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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 82 82 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Permanent jobs citing QA 65 62 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.67% 2.67% 4.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.16% 29.38% 52.07%
Number of salaries quoted 47 53 76
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 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
196 211 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.06% 9.08% 8.44%
Number of salaries quoted 159 173 138
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 £28,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 31 August 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 August 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 +4 33 £27,500 +19.56% 7
Royston - 9 £45,000 -
Borehamwood -18 5 £27,500 -37.14%
Rickmansworth - 4 £43,500 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - - 2
Stevenage +9 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Hitchin +10 1 - -
Hertford - 1 £95,000 - 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.92%) SQL
3 39 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (27.78%) Finance
5 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
6 32 (25.40%) MS Excel
7 30 (23.81%) Java
7 30 (23.81%) UNIX
7 30 (23.81%) Degree
8 29 (23.02%) Linux
9 28 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
11 26 (20.63%) Selenium
11 26 (20.63%) HP UFT
12 25 (19.84%) MS Office
13 24 (19.05%) Windows
13 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
13 24 (19.05%) Project Management
13 24 (19.05%) System Testing
14 23 (18.25%) HTML
15 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
15 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
16 21 (16.67%) C++
17 20 (15.87%) Regression Testing
17 20 (15.87%) Test Automation
17 20 (15.87%) Cucumber
18 17 (13.49%) Retail
19 16 (12.70%) Time Management
19 16 (12.70%) Software Testing
19 16 (12.70%) Business Intelligence

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 9 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) IIS
2 3 (2.38%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 32 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 25 (19.84%) MS Office
3 7 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP MDM
1 1 (0.79%) GoldMine
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) SaaS
2 4 (3.17%) Basecamp
2 4 (3.17%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) Firewall
2 4 (3.17%) SSH
2 4 (3.17%) PuTTY
2 4 (3.17%) Telnet
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (7.94%) DB2
3 9 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.59%) MySQL
8 2 (1.59%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (20.63%) HP UFT
1 26 (20.63%) Selenium
2 20 (15.87%) Cucumber
3 15 (11.90%) Subversion
4 14 (11.11%) JIRA
5 13 (10.32%) Visual Studio
6 12 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 10 (7.94%) LabVIEW
8 4 (3.17%) Toad
9 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.79%) Ant
10 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.79%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.79%) MSI
10 1 (0.79%) QADirector
10 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 17 (13.49%) Retail
3 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Analyst
2 32 (25.40%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.08%) Tester
4 18 (14.29%) Developer
5 16 (12.70%) Test Engineer
6 14 (11.11%) QA Engineer
7 13 (10.32%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (8.73%) Security Engineer
9 11 (8.73%) IT Security Engineer
10 10 (7.94%) C++ Developer
11 9 (7.14%) Junior
11 9 (7.14%) QA Analyst
11 9 (7.14%) Automation Tester
11 9 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
12 8 (6.35%) QA Tester
12 8 (6.35%) Software Engineer
13 6 (4.76%) Junior Tester
14 5 (3.97%) Software Test Engineer
14 5 (3.97%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.25%) HTML
2 14 (11.11%) CSS
3 13 (10.32%) .NET
4 12 (9.52%) XML
5 11 (8.73%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.94%) Qt
6 10 (7.94%) RESTful
7 9 (7.14%) J2EE
7 9 (7.14%) Flash
7 9 (7.14%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.97%) jQuery
9 4 (3.17%) Web Services
9 4 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.38%) Ajax
11 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.59%) HTML5
12 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.79%) REST
12 1 (0.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (17.46%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.94%) Chemistry
4 8 (6.35%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.17%) iPhone
5 4 (3.17%) iPad
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
6 3 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) Spread Betting
7 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.59%) Physics
7 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.81%) UNIX
2 29 (23.02%) Linux
3 24 (19.05%) Windows
4 11 (8.73%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.97%) Android
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.79%) AIX
6 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 27 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 24 (19.05%) System Testing
4 24 (19.05%) Project Management
5 22 (17.46%) Test Scripting
6 20 (15.87%) Test Automation
6 20 (15.87%) Regression Testing
7 16 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (12.70%) Time Management
7 16 (12.70%) Software Testing
8 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 12 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.52%) ITIL
9 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 12 (9.52%) Scrum
10 11 (8.73%) TDD
10 11 (8.73%) Security Management
10 11 (8.73%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.92%) SQL
2 30 (23.81%) Java
3 24 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.67%) C++
5 13 (10.32%) PL/SQL
6 11 (8.73%) C
7 9 (7.14%) C#
8 5 (3.97%) Ruby
9 4 (3.17%) Python
10 2 (1.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.79%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) Perl
11 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.79%) Jython
11 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (23.81%) Degree
2 15 (11.90%) ISEB
3 8 (6.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (8.73%) vSphere
1 11 (8.73%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (8.73%) Nagios
2 11 (8.73%) Nessus
3 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.73%) CheckPoint
2 11 (8.73%) Sophos
2 11 (8.73%) Websense
2 11 (8.73%) VMware
3 9 (7.14%) Oracle
4 8 (6.35%) HP
5 6 (4.76%) IBM
6 4 (3.17%) Google
7 2 (1.59%) Temenos
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) BMC
8 1 (0.79%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.79%) hybris
8 1 (0.79%) AppDynamics
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + car + pension + PMI
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £120000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
St Albans, Hertfordshire (AL1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25k - £30k (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Watford
Arrows Group
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Tesco.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago