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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 67 74
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 96 82 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.50% 3.76% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.74% 32.80% 31.30%
Number of salaries quoted 88 60 72
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
230 250 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.79% 11.47% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 192 184 223
Median salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £43,164 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.27%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

QA
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +2 34 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Harpenden +12 17 £45,000 -18.18% 2
St Albans +14 16 £45,000 +60.71%
Stevenage +5 8 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Royston -5 4 £38,750 -8.82%
Hemel Hempstead 0 3 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Welwyn Garden City -14 3 £37,500 -21.05%
Rickmansworth - 3 £45,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £22,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 111 (65.68%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (43.79%) Selenium
3 62 (36.69%) SQL
4 49 (28.99%) Scrum
5 39 (23.08%) Java
6 35 (20.71%) ISTQB
6 35 (20.71%) Software Testing
7 33 (19.53%) C#
7 33 (19.53%) Linux
7 33 (19.53%) Functional Testing
8 32 (18.93%) Finance
9 29 (17.16%) JIRA
9 29 (17.16%) Test Strategy
9 29 (17.16%) Automation Testing
10 27 (15.98%) BDD
10 27 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (15.98%) Regression Testing
10 27 (15.98%) Python
11 25 (14.79%) WebDriver
11 25 (14.79%) TDD
12 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
12 24 (14.20%) JavaScript
13 23 (13.61%) .NET
13 23 (13.61%) ISEB
14 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
15 20 (11.83%) Test Scripting
15 20 (11.83%) HP UFT
16 18 (10.65%) HTML
16 18 (10.65%) Web Services
16 18 (10.65%) Manual Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.37%) IIS
2 3 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.18%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
3 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) Internet
2 4 (2.37%) IPv4
2 4 (2.37%) IPv6
2 4 (2.37%) VPN
3 3 (1.78%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.59%) BGP
4 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) Big Data
4 1 (0.59%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 74 (43.79%) Selenium
2 29 (17.16%) JIRA
3 25 (14.79%) WebDriver
4 20 (11.83%) HP UFT
5 15 (8.88%) Cucumber
5 15 (8.88%) Subversion
6 12 (7.10%) JUnit
7 11 (6.51%) Git (software)
8 10 (5.92%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.92%) Robot Framework
9 9 (5.33%) JBehave
9 9 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (4.14%) TeamCity
11 6 (3.55%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.37%) NUnit
13 4 (2.37%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.78%) Appium
14 3 (1.78%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (18.93%) Finance
2 4 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.18%) Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Legal
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
3 2 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (30.18%) Analyst
2 43 (25.44%) Test Analyst
3 38 (22.49%) Developer
4 25 (14.79%) Test Engineer
5 22 (13.02%) Test Automation Engineer
6 21 (12.43%) QA Leader
7 17 (10.06%) QA Analyst
8 16 (9.47%) .NET Developer
8 16 (9.47%) Software Developer
8 16 (9.47%) Team Leader
8 16 (9.47%) Tester
9 14 (8.28%) QA Engineer
9 14 (8.28%) QA Test Analyst
9 14 (8.28%) QA Test Engineer
9 14 (8.28%) Software Test Engineer
10 11 (6.51%) QA Automation Engineer
10 11 (6.51%) QA Team Leader
10 11 (6.51%) Software QA Engineer
11 9 (5.33%) Java Engineer
11 9 (5.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.61%) .NET
2 18 (10.65%) HTML
2 18 (10.65%) Web Services
3 17 (10.06%) REST
4 15 (8.88%) RESTful
4 15 (8.88%) XML
5 12 (7.10%) AngularJS
5 12 (7.10%) ASP.NET
6 11 (6.51%) CSS
6 11 (6.51%) jQuery
6 11 (6.51%) Qt
7 8 (4.73%) Ajax
7 8 (4.73%) Gherkin
8 7 (4.14%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.14%) Sass
9 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.55%) SOAP
9 6 (3.55%) Spring
9 6 (3.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) RIA
3 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.96%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.37%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.37%) User Experience
5 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.78%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.53%) Linux
2 17 (10.06%) Unix
3 8 (4.73%) Windows
4 2 (1.18%) Android
4 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (65.68%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.99%) Scrum
3 35 (20.71%) Software Testing
4 33 (19.53%) Functional Testing
5 29 (17.16%) Automation Testing
5 29 (17.16%) Test Strategy
6 27 (15.98%) BDD
6 27 (15.98%) Regression Testing
6 27 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (14.79%) TDD
8 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
9 20 (11.83%) Test Scripting
10 18 (10.65%) Automated Testing
10 18 (10.65%) Manual Testing
10 18 (10.65%) Test Automation
11 14 (8.28%) Waterfall
12 11 (6.51%) API Testing
12 11 (6.51%) Prototyping
12 11 (6.51%) QA Automation
13 10 (5.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (36.69%) SQL
2 39 (23.08%) Java
3 33 (19.53%) C#
4 27 (15.98%) Python
5 24 (14.20%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.10%) C++
7 9 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.33%) Ruby
7 9 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.96%) VB
9 4 (2.37%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.18%) XAML
12 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.59%) C
12 1 (0.59%) Groovy
12 1 (0.59%) PHP
12 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (20.71%) ISTQB
2 23 (13.61%) ISEB
3 14 (8.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.10%) Degree
5 1 (0.59%) APMP
5 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.92%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.73%) HP
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle
3 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (1.18%) VMware
4 1 (0.59%) hybris
4 1 (0.59%) SAP
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