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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 39 55 78
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Permanent jobs citing QA 102 91 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.08% 4.40% 3.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 51.52% 34.87% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 97 76 47
Median salary £45,000 £48,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £28,500 £32,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%

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
198 261 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.87% 12.63% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 176 193 203
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -1 29 £35,000 -28.57% 3
Harpenden +20 20 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Stevenage +2 16 £42,500 +193.10%
St Albans +10 15 £52,500 -50.00%
Hemel Hempstead +7 7 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £45,000 -
Hoddesdon - 2 £28,750 -
Letchworth - 2 £32,750 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (48.84%) Selenium
3 62 (36.05%) Scrum
4 60 (34.88%) SQL
5 51 (29.65%) Software Testing
6 48 (27.91%) ISTQB
7 44 (25.58%) Java
8 39 (22.67%) C#
8 39 (22.67%) Functional Testing
9 38 (22.09%) Linux
10 36 (20.93%) Finance
10 36 (20.93%) Automation Testing
11 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
12 33 (19.19%) JIRA
12 33 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 33 (19.19%) WebDriver
13 31 (18.02%) BDD
13 31 (18.02%) TDD
14 30 (17.44%) ISEB
15 29 (16.86%) Python
16 27 (15.70%) Test Strategy
17 26 (15.12%) Automated Testing
18 25 (14.53%) Test Scripting
18 25 (14.53%) HP UFT
19 24 (13.95%) Unix
19 24 (13.95%) JavaScript
19 24 (13.95%) Regression Testing
20 22 (12.79%) .NET
20 22 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 19 (11.05%) 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 7 (4.07%) Confluence
2 5 (2.91%) IIS
2 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) Internet
1 4 (2.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.58%) BGP
2 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 84 (48.84%) Selenium
2 33 (19.19%) JIRA
2 33 (19.19%) WebDriver
3 25 (14.53%) HP UFT
4 13 (7.56%) Cucumber
5 11 (6.40%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.40%) Subversion
6 10 (5.81%) JUnit
7 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
7 9 (5.23%) Robot Framework
8 7 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.49%) Maven
9 6 (3.49%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.49%) Zephyr
10 5 (2.91%) JBehave
10 5 (2.91%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.33%) Fiddler
11 4 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 36 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.33%) Retail
4 3 (1.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (36.63%) Analyst
2 58 (33.72%) Test Analyst
3 37 (21.51%) Developer
4 23 (13.37%) QA Leader
5 20 (11.63%) QA Analyst
5 20 (11.63%) Test Automation Engineer
5 20 (11.63%) Test Engineer
6 19 (11.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 19 (11.05%) Team Leader
7 17 (9.88%) Tester
8 15 (8.72%) .NET Developer
9 14 (8.14%) Software Developer
10 13 (7.56%) QA Team Leader
11 12 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (6.40%) Software Tester
13 10 (5.81%) Lead Developer
14 9 (5.23%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
14 9 (5.23%) Senior Test Engineer
15 8 (4.65%) QA Automation Engineer
15 8 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.79%) .NET
2 17 (9.88%) HTML
3 14 (8.14%) RESTful
4 13 (7.56%) AngularJS
5 12 (6.98%) Web Services
5 12 (6.98%) XML
6 11 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 10 (5.81%) CSS
7 10 (5.81%) jQuery
8 9 (5.23%) Ajax
8 9 (5.23%) Hibernate
8 9 (5.23%) Qt
8 9 (5.23%) REST
8 9 (5.23%) Spring
9 8 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.65%) Sass
10 7 (4.07%) Gherkin
11 6 (3.49%) Node.js
12 5 (2.91%) HTML5
12 5 (2.91%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.91%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.33%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.33%) RIA
4 3 (1.74%) User Experience
5 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.09%) Linux
2 24 (13.95%) Unix
3 8 (4.65%) Windows
4 2 (1.16%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (75.58%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (36.05%) Scrum
3 51 (29.65%) Software Testing
4 39 (22.67%) Functional Testing
5 36 (20.93%) Automation Testing
6 33 (19.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (18.02%) BDD
7 31 (18.02%) TDD
8 27 (15.70%) Test Strategy
9 26 (15.12%) Automated Testing
10 25 (14.53%) Test Scripting
11 24 (13.95%) Regression Testing
12 19 (11.05%) Manual Testing
13 18 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 16 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 12 (6.98%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (5.23%) Non-Functional Testing
17 9 (5.23%) Prototyping
17 9 (5.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.88%) SQL
2 44 (25.58%) Java
3 39 (22.67%) C#
4 29 (16.86%) Python
5 24 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.40%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.23%) C++
7 9 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.65%) Ruby
9 6 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.49%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.91%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.91%) VB
11 2 (1.16%) XAML
12 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.58%) Groovy
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (27.91%) ISTQB
2 30 (17.44%) ISEB
3 22 (12.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (9.30%) Degree
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) SDET
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Ansible
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.98%) Oracle
3 5 (2.91%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.91%) HP
4 1 (0.58%) hybris
4 1 (0.58%) SAP
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