.77%) Degree
2 10 (5.75%) ISEB
3 8 (4.60%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.57%) CISM
5 1 (0.57%) CISMP
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
5 1 (0.57%) CLAS
5 1 (0.57%) HP ASE
5 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) ISO 8583
1 3 (1.72%) ISO20022
2 2 (1.15%) SDET
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.57%) Nagios
2 1 (0.57%) Nessus
2 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (16.67%) Oracle
2 26 (14.94%) HP
3 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (9.20%) IBM
5 14 (8.05%) SAP
6 12 (6.90%) OpenText
7 2 (1.15%) VMware
8 1 (0.57%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix
8 1 (0.57%) Dell
8 1 (0.57%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.57%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.57%) Rally
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy
8 1 (0.57%) Sophos
8 1 (0.57%) Twitter
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: From £30,000 to £43,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, South East
Ocado
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson Europe BV
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Relocation Package plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent Package
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 10 days ago
Hertfordshire
Northgate Public Services
Posted: 24 days ago