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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 61 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Permanent jobs citing QA 79 71 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.34% 3.58% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.76% 45.51% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67 70 122
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £30,450
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +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
234 156 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.89% 7.87% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 190 124 304
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £71,000 £60,000
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 23 £40,000 -22.33% 2
Stevenage +19 12 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Welwyn Garden City +2 6 £50,000 +42.85%
Hoddesdon - 4 £30,000 -
Borehamwood -4 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Letchworth -9 2 £22,500 -30.76%
St Albans -23 2 £57,500 +43.75%
Hemel Hempstead -15 1 £60,000 +71.42% 2
Royston - 1 £22,500 -
Ware - 1 £52,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (35.92%) Degree
3 45 (31.69%) Test Scripting
4 39 (27.46%) JavaScript
5 33 (23.24%) HTML
5 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (22.54%) Selenium
7 31 (21.83%) Java
8 29 (20.42%) SQL
9 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
10 26 (18.31%) TDD
10 26 (18.31%) CSS
10 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
10 26 (18.31%) Automation Testing
11 25 (17.61%) Finance
12 24 (16.90%) BDD
13 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
14 20 (14.08%) .NET
14 20 (14.08%) Windows
15 19 (13.38%) ISEB
15 19 (13.38%) QuickTest Pro
15 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
16 18 (12.68%) Software Testing
16 18 (12.68%) Automated Testing
16 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
17 17 (11.97%) J2EE
17 17 (11.97%) C#
17 17 (11.97%) AngularJS
18 16 (11.27%) WebDriver
18 16 (11.27%) Regression Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.82%) Moodle
2 3 (2.11%) IIS
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) JBoss
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Adobe Captivate
2 4 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.70%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.45%) SaaS
2 5 (3.52%) PaaS
2 5 (3.52%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) HTTP
2 5 (3.52%) ATM
3 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.41%) DNS
4 2 (1.41%) SSL
4 2 (1.41%) IPv4
4 2 (1.41%) SAN
4 2 (1.41%) FTP
4 2 (1.41%) Wireless
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.15%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.52%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.82%) MySQL
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.11%) DB2
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.41%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) SQLite
7 1 (0.70%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (22.54%) Selenium
2 19 (13.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (11.27%) Subversion
3 16 (11.27%) WebDriver
4 14 (9.86%) Visual Studio
5 13 (9.15%) JUnit
6 12 (8.45%) Git (software)
6 12 (8.45%) JBehave
7 10 (7.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (7.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (6.34%) CruiseControl
8 9 (6.34%) Cucumber
9 8 (5.63%) JIRA
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (2.82%) JMeter
11 4 (2.82%) SpecFlow
12 3 (2.11%) Bugzilla
12 3 (2.11%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 14 (9.86%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Retail
4 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (24.65%) Analyst
2 33 (23.24%) Developer
3 23 (16.20%) Test Analyst
4 21 (14.79%) Test Engineer
5 19 (13.38%) Tester
6 14 (9.86%) QA Engineer
7 11 (7.75%) QA Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Test Manager
8 9 (6.34%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Consultant
9 8 (5.63%) Software Test Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Test Consultant
10 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.93%) Software Tester
10 7 (4.93%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) QA Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.24%) HTML
2 26 (18.31%) CSS
3 20 (14.08%) .NET
4 17 (11.97%) J2EE
4 17 (11.97%) AngularJS
5 15 (10.56%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.86%) .NET Framework
6 14 (9.86%) jQuery
6 14 (9.86%) REST
7 10 (7.04%) WCF
8 9 (6.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (6.34%) NHibernate
9 6 (4.23%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.52%) Ember.js
10 5 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.52%) Flash
10 5 (3.52%) Grails
11 4 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (2.82%) XML
11 4 (2.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (19.01%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (6.34%) EFT
5 5 (3.52%) E-Learning
5 5 (3.52%) Open Source
6 4 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.82%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) CMDB
7 2 (1.41%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.41%) Physics
7 2 (1.41%) User Experience
7 2 (1.41%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.08%) Windows
2 15 (10.56%) UNIX
3 11 (7.75%) Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) AIX
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.69%) Test Scripting
3 26 (18.31%) TDD
3 26 (18.31%) Automation Testing
4 24 (16.90%) BDD
5 18 (12.68%) Automated Testing
5 18 (12.68%) Software Engineering
5 18 (12.68%) Software Testing
6 16 (11.27%) Regression Testing
7 12 (8.45%) Manual Testing
7 12 (8.45%) Test Strategy
8 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
9 9 (6.34%) System Testing
9 9 (6.34%) MVVM
9 9 (6.34%) MVC
9 9 (6.34%) SOA
10 8 (5.63%) Scrum
10 8 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.63%) Test Management
11 7 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.46%) JavaScript
2 31 (21.83%) Java
3 29 (20.42%) SQL
4 17 (11.97%) C#
5 12 (8.45%) Ruby
6 8 (5.63%) Python
7 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.52%) Groovy
9 3 (2.11%) Perl
10 2 (1.41%) C
10 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.41%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
11 1 (0.70%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.70%) C++
11 1 (0.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (35.92%) Degree
2 19 (13.38%) ISEB
2 19 (13.38%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ACCA
5 1 (0.70%) MCTS
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) MCSE
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) COBIT
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.70%) GMP
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (9.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.75%) Oracle
3 10 (7.04%) VMware
4 8 (5.63%) HP
5 7 (4.93%) Google
6 4 (2.82%) Adobe
6 4 (2.82%) SAP
7 3 (2.11%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.70%) Cognos
8 1 (0.70%) Siebel
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco
8 1 (0.70%) Alterian
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) CA
8 1 (0.70%) Informatica
8 1 (0.70%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.70%) BT
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
MRP Global
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Car allowance, health
Posted: 19 days ago
Watford, Greater London
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Watford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Hertfordshire
Collingwood Associates
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 per year + Strong Package
Posted: 27 days ago