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 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 67 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -19
Permanent jobs citing QA 82 68 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.39% 3.54% 4.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.61% 44.44% 34.22%
Number of salaries quoted 72 64 127
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
244 153 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.07% 7.96% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 206 127 331
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £57,500
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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -3 33 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Stevenage +14 12 £29,000 -27.50%
Welwyn Garden City -10 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Hemel Hempstead -3 5 £60,000 +71.42% 2
St Albans -28 3 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Hoddesdon - 2 £30,000 -
Letchworth -4 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Royston - 1 £22,500 - 1
Ware - 1 £52,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 59 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.30%) Degree
3 49 (33.56%) Test Scripting
4 44 (30.14%) JavaScript
5 35 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (23.29%) Java
6 34 (23.29%) Selenium
7 31 (21.23%) Finance
8 30 (20.55%) SQL
9 29 (19.86%) Automation Testing
10 28 (19.18%) Computer Science
11 27 (18.49%) TDD
11 27 (18.49%) Microsoft
11 27 (18.49%) HTML
12 24 (16.44%) BDD
13 23 (15.75%) ISEB
13 23 (15.75%) Automated Testing
14 22 (15.07%) Software Engineering
14 22 (15.07%) ISTQB
14 22 (15.07%) .NET
14 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.38%) CSS
15 21 (14.38%) C#
15 21 (14.38%) Windows
15 21 (14.38%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (13.70%) Software Testing
17 19 (13.01%) WebDriver
18 18 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (12.33%) J2EE
19 16 (10.96%) JUnit

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.05%) IIS
2 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.37%) Moodle
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (8.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Captivate
2 2 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.37%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) SaaS
2 5 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.05%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.05%) PaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) HTTP
1 3 (2.05%) ATM
2 1 (0.68%) LAN
2 1 (0.68%) WAN
2 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.68%) VPN
2 1 (0.68%) Firewall
2 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.74%) MySQL
5 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.05%) DB2
5 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.37%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) SQLite
7 1 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (23.29%) Selenium
2 21 (14.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 19 (13.01%) WebDriver
4 16 (10.96%) JBehave
4 16 (10.96%) JUnit
5 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
5 15 (10.27%) Subversion
6 11 (7.53%) Git (software)
7 9 (6.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (6.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 8 (5.48%) CruiseControl
9 7 (4.79%) JIRA
10 5 (3.42%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.74%) JMeter
12 3 (2.05%) Bugzilla
12 3 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
14 1 (0.68%) EasyMock
14 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 31 (21.23%) Finance
2 16 (10.96%) Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (21.92%) Analyst
2 29 (19.86%) Developer
3 24 (16.44%) Tester
4 22 (15.07%) Test Engineer
5 20 (13.70%) Test Analyst
6 16 (10.96%) QA Engineer
7 15 (10.27%) Consultant
8 14 (9.59%) Test Consultant
9 13 (8.90%) Test Manager
10 12 (8.22%) QA Analyst
11 11 (7.53%) Software Engineer
12 10 (6.85%) Software Test Engineer
13 8 (5.48%) Senior Tester
14 7 (4.79%) .NET Developer
14 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
14 7 (4.79%) Software Tester
14 7 (4.79%) QA Automation Engineer
14 7 (4.79%) Automation Engineer
15 6 (4.11%) QA Leader
15 6 (4.11%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.49%) HTML
2 22 (15.07%) .NET
3 21 (14.38%) CSS
4 18 (12.33%) J2EE
5 16 (10.96%) AngularJS
6 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
7 13 (8.90%) jQuery
8 12 (8.22%) REST
9 10 (6.85%) .NET Framework
10 9 (6.16%) WCF
11 8 (5.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (5.48%) NHibernate
12 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (2.74%) Backbone.js
12 4 (2.74%) WinForms
12 4 (2.74%) SOAP
12 4 (2.74%) Web Services
12 4 (2.74%) XML
12 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (19.18%) Computer Science
3 18 (12.33%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.11%) EFT
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.74%) CMDB
5 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.05%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.05%) Open Source
6 3 (2.05%) E-Learning
6 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.37%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.37%) Physics
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.38%) Windows
2 13 (8.90%) UNIX
3 9 (6.16%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) AIX
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.56%) Test Scripting
3 29 (19.86%) Automation Testing
4 27 (18.49%) TDD
5 24 (16.44%) BDD
6 23 (15.75%) Automated Testing
7 22 (15.07%) Software Engineering
8 20 (13.70%) Software Testing
9 15 (10.27%) Regression Testing
10 13 (8.90%) Manual Testing
10 13 (8.90%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.53%) Test Management
11 11 (7.53%) Scrum
12 10 (6.85%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.85%) Coaching
13 9 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (6.16%) System Testing
13 9 (6.16%) CMMI
13 9 (6.16%) Six Sigma
14 8 (5.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 34 (23.29%) Java
3 30 (20.55%) SQL
4 21 (14.38%) C#
5 10 (6.85%) Ruby
6 6 (4.11%) Python
7 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.05%) Groovy
8 3 (2.05%) VB
8 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.05%) Perl
9 2 (1.37%) C
9 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.37%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (36.30%) Degree
2 23 (15.75%) ISEB
3 22 (15.07%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCIA
7 1 (0.68%) MCP
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CCEA
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.16%) VMware
2 9 (6.16%) Oracle
3 8 (5.48%) HP
4 5 (3.42%) Google
5 4 (2.74%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.74%) SAP
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe
7 1 (0.68%) Alterian
7 1 (0.68%) Cognos
7 1 (0.68%) Siebel
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco
7 1 (0.68%) Dell
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) CA
7 1 (0.68%) Informatica
7 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.68%) BT
7 1 (0.68%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.68%) SonicWALL
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
ABA Market Research Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-50k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Hudson - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago