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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 84 93 64
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -29
Permanent jobs citing QA 66 60 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.75% 2.34% 3.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 30.99% 24.39% 49.10%
Number of salaries quoted 39 54 57
Average salary £33,750 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £22,450 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,550 £66,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
213 246 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.87% 9.58% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 153 219 130
Average salary £43,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.13% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £31,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +12 35 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Borehamwood -2 7 £27,500 -42.10% 2
Hemel Hempstead -8 4 £21,500 -60.90% 3
Rickmansworth - 4 £43,500 -
Royston - 3 £37,500 - 1
Stevenage +15 1 £52,500 +54.41%
Hertford +12 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -18 1 - - 2
St Albans -26 1 £32,500 -40.90%
Letchworth - 1 £45,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (38.31%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (37.01%) SQL
3 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (26.62%) Microsoft
5 40 (25.97%) JavaScript
6 39 (25.32%) HTML
7 38 (24.68%) MS Excel
7 38 (24.68%) Finance
8 37 (24.03%) Project Management
8 37 (24.03%) Degree
9 35 (22.73%) .NET
10 33 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 31 (20.13%) C#
12 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
13 29 (18.83%) Java
13 29 (18.83%) Visual Studio
14 28 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 28 (18.18%) Retail
15 27 (17.53%) Selenium
16 26 (16.88%) Linux
16 26 (16.88%) Automated Testing
17 25 (16.23%) Windows
18 24 (15.58%) UNIX
18 24 (15.58%) MVC
18 24 (15.58%) Subversion
18 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
19 23 (14.94%) MS Office
20 22 (14.29%) CSS
20 22 (14.29%) System Testing
20 22 (14.29%) SaaS

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (6.49%) WebSphere
1 10 (6.49%) Confluence
2 7 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.55%) Drupal
2 7 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.25%) CMS
4 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.30%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.94%) MS Office
3 9 (5.84%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.29%) SaaS
2 4 (2.60%) Basecamp
2 4 (2.60%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) Firewall
2 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) DB2
3 10 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.49%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.90%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.25%) MySQL
7 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.95%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.30%) Redis
9 2 (1.30%) QlikView
9 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (18.83%) Visual Studio
2 27 (17.53%) Selenium
3 24 (15.58%) Subversion
4 20 (12.99%) Cucumber
5 19 (12.34%) HP UFT
6 17 (11.04%) JIRA
7 16 (10.39%) Git (software)
8 11 (7.14%) SpecFlow
9 10 (6.49%) WebDriver
10 9 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (5.19%) CruiseControl
11 8 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (5.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (4.55%) LabVIEW
12 7 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.60%) NUnit
13 4 (2.60%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.30%) Ant
14 2 (1.30%) Bugzilla
14 2 (1.30%) TestLink
General
1 38 (24.68%) Finance
2 28 (18.18%) Retail
3 8 (5.19%) Marketing
4 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.90%) Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Developer
1 35 (22.73%) Analyst
2 27 (17.53%) Test Analyst
3 20 (12.99%) Tester
4 15 (9.74%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 13 (8.44%) Test Manager
7 12 (7.79%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 11 (7.14%) Junior
8 11 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (7.14%) Team Leader
9 10 (6.49%) QA Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Security Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) QA Analyst
9 10 (6.49%) IT Security Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.49%) Selenium Tester
10 9 (5.84%) Test Engineer
11 8 (5.19%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.32%) HTML
2 35 (22.73%) .NET
3 28 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 22 (14.29%) CSS
6 19 (12.34%) .NET Framework
7 15 (9.74%) XML
7 15 (9.74%) AngularJS
8 11 (7.14%) RESTful
9 10 (6.49%) Gherkin
9 10 (6.49%) Flash
9 10 (6.49%) J2EE
10 9 (5.84%) Ajax
10 9 (5.84%) KnockoutJS
10 9 (5.84%) jQuery
11 8 (5.19%) Entity Framework
11 8 (5.19%) REST
11 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 8 (5.19%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 59 (38.31%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.25%) Physics
3 5 (3.25%) Chemistry
4 4 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.60%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.60%) iPhone
4 4 (2.60%) iPad
4 4 (2.60%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (2.60%) User Experience
5 3 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.95%) Spread Betting
5 3 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) Statistics
6 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.88%) Linux
2 25 (16.23%) Windows
3 24 (15.58%) UNIX
4 8 (5.19%) Android
5 6 (3.90%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.03%) Project Management
3 26 (16.88%) Automated Testing
4 24 (15.58%) MVC
5 22 (14.29%) System Testing
6 20 (12.99%) Manual Testing
6 20 (12.99%) Test Automation
7 18 (11.69%) Test Scripting
8 17 (11.04%) Regression Testing
9 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
10 14 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 14 (9.09%) Time Management
11 13 (8.44%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (8.44%) Coaching
11 13 (8.44%) Test Planning
12 12 (7.79%) ITIL
12 12 (7.79%) TDD
12 12 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.79%) Test Strategy
12 12 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.01%) SQL
2 40 (25.97%) JavaScript
3 31 (20.13%) C#
4 29 (18.83%) Java
5 16 (10.39%) C++
6 14 (9.09%) C
7 7 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.25%) Ruby
9 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.60%) Python
9 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.95%) PHP
10 3 (1.95%) Assembly Language
11 2 (1.30%) Jython
12 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (24.03%) Degree
2 14 (9.09%) ISEB
3 8 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CCIA
5 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.65%) CCEA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.65%) MCP
5 1 (0.65%) MCSE
5 1 (0.65%) MCSA
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
System Software
1 11 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.49%) vSphere
2 10 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.95%) Firmware
4 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) Nagios
1 10 (6.49%) Nessus
2 9 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.30%) Puppet
4 2 (1.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (26.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.14%) VMware
3 10 (6.49%) CheckPoint
3 10 (6.49%) Sophos
3 10 (6.49%) Websense
4 7 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 7 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 5 (3.25%) Oracle
6 4 (2.60%) HP
6 4 (2.60%) Google
7 3 (1.95%) IBM
8 2 (1.30%) Cisco
8 2 (1.30%) Citrix
8 2 (1.30%) hybris
8 2 (1.30%) Tableau
9 1 (0.65%) Twitter
9 1 (0.65%) F5
9 1 (0.65%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.65%) Juniper
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot I.T. Resources Ltd
Salary: excellent staff benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Swan Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent staff benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Tesco
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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