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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 91 86 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 62 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.85% 2.46% 3.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 23.97% 24.22% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 45 49 66
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +4.57%
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
267 256 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.89% 10.14% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 200 227 170
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £72,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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 +10 20 £37,500 -11.76%
Rickmansworth - 10 £33,000 -
St Albans -29 6 £46,250 -15.90% 1
Hemel Hempstead -12 5 £21,500 -60.90% 1
Royston - 4 £37,500 -
Borehamwood - 4 £27,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -21 2 £32,500 -15.03%
Hertford +9 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £45,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (32.69%) SQL
3 42 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 40 (25.64%) .NET
5 39 (25.00%) C#
5 39 (25.00%) HTML
6 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (24.36%) Degree
7 36 (23.08%) Windows
7 36 (23.08%) Project Management
8 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
8 34 (21.79%) Computer Science
9 33 (21.15%) MS Excel
9 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
10 32 (20.51%) Linux
11 31 (19.87%) Retail
12 30 (19.23%) Java
13 28 (17.95%) ASP.NET
14 27 (17.31%) Visual Studio
14 27 (17.31%) C++
14 27 (17.31%) MVC
14 27 (17.31%) Software Engineering
14 27 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 26 (16.67%) C
16 25 (16.03%) CSS
17 23 (14.74%) Finance
18 22 (14.10%) Subversion
18 22 (14.10%) Marketing
18 22 (14.10%) SaaS
18 22 (14.10%) Test Strategy

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (6.41%) Confluence
2 9 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (4.49%) Drupal
3 7 (4.49%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.21%) CMS
5 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.28%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (21.15%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.33%) MS Office
3 9 (5.77%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.10%) SaaS
2 4 (2.56%) Dropbox
2 4 (2.56%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (1.28%) LAN
2 2 (1.28%) WAN
2 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.28%) VPN
3 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.77%) DB2
3 9 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.49%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.21%) MySQL
7 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.92%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.28%) QlikView
9 2 (1.28%) Redis
9 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.10%) Subversion
3 20 (12.82%) Selenium
4 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
5 16 (10.26%) SpecFlow
6 15 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (8.97%) JIRA
8 13 (8.33%) Cucumber
9 10 (6.41%) CruiseControl
9 10 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (6.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (5.77%) WebDriver
10 9 (5.77%) NUnit
11 8 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 8 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.56%) LabVIEW
13 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.56%) Android Studio
14 2 (1.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 31 (19.87%) Retail
2 23 (14.74%) Finance
3 22 (14.10%) Marketing
4 11 (7.05%) Banking
5 9 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.64%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Games
9 1 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (26.92%) Developer
2 25 (16.03%) Analyst
2 25 (16.03%) Software Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Tester
4 17 (10.90%) Test Analyst
4 17 (10.90%) C# Developer
5 16 (10.26%) Test Manager
6 13 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.05%) Consultant
8 10 (6.41%) .NET Developer
8 10 (6.41%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.77%) Team Leader
9 9 (5.77%) QA Analyst
10 8 (5.13%) .NET Software Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Senior Software Developer
10 8 (5.13%) QA Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) C# Software Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) C++ Developer
10 8 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.64%) .NET
2 39 (25.00%) HTML
3 28 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 27 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (16.03%) CSS
6 21 (13.46%) .NET Framework
7 17 (10.90%) AngularJS
8 12 (7.69%) jQuery
8 12 (7.69%) XML
9 11 (7.05%) HTML5
9 11 (7.05%) WCF
10 10 (6.41%) NHibernate
10 10 (6.41%) SOAP
10 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 10 (6.41%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 10 (6.41%) Entity Framework
10 10 (6.41%) REST
11 9 (5.77%) J2EE
11 9 (5.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (21.79%) Computer Science
3 15 (9.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.21%) Physics
5 5 (3.21%) Chemistry
6 4 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.56%) iPhone
6 4 (2.56%) User Experience
6 4 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (2.56%) iPad
7 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.92%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.28%) Statistics
8 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.28%) Open Source
9 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.08%) Windows
2 32 (20.51%) Linux
3 18 (11.54%) Android
4 14 (8.97%) UNIX
4 14 (8.97%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.08%) Project Management
3 27 (17.31%) MVC
3 27 (17.31%) Software Engineering
4 22 (14.10%) Test Strategy
5 21 (13.46%) Automated Testing
6 19 (12.18%) Product Management
7 17 (10.90%) Business Development
7 17 (10.90%) Strategic Planning
7 17 (10.90%) Technical Analysis
8 15 (9.62%) Test Management
9 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
9 14 (8.97%) Test Automation
9 14 (8.97%) Coaching
10 13 (8.33%) System Testing
10 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
11 12 (7.69%) Test Planning
12 11 (7.05%) Mentoring
12 11 (7.05%) Change Control
12 11 (7.05%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (32.69%) SQL
2 42 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 39 (25.00%) C#
4 30 (19.23%) Java
5 27 (17.31%) C++
6 26 (16.67%) C
7 9 (5.77%) Assembly Language
8 8 (5.13%) Python
9 7 (4.49%) PHP
9 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.21%) VB
11 4 (2.56%) Ruby
11 4 (2.56%) VB6
11 4 (2.56%) Perl
11 4 (2.56%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.28%) Jython
13 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.64%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (24.36%) Degree
2 8 (5.13%) ISEB
3 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.28%) MCSE
5 2 (1.28%) MCSA
5 2 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.28%) CCEA
5 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.28%) CCNA
5 2 (1.28%) MCP
5 2 (1.28%) CCIA
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Firmware
2 6 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.56%) vSphere
3 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.56%) Nessus
2 4 (2.56%) Nagios
3 2 (1.28%) Ansible
3 2 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) SCCM
4 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.49%) AppDynamics
2 7 (4.49%) SolarWinds
3 6 (3.85%) VMware
4 4 (2.56%) Google
4 4 (2.56%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.56%) Sophos
4 4 (2.56%) Websense
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco
5 3 (1.92%) Citrix
6 2 (1.28%) SonicWALL
6 2 (1.28%) IBM
6 2 (1.28%) Tableau
6 2 (1.28%) hybris
7 1 (0.64%) F5
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter
7 1 (0.64%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) BMC
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper
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Salary: Flexible benefits
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