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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 80 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 84 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.68% 4.16% 4.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.91% 51.22% 42.52%
Number of salaries quoted 51 76 110
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
211 164 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.27% 8.13% 11.56%
Number of salaries quoted 174 134 258
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 £27,900 £25,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 13 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Welwyn Garden City +12 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Stevenage +9 5 £29,000 +0.86% 1
Hoddesdon - 4 £30,000 -
Borehamwood -1 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Letchworth -7 1 £22,500 -30.76%
Hitchin -8 1 - -
Ware - 1 £52,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 44 (34.38%) Degree
2 41 (32.03%) Test Scripting
3 40 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.91%) Java
5 36 (28.13%) SQL
6 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
7 34 (26.56%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (25.78%) HTML
9 31 (24.22%) Selenium
10 27 (21.09%) Computer Science
11 25 (19.53%) Automation Testing
12 24 (18.75%) C#
12 24 (18.75%) CSS
12 24 (18.75%) UNIX
13 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
13 23 (17.97%) Software Testing
14 22 (17.19%) TDD
15 21 (16.41%) .NET
15 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
15 21 (16.41%) Software Engineering
16 20 (15.63%) BDD
17 19 (14.84%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (14.84%) Finance
18 18 (14.06%) Windows
19 17 (13.28%) ISTQB
20 16 (12.50%) Test Strategy
20 16 (12.50%) AngularJS
21 15 (11.72%) Regression Testing
21 15 (11.72%) .NET Framework
21 15 (11.72%) jQuery

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.13%) Moodle
3 3 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.56%) Documentum
4 2 (1.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.56%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.56%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.56%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.59%) SaaS
2 5 (3.91%) PaaS
2 5 (3.91%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) ATM
2 7 (5.47%) HTTP
3 3 (2.34%) Wireless
4 2 (1.56%) FTP
4 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.56%) DNS
4 2 (1.56%) SSL
4 2 (1.56%) IPv4
4 2 (1.56%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) Firewall
5 1 (0.78%) Broadband
5 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.16%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.03%) Data Mining
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.91%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.91%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.56%) MySQL
7 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) DB2
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.78%) SQLite
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (24.22%) Selenium
2 19 (14.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 12 (9.38%) Subversion
3 12 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.59%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (7.81%) JUnit
5 10 (7.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (7.03%) CruiseControl
6 9 (7.03%) JBehave
7 8 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 8 (6.25%) JIRA
7 8 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.91%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.13%) JMeter
9 4 (3.13%) Bugzilla
10 3 (2.34%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.56%) NUnit
11 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) Developer
2 32 (25.00%) Analyst
3 22 (17.19%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.06%) Test Engineer
5 14 (10.94%) Tester
6 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
7 10 (7.81%) QA Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) QA Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) QA Automation Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.91%) QA Leader
11 5 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.78%) HTML
2 24 (18.75%) CSS
3 21 (16.41%) .NET
4 16 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 15 (11.72%) .NET Framework
5 15 (11.72%) jQuery
6 13 (10.16%) REST
6 13 (10.16%) J2EE
6 13 (10.16%) ASP.NET
7 11 (8.59%) WCF
8 9 (7.03%) NHibernate
8 9 (7.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (4.69%) Backbone.js
9 6 (4.69%) SOAP
9 6 (4.69%) Velocity
10 5 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.91%) WinForms
10 5 (3.91%) Web Services
10 5 (3.91%) Grails
10 5 (3.91%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.56%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (21.09%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.38%) EFT
3 12 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (7.03%) Mathematics
5 7 (5.47%) Physics
6 5 (3.91%) Open Source
7 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.13%) E-Learning
7 4 (3.13%) CMDB
8 3 (2.34%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.78%) User Experience
10 1 (0.78%) FMCG
10 1 (0.78%) iPhone
10 1 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.75%) UNIX
2 18 (14.06%) Windows
3 14 (10.94%) Linux
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) Android
5 1 (0.78%) AIX
5 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) Test Scripting
2 40 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.53%) Automation Testing
4 23 (17.97%) Software Testing
5 22 (17.19%) TDD
6 21 (16.41%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.63%) BDD
8 16 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 15 (11.72%) Regression Testing
10 12 (9.38%) Automated Testing
11 10 (7.81%) MVC
11 10 (7.81%) Multithreading
12 9 (7.03%) MVVM
12 9 (7.03%) SOA
13 8 (6.25%) Scrum
13 8 (6.25%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.25%) Usability Testing
14 7 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (5.47%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.91%) Java
2 36 (28.13%) SQL
3 35 (27.34%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.75%) C#
5 11 (8.59%) Python
5 11 (8.59%) Ruby
6 9 (7.03%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.47%) C
8 6 (4.69%) C++
9 5 (3.91%) Groovy
10 4 (3.13%) VB
11 2 (1.56%) XQuery
11 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.56%) Perl
12 1 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.78%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 44 (34.38%) Degree
2 17 (13.28%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.47%) ISEB
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.56%) ACCA
6 1 (0.78%) MCTS
6 1 (0.78%) MCSE
6 1 (0.78%) MCSA
6 1 (0.78%) CCA
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (17.97%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.38%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) VMware
3 5 (3.91%) Google
4 4 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.13%) Adobe
5 3 (2.34%) HP
5 3 (2.34%) SAP
6 2 (1.56%) CA
7 1 (0.78%) Alterian
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) Siebel
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco
7 1 (0.78%) Dell
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Life
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Albans
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 12 days ago
Stevenage
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Watford
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago