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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 62 73 51
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Permanent jobs citing QA 91 60 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.85% 3.21% 4.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 36.36% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 70 51 132
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
273 165 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.55% 8.82% 13.10%
Number of salaries quoted 218 125 323
Average salary £45,000 £38,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £29,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,000 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -2 28 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Hemel Hempstead +14 24 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Stevenage +12 8 £30,750 -23.12%
St Albans -22 7 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Welwyn Garden City -13 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Royston - 2 £33,750 - 1
Letchworth +9 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Rickmansworth - 1 £117,500 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 60 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (32.68%) Degree
3 47 (30.72%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (30.07%) Test Scripting
4 46 (30.07%) JavaScript
5 41 (26.80%) Java
6 35 (22.88%) Software Engineering
7 34 (22.22%) Windows
8 32 (20.92%) Selenium
9 28 (18.30%) SQL
10 27 (17.65%) .NET
10 27 (17.65%) TDD
11 26 (16.99%) Computer Science
11 26 (16.99%) Finance
11 26 (16.99%) Automation Testing
12 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
12 25 (16.34%) C#
13 24 (15.69%) HTML
13 24 (15.69%) BDD
14 23 (15.03%) ISEB
14 23 (15.03%) Automated Testing
15 22 (14.38%) SQL Server
16 21 (13.73%) WebDriver
17 20 (13.07%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (13.07%) CSS
17 20 (13.07%) QuickTest Pro
18 19 (12.42%) J2EE
18 19 (12.42%) Linux
18 19 (12.42%) Banking
19 18 (11.76%) JUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.61%) IIS
2 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.65%) Node.js
3 1 (0.65%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.31%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) ATM
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
2 1 (0.65%) WAN
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.65%) VPN
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.61%) MySQL
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.96%) DB2
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.31%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQLite
7 1 (0.65%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (20.92%) Selenium
2 21 (13.73%) WebDriver
3 20 (13.07%) QuickTest Pro
4 18 (11.76%) JUnit
4 18 (11.76%) JBehave
5 16 (10.46%) Visual Studio
5 16 (10.46%) Subversion
6 12 (7.84%) Git (software)
7 10 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (5.88%) CruiseControl
8 9 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (4.58%) JIRA
10 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.61%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.61%) TeamCity
11 4 (2.61%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.61%) JMeter
12 3 (1.96%) Bugzilla
12 3 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 26 (16.99%) Finance
2 19 (12.42%) Banking
3 16 (10.46%) Marketing
4 12 (7.84%) Retail
5 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (18.30%) Developer
2 26 (16.99%) Analyst
3 25 (16.34%) Tester
4 22 (14.38%) Test Engineer
5 20 (13.07%) Software Engineer
6 18 (11.76%) Consultant
7 17 (11.11%) Test Analyst
7 17 (11.11%) Test Consultant
7 17 (11.11%) QA Engineer
8 15 (9.80%) Test Manager
9 13 (8.50%) Software Test Engineer
9 13 (8.50%) QA Analyst
10 12 (7.84%) Senior Tester
11 9 (5.88%) Software Tester
11 9 (5.88%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.88%) Sales Consultant
11 9 (5.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
12 8 (5.23%) Senior Developer
13 7 (4.58%) QA Leader
13 7 (4.58%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.65%) .NET
2 24 (15.69%) HTML
3 20 (13.07%) CSS
4 19 (12.42%) J2EE
5 15 (9.80%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
7 12 (7.84%) jQuery
8 11 (7.19%) WCF
9 10 (6.54%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.54%) REST
10 9 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (5.88%) NHibernate
11 5 (3.27%) SOAP
11 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.27%) HTML5
11 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (2.61%) Web Services
12 4 (2.61%) XML
13 3 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 47 (30.72%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (16.99%) Computer Science
3 20 (13.07%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.61%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.61%) EFT
6 4 (2.61%) CMDB
7 3 (1.96%) User Experience
8 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.65%) iPhone
9 1 (0.65%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 34 (22.22%) Windows
2 19 (12.42%) Linux
3 11 (7.19%) UNIX
4 10 (6.54%) Android
5 9 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.07%) Test Scripting
3 35 (22.88%) Software Engineering
4 27 (17.65%) TDD
5 26 (16.99%) Automation Testing
6 24 (15.69%) BDD
7 23 (15.03%) Automated Testing
8 16 (10.46%) Test Automation
8 16 (10.46%) Product Management
8 16 (10.46%) Test Strategy
9 15 (9.80%) Regression Testing
10 14 (9.15%) Test Management
11 12 (7.84%) Manual Testing
11 12 (7.84%) Business Development
11 12 (7.84%) Strategic Planning
11 12 (7.84%) Software Testing
11 12 (7.84%) Technical Analysis
11 12 (7.84%) Coaching
12 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.07%) JavaScript
2 41 (26.80%) Java
3 28 (18.30%) SQL
4 25 (16.34%) C#
5 14 (9.15%) C
6 13 (8.50%) C++
7 6 (3.92%) Perl
7 6 (3.92%) Python
7 6 (3.92%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.27%) VB6
8 5 (3.27%) Ruby
8 5 (3.27%) VB
9 4 (2.61%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.61%) PHP
10 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.96%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
12 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (32.68%) Degree
2 23 (15.03%) ISEB
3 16 (10.46%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.65%) CCIA
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.65%) CCEA
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.65%) ACCA
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) MCP
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) MCSA
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) COBIT
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Firmware
2 6 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.88%) Oracle
2 9 (5.88%) VMware
3 8 (5.23%) HP
4 3 (1.96%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.96%) SAP
5 2 (1.31%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) SonicWALL
6 1 (0.65%) Alterian
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos
6 1 (0.65%) Siebel
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco
6 1 (0.65%) Dell
6 1 (0.65%) Citrix
6 1 (0.65%) CA
6 1 (0.65%) Informatica
6 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.65%) BT
6 1 (0.65%) Thunderhead
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, 25 day holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
ABA Market Research Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago