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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 76 100 92
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 58 59 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.85% 2.44% 2.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.07% 24.79% 22.26%
Number of salaries quoted 47 35 55
Median salary £45,000 £31,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £48,850 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
241 238 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.85% 9.85% 11.08%
Number of salaries quoted 196 166 247
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +2 15 £45,000 +63.63% 3
Hemel Hempstead +29 14 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Tring - 3 £32,500 -
St Albans +16 2 £50,000 +53.84%
Welwyn Garden City +6 2 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Rickmansworth +9 1 £50,000 +14.94%
Borehamwood +6 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Royston +3 1 - -
Hertford -8 1 £40,000 -
Kings Langley - 1 - -
Harpenden - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 63 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.42%) SQL
3 56 (36.13%) Java
4 49 (31.61%) Selenium
5 41 (26.45%) HP UFT
6 39 (25.16%) Finance
7 38 (24.52%) HP
7 38 (24.52%) Functional Testing
8 35 (22.58%) Project Management
8 35 (22.58%) Software Testing
9 34 (21.94%) Oracle
10 31 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 30 (19.35%) Test Management
11 30 (19.35%) Test Automation
12 28 (18.06%) Test Scripting
12 28 (18.06%) XML
12 28 (18.06%) Unix
13 27 (17.42%) Scrum
14 26 (16.77%) Regression Testing
14 26 (16.77%) Degree
14 26 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (16.13%) BDD
16 24 (15.48%) Web Services
17 23 (14.84%) REST
18 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
18 21 (13.55%) IBM
18 21 (13.55%) Time Management
19 20 (12.90%) Linux
19 20 (12.90%) WebDriver
20 18 (11.61%) Automation Testing

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 1 (0.65%) Alfresco
1 1 (0.65%) CMS
1 1 (0.65%) Documentum
1 1 (0.65%) nginx
1 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
1 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Office
2 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.65%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.65%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) GitHub
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) Internet
2 8 (5.16%) SSH
2 8 (5.16%) Telnet
3 7 (4.52%) HTTP
4 6 (3.87%) IPv4
4 6 (3.87%) IPv6
4 6 (3.87%) VPN
5 4 (2.58%) PuTTY
6 2 (1.29%) Firewall
7 1 (0.65%) BGP
7 1 (0.65%) NAS
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.23%) Big Data
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.65%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) IBM BigInsights
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 49 (31.61%) Selenium
2 41 (26.45%) HP UFT
3 31 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 20 (12.90%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.74%) JUnit
5 12 (7.74%) LoadRunner
6 11 (7.10%) JBehave
7 10 (6.45%) JIRA
8 8 (5.16%) Toad
9 7 (4.52%) SoapUI
10 6 (3.87%) Jenkins
11 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.94%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.29%) Ant
13 2 (1.29%) Mercurial
13 2 (1.29%) QADirector
13 2 (1.29%) Subversion
13 2 (1.29%) TestDirector
14 1 (0.65%) NUnit
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 16 (10.32%) Retail
3 12 (7.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (7.10%) Banking
5 9 (5.81%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.16%) Manufacturing
7 7 (4.52%) Arabic Language
7 7 (4.52%) Russian Language
8 5 (3.23%) Local Government
8 5 (3.23%) Marketing
9 2 (1.29%) Games
10 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 46 (29.68%) Analyst
2 41 (26.45%) Test Analyst
3 24 (15.48%) QA Engineer
4 16 (10.32%) Developer
4 16 (10.32%) QA Automation Engineer
5 15 (9.68%) Tester
6 12 (7.74%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (7.74%) Consultant
7 11 (7.10%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.10%) Test Consultant
8 10 (6.45%) Java Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) QA Manager
8 10 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 10 (6.45%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.81%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.16%) QA Analyst
10 8 (5.16%) SAP Manager
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.16%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.06%) XML
2 24 (15.48%) Web Services
3 23 (14.84%) REST
4 13 (8.39%) .NET
4 13 (8.39%) HTML
5 12 (7.74%) CSS
5 12 (7.74%) RESTful
6 11 (7.10%) J2EE
7 8 (5.16%) SOAP
8 6 (3.87%) Gherkin
9 4 (2.58%) Android SDK
9 4 (2.58%) HTML5
9 4 (2.58%) jQuery
9 4 (2.58%) Middleware
10 3 (1.94%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.94%) CSS3
10 3 (1.94%) Express
10 3 (1.94%) Node.js
10 3 (1.94%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (1.94%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.03%) NHS
3 12 (7.74%) RIA
4 10 (6.45%) Data Integration
5 8 (5.16%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.16%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.23%) PMI
7 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.29%) iPad
8 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.65%) Economics
9 1 (0.65%) EPoS
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.06%) Unix
2 20 (12.90%) Linux
3 11 (7.10%) Android
4 9 (5.81%) Windows
5 7 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.52%) Functional Testing
3 35 (22.58%) Project Management
3 35 (22.58%) Software Testing
4 30 (19.35%) Test Automation
4 30 (19.35%) Test Management
5 28 (18.06%) Test Scripting
6 27 (17.42%) Scrum
7 26 (16.77%) Regression Testing
8 25 (16.13%) BDD
9 21 (13.55%) Time Management
10 18 (11.61%) Automation Testing
11 16 (10.32%) TDD
12 15 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 15 (9.68%) Waterfall
13 14 (9.03%) API Testing
14 13 (8.39%) Quality Management
14 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
15 12 (7.74%) Data Modelling
15 12 (7.74%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 58 (37.42%) SQL
2 56 (36.13%) Java
3 16 (10.32%) PL/SQL
4 13 (8.39%) C
5 10 (6.45%) C++
6 9 (5.81%) Perl
7 7 (4.52%) PHP
7 7 (4.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.52%) VB
8 5 (3.23%) ANSI C
8 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.58%) C#
10 3 (1.94%) ES6
10 3 (1.94%) Python
10 3 (1.94%) Ruby
11 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.65%) Clojure
12 1 (0.65%) F#
12 1 (0.65%) Go
12 1 (0.65%) Rust
Qualifications
1 26 (16.77%) Degree
2 10 (6.45%) ISEB
3 5 (3.23%) APMP
3 5 (3.23%) HP ASE
3 5 (3.23%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.10%) SDET
2 2 (1.29%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.29%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.65%) Ansible
3 1 (0.65%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 38 (24.52%) HP
2 34 (21.94%) Oracle
3 21 (13.55%) IBM
4 16 (10.32%) SAP
5 14 (9.03%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.23%) Citrix
6 5 (3.23%) Twitter
7 2 (1.29%) Google
8 1 (0.65%) Dell
8 1 (0.65%) EMC
8 1 (0.65%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.65%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.65%) JDA
8 1 (0.65%) Vignette
8 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Nixor
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Posted: 4 days ago