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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 90 83 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -30
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 62 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.87% 2.51% 4.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.66% 25.73% 53.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 57 69
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,200 £64,500 £65,000
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
205 241 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.51% 9.74% 8.06%
Number of salaries quoted 149 214 140
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Watford +21 40 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Borehamwood -12 10 £27,500 -37.14%
Rickmansworth - 4 £43,500 - 1
Hertford +12 2 £95,000 +111.11%
Stevenage +9 2 £45,000 +32.35% 1
Hemel Hempstead -6 2 - -
Royston - 2 £42,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -17 1 - -
St Albans -22 1 £32,500 -40.90%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 61 (38.85%) SQL
2 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (35.03%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (26.75%) JavaScript
4 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
5 41 (26.11%) HTML
6 40 (25.48%) MS Excel
6 40 (25.48%) Finance
7 39 (24.84%) Degree
8 35 (22.29%) Computer Science
9 34 (21.66%) Java
9 34 (21.66%) .NET
10 33 (21.02%) Project Management
11 30 (19.11%) Visual Studio
11 30 (19.11%) Selenium
12 29 (18.47%) ASP.NET
12 29 (18.47%) C#
13 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
13 28 (17.83%) Linux
13 28 (17.83%) UNIX
14 27 (17.20%) Automated Testing
15 26 (16.56%) MS Office
16 25 (15.92%) Windows
16 25 (15.92%) Retail
16 25 (15.92%) System Testing
17 24 (15.29%) HP UFT
17 24 (15.29%) CSS
18 23 (14.65%) MVC
18 23 (14.65%) Manual Testing
18 23 (14.65%) ASP.NET MVC

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (6.37%) WebSphere
1 10 (6.37%) Confluence
2 7 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.46%) Drupal
3 6 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.82%) CMS
4 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.27%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (25.48%) MS Excel
2 26 (16.56%) MS Office
3 9 (5.73%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.64%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.38%) SaaS
2 4 (2.55%) Basecamp
2 4 (2.55%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.28%) Firewall
2 2 (1.27%) SSH
2 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.27%) Telnet
2 2 (1.27%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.64%) DB2
3 11 (7.01%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.37%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.18%) MySQL
6 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.91%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.27%) QlikView
10 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (19.11%) Visual Studio
1 30 (19.11%) Selenium
2 24 (15.29%) HP UFT
3 22 (14.01%) Subversion
4 21 (13.38%) JIRA
4 21 (13.38%) Cucumber
5 15 (9.55%) Git (software)
6 12 (7.64%) WebDriver
7 10 (6.37%) LabVIEW
8 9 (5.73%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.46%) CruiseControl
10 7 (4.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (4.46%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.27%) TestLink
11 2 (1.27%) Toad
11 2 (1.27%) Ant
11 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.27%) NUnit
General
1 40 (25.48%) Finance
2 25 (15.92%) Retail
3 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.10%) Marketing
4 6 (3.82%) Banking
4 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 38 (24.20%) Analyst
2 34 (21.66%) Developer
3 30 (19.11%) Test Analyst
4 21 (13.38%) Tester
5 14 (8.92%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (8.92%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.28%) Test Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Junior
6 13 (8.28%) Software Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) Senior Test Analyst
6 13 (8.28%) QA Engineer
7 11 (7.01%) Security Engineer
7 11 (7.01%) IT Security Engineer
8 10 (6.37%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.37%) Selenium Tester
8 10 (6.37%) QA Tester
8 10 (6.37%) Team Leader
8 10 (6.37%) .NET Developer
9 9 (5.73%) QA Analyst
10 8 (5.10%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (26.11%) HTML
2 34 (21.66%) .NET
3 29 (18.47%) ASP.NET
4 24 (15.29%) CSS
5 23 (14.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (11.46%) .NET Framework
7 15 (9.55%) XML
8 14 (8.92%) AngularJS
9 11 (7.01%) RESTful
10 10 (6.37%) Gherkin
10 10 (6.37%) Flash
10 10 (6.37%) Ajax
10 10 (6.37%) J2EE
11 9 (5.73%) jQuery
12 8 (5.10%) HTML5
12 8 (5.10%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (4.46%) Entity Framework
13 7 (4.46%) REST
13 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 55 (35.03%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (22.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.82%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.18%) Physics
4 5 (3.18%) Chemistry
5 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.55%) iPhone
5 4 (2.55%) iPad
5 4 (2.55%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (2.55%) User Experience
6 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.91%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.64%) W3C
8 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) UNIX
1 28 (17.83%) Linux
2 25 (15.92%) Windows
3 8 (5.10%) Android
4 6 (3.82%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) AIX
7 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.02%) Project Management
3 27 (17.20%) Automated Testing
4 25 (15.92%) System Testing
5 23 (14.65%) Manual Testing
5 23 (14.65%) MVC
6 20 (12.74%) Regression Testing
6 20 (12.74%) Test Automation
7 19 (12.10%) Test Scripting
8 17 (10.83%) Time Management
9 16 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.19%) Mentoring
10 15 (9.55%) Software Testing
11 13 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (8.28%) ITIL
11 13 (8.28%) TDD
11 13 (8.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.64%) Risk Management
12 12 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (7.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.85%) SQL
2 42 (26.75%) JavaScript
3 34 (21.66%) Java
4 29 (18.47%) C#
5 19 (12.10%) C++
6 15 (9.55%) C
7 9 (5.73%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.46%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.55%) Ruby
9 4 (2.55%) Python
10 3 (1.91%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.91%) PHP
10 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.27%) Jython
12 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (24.84%) Degree
2 15 (9.55%) ISEB
3 8 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 11 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (7.01%) vSphere
1 11 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.91%) Firmware
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.01%) Nagios
1 11 (7.01%) Nessus
2 9 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.27%) Ansible
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) CheckPoint
2 11 (7.01%) Sophos
2 11 (7.01%) Websense
2 11 (7.01%) VMware
3 9 (5.73%) Oracle
4 7 (4.46%) SolarWinds
4 7 (4.46%) AppDynamics
5 6 (3.82%) HP
6 5 (3.18%) IBM
7 4 (2.55%) Google
8 2 (1.27%) hybris
8 2 (1.27%) SAP
8 2 (1.27%) Temenos
8 2 (1.27%) Tableau
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix
9 1 (0.64%) Juniper
9 1 (0.64%) BMC
9 1 (0.64%) Cognizant
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + car + pension + PMI
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
The Smart List
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago