The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 63 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 74 102 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.98% 3.85% 4.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.26% 40.00% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 55 85 95
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
293 255 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.79% 9.62% 10.39%
Number of salaries quoted 243 219 200
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
East of England

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 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

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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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -18 23 £42,500 - 3
Welwyn Garden City +31 11 £32,500 -23.52%
St Albans +9 11 £55,000 +69.23%
Stevenage -11 5 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Hertford - 5 £45,000 - 1
Berkhamsted - 2 £34,000 -
Rickmansworth +14 1 £32,000 -20.00%
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 £21,000 -35.38%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 62 (45.26%) SQL
2 53 (38.69%) Degree
3 48 (35.04%) C#
4 46 (33.58%) .NET
5 42 (30.66%) Test Scripting
5 42 (30.66%) Software Testing
6 41 (29.93%) Finance
7 37 (27.01%) Java
8 36 (26.28%) SQL Server
9 31 (22.63%) Microsoft
9 31 (22.63%) Retail
10 28 (20.44%) ISTQB
11 27 (19.71%) UNIX
11 27 (19.71%) Selenium
12 25 (18.25%) HTML
13 22 (16.06%) Workflow
13 22 (16.06%) Computer Science
14 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (15.33%) CSS
15 19 (13.87%) Windows
15 19 (13.87%) Banking
15 19 (13.87%) Software Engineering
16 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET
16 18 (13.14%) Web Services
16 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
17 16 (11.68%) Automated Testing
18 15 (10.95%) ISEB
18 15 (10.95%) QuickTest Pro
18 15 (10.95%) Automation Testing
19 14 (10.22%) SQLPlus

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (3.65%) CMS
2 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.46%) Documentum
3 2 (1.46%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (10.22%) Windchill
2 10 (7.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.92%) MS Office
3 4 (2.92%) Mingle
4 3 (2.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) BASE24
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.73%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.73%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) ATM
2 3 (2.19%) Internet
3 1 (0.73%) HTTP
3 1 (0.73%) Broadband
3 1 (0.73%) SMS
3 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.22%) SQLPlus
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.92%) Data Mining
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.46%) MS Access
7 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.73%) Big Data
8 1 (0.73%) HBase
8 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (19.71%) Selenium
2 15 (10.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (7.30%) NUnit
4 9 (6.57%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (5.84%) Moq
6 5 (3.65%) JIRA
7 3 (2.19%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.46%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.73%) MSTest
9 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.73%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.73%) LoadUI
9 1 (0.73%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.73%) Subversion
9 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 41 (29.93%) Finance
2 31 (22.63%) Retail
3 19 (13.87%) Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Marketing
5 4 (2.92%) Publishing
5 4 (2.92%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.19%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Back Office
6 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.46%) Legal
7 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (29.93%) Developer
2 28 (20.44%) Analyst
3 21 (15.33%) Test Analyst
4 17 (12.41%) Tester
4 17 (12.41%) Test Engineer
5 16 (11.68%) Java Developer
6 14 (10.22%) IT Support
6 14 (10.22%) Support Engineer
6 14 (10.22%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (8.76%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Graduate
8 9 (6.57%) Architect
9 8 (5.84%) QA Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Software Tester
10 7 (5.11%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.58%) .NET
2 25 (18.25%) HTML
3 21 (15.33%) CSS
4 18 (13.14%) ASP.NET
4 18 (13.14%) Web Services
5 12 (8.76%) XML
6 11 (8.03%) WCF
6 11 (8.03%) SOAP
7 10 (7.30%) XHTML
7 10 (7.30%) Velocity
7 10 (7.30%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.11%) WF
9 6 (4.38%) J2EE
9 6 (4.38%) jQuery
10 5 (3.65%) HTML5
10 5 (3.65%) NHibernate
11 4 (2.92%) Struts
11 4 (2.92%) CSLA
11 4 (2.92%) Spring
11 4 (2.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Computer Science
2 13 (9.49%) Mathematics
3 12 (8.76%) Physics
4 7 (5.11%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.11%) EFT
5 4 (2.92%) ASIC
5 4 (2.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.46%) APACS
7 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.46%) EFTPOS
7 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.46%) CMDB
7 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.73%) Equities
8 1 (0.73%) Derivative
8 1 (0.73%) Statistics
8 1 (0.73%) FMCG
8 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.73%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.71%) UNIX
2 19 (13.87%) Windows
3 11 (8.03%) Linux
4 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.66%) Test Scripting
1 42 (30.66%) Software Testing
2 22 (16.06%) Workflow
3 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (13.87%) Software Engineering
5 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
6 16 (11.68%) Automated Testing
7 15 (10.95%) Automation Testing
8 14 (10.22%) Workflow Management
8 14 (10.22%) Data Management
9 13 (9.49%) Scrum
10 12 (8.76%) Validation
11 11 (8.03%) Multithreading
11 11 (8.03%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.30%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.30%) SOA
12 10 (7.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.11%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.11%) OO
14 6 (4.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 62 (45.26%) SQL
2 48 (35.04%) C#
3 37 (27.01%) Java
4 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.76%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.30%) Python
5 10 (7.30%) C
5 10 (7.30%) C++
6 8 (5.84%) VB
7 7 (5.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.19%) VB6
8 3 (2.19%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.46%) XQuery
9 2 (1.46%) PHP
10 1 (0.73%) R
10 1 (0.73%) XPath
10 1 (0.73%) VBScript
10 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (38.69%) Degree
2 28 (20.44%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.95%) ISEB
4 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.46%) PMP
5 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.46%) HNC
6 1 (0.73%) ACCA
6 1 (0.73%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) ISO 8583
1 2 (1.46%) GMP
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
Vendors
1 31 (22.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.38%) Google
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle
4 2 (1.46%) NCR
4 2 (1.46%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.46%) Planview
5 1 (0.73%) SAP
5 1 (0.73%) CA
5 1 (0.73%) JBoss
5 1 (0.73%) Apple
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Pitney Bowes Software Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum 26 days leave+ Pension+ Pvt Med Insu
Posted: 5 days ago