The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 75 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 60 65 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.92% 2.81% 2.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.15% 23.81% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 48 45 51
Median salary £43,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £25,900 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
221 273 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.76% 11.81% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 177 198 245
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.43% -5.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

QA
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +6 20 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Hemel Hempstead +27 9 £27,500 +27.90%
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
St Albans +26 2 £50,000 +17.64%
Borehamwood +1 2 £35,000 +27.27%
Royston -1 1 - -
Hertford -6 1 £40,000 -
Kings Langley - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 71 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.36%) SQL
3 63 (37.95%) Java
4 55 (33.13%) Selenium
5 46 (27.71%) HP UFT
5 46 (27.71%) Functional Testing
6 43 (25.90%) HP
7 42 (25.30%) Software Testing
8 40 (24.10%) Finance
9 39 (23.49%) Oracle
10 35 (21.08%) Project Management
10 35 (21.08%) Test Automation
11 34 (20.48%) Scrum
11 34 (20.48%) Unix
12 33 (19.88%) Test Management
12 33 (19.88%) Cucumber
13 31 (18.67%) Regression Testing
14 30 (18.07%) XML
14 30 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (16.27%) Test Scripting
16 26 (15.66%) Degree
16 26 (15.66%) Web Services
16 26 (15.66%) Oracle Database
17 25 (15.06%) BDD
18 24 (14.46%) REST
18 24 (14.46%) IBM
19 23 (13.86%) Linux
20 21 (12.65%) PL/SQL
20 21 (12.65%) Time Management
21 20 (12.05%) WebDriver

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.81%) Node.js
2 2 (1.20%) NServiceBus
3 1 (0.60%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Documentum
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.04%) MS Office
2 12 (7.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) GitHub
2 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) Internet
2 8 (4.82%) SSH
2 8 (4.82%) Telnet
3 7 (4.22%) HTTP
4 4 (2.41%) PuTTY
5 3 (1.81%) VoIP
6 2 (1.20%) Firewall
6 2 (1.20%) IPv4
6 2 (1.20%) IPv6
6 2 (1.20%) VPN
6 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.60%) BGP
7 1 (0.60%) NAS
7 1 (0.60%) SAN
7 1 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.66%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.01%) Big Data
4 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Redis
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) IBM BigInsights
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 55 (33.13%) Selenium
2 46 (27.71%) HP UFT
3 33 (19.88%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.05%) WebDriver
5 14 (8.43%) JUnit
5 14 (8.43%) LoadRunner
6 12 (7.23%) JBehave
7 11 (6.63%) JIRA
8 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.82%) Toad
10 6 (3.61%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.61%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.81%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.81%) NCover
11 3 (1.81%) NCrunch
11 3 (1.81%) NUnit
11 3 (1.81%) Subversion
11 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.81%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (24.10%) Finance
2 17 (10.24%) Retail
3 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (6.63%) Banking
6 9 (5.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.22%) Arabic Language
7 7 (4.22%) Russian Language
8 5 (3.01%) Local Government
8 5 (3.01%) Marketing
9 2 (1.20%) Games
10 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 56 (33.73%) Analyst
2 48 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 26 (15.66%) QA Engineer
4 18 (10.84%) Developer
4 18 (10.84%) QA Automation Engineer
5 16 (9.64%) Tester
6 13 (7.83%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (7.83%) QA Analyst
7 12 (7.23%) Consultant
7 12 (7.23%) QA Tester
8 11 (6.63%) Java Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) QA Test Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Test Automation Engineer
8 11 (6.63%) Test Consultant
8 11 (6.63%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.02%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (5.42%) SAP Manager
11 8 (4.82%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.82%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) XML
2 26 (15.66%) Web Services
3 24 (14.46%) REST
4 15 (9.04%) RESTful
5 14 (8.43%) .NET
5 14 (8.43%) HTML
5 14 (8.43%) J2EE
6 13 (7.83%) CSS
7 8 (4.82%) SOAP
8 5 (3.01%) HTML5
8 5 (3.01%) jQuery
9 4 (2.41%) Android SDK
9 4 (2.41%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.41%) Middleware
10 3 (1.81%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.81%) CSS3
10 3 (1.81%) Express
10 3 (1.81%) React
10 3 (1.81%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (1.81%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.43%) NHS
3 13 (7.83%) RIA
4 12 (7.23%) Data Integration
5 10 (6.02%) Data Centre
6 8 (4.82%) Algorithms
6 8 (4.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.81%) PMI
9 2 (1.20%) iPad
10 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.60%) Economics
10 1 (0.60%) EPoS
10 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.48%) Unix
2 23 (13.86%) Linux
3 11 (6.63%) Android
4 9 (5.42%) Windows
5 7 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.71%) Functional Testing
3 42 (25.30%) Software Testing
4 35 (21.08%) Project Management
4 35 (21.08%) Test Automation
5 34 (20.48%) Scrum
6 33 (19.88%) Test Management
7 31 (18.67%) Regression Testing
8 27 (16.27%) Test Scripting
9 25 (15.06%) BDD
10 21 (12.65%) Time Management
11 19 (11.45%) Manual Testing
12 18 (10.84%) Automation Testing
13 17 (10.24%) Data Modelling
13 17 (10.24%) TDD
14 15 (9.04%) Quality Management
14 15 (9.04%) Test Strategy
14 15 (9.04%) Validation
15 14 (8.43%) E-Commerce
15 14 (8.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 67 (40.36%) SQL
2 63 (37.95%) Java
3 21 (12.65%) PL/SQL
4 13 (7.83%) C
5 11 (6.63%) C++
5 11 (6.63%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.42%) Perl
7 7 (4.22%) PHP
8 6 (3.61%) C#
8 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.61%) VB
9 5 (3.01%) ANSI C
10 4 (2.41%) Python
10 4 (2.41%) Ruby
11 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.81%) ES6
11 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.60%) Clojure
12 1 (0.60%) F#
12 1 (0.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 26 (15.66%) Degree
2 11 (6.63%) ISEB
3 5 (3.01%) HP ASE
3 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.81%) APMP
4 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) SDET
2 3 (1.81%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.81%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 14 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 43 (25.90%) HP
2 39 (23.49%) Oracle
3 24 (14.46%) IBM
4 17 (10.24%) SAP
5 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.01%) Citrix
6 5 (3.01%) Twitter
7 2 (1.20%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) Dell
8 1 (0.60%) EMC
8 1 (0.60%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.60%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.60%) Vignette
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package, Health Care, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
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