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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 67 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing QA 73 65 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.59% 3.39% 4.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.97% 33.68% 40.40%
Number of salaries quoted 47 45 113
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
252 193 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.38% 10.06% 10.75%
Number of salaries quoted 198 140 252
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Hemel Hempstead +18 32 £36,000 -28.00% 4
Watford -14 10 £42,500 +70.00% 2
St Albans - 10 £55,000 - 7
Welwyn Garden City -8 5 £32,500 - 1
Hitchin - 2 - -
Stevenage +6 1 £34,000 -24.44%
Rickmansworth - 1 £117,500 -
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 58 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (33.55%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (29.61%) Degree
4 43 (28.29%) JavaScript
5 36 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 35 (23.03%) Software Engineering
6 35 (23.03%) Windows
7 32 (21.05%) Java
8 30 (19.74%) .NET
9 26 (17.11%) SQL
10 25 (16.45%) C#
10 25 (16.45%) Microsoft
10 25 (16.45%) Computer Science
11 24 (15.79%) Automated Testing
12 23 (15.13%) TDD
12 23 (15.13%) Selenium
12 23 (15.13%) ISEB
12 23 (15.13%) Finance
12 23 (15.13%) HTML
13 20 (13.16%) SQL Server
13 20 (13.16%) CSS
14 19 (12.50%) Linux
14 19 (12.50%) Product Management
14 19 (12.50%) Subversion
14 19 (12.50%) BDD
14 19 (12.50%) Test Strategy
15 18 (11.84%) Automation Testing
15 18 (11.84%) Marketing
15 18 (11.84%) Test Automation
15 18 (11.84%) Test Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (3.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.32%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) VPN
1 2 (1.32%) LAN
1 2 (1.32%) WAN
1 2 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.32%) DB2
5 2 (1.32%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.32%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.66%) Redis
6 1 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.66%) SQLite
6 1 (0.66%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Selenium
2 19 (12.50%) Subversion
3 17 (11.18%) WebDriver
4 15 (9.87%) JBehave
4 15 (9.87%) Visual Studio
5 14 (9.21%) JUnit
5 14 (9.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (8.55%) Git (software)
7 11 (7.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (6.58%) CruiseControl
8 10 (6.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (5.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (5.26%) SpecFlow
11 7 (4.61%) NUnit
11 7 (4.61%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.95%) JIRA
12 6 (3.95%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.63%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.63%) JMeter
13 4 (2.63%) Android Studio
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
2 18 (11.84%) Marketing
3 15 (9.87%) Banking
4 14 (9.21%) Retail
5 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (19.74%) Developer
2 26 (17.11%) Tester
3 25 (16.45%) Software Engineer
4 23 (15.13%) Test Manager
5 22 (14.47%) Analyst
6 19 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 18 (11.84%) Consultant
8 17 (11.18%) Test Consultant
9 15 (9.87%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (9.87%) QA Analyst
10 14 (9.21%) Senior Tester
10 14 (9.21%) QA Engineer
10 14 (9.21%) Test Analyst
11 11 (7.24%) Software Tester
12 9 (5.92%) Sales Consultant
12 9 (5.92%) Pre Sales Consultant
13 8 (5.26%) Team Leader
13 8 (5.26%) Senior Developer
13 8 (5.26%) Software Developer
14 7 (4.61%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.74%) .NET
2 23 (15.13%) HTML
3 20 (13.16%) CSS
4 16 (10.53%) J2EE
5 15 (9.87%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.21%) jQuery
6 14 (9.21%) AngularJS
7 12 (7.89%) WCF
8 11 (7.24%) REST
8 11 (7.24%) .NET Framework
9 10 (6.58%) NHibernate
9 10 (6.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (4.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.95%) SOAP
11 6 (3.95%) HTML5
11 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 5 (3.29%) Web Services
13 4 (2.63%) CSS3
13 4 (2.63%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (33.55%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (16.45%) Computer Science
3 16 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.95%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.63%) CMDB
6 4 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.97%) User Experience
8 2 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.66%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.03%) Windows
2 19 (12.50%) Linux
3 11 (7.24%) Android
4 10 (6.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.29%) UNIX
6 4 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (38.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (23.68%) Test Scripting
3 35 (23.03%) Software Engineering
4 24 (15.79%) Automated Testing
5 23 (15.13%) TDD
6 19 (12.50%) Product Management
6 19 (12.50%) BDD
6 19 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 18 (11.84%) Automation Testing
7 18 (11.84%) Test Automation
7 18 (11.84%) Test Management
8 16 (10.53%) Project Management
9 14 (9.21%) Business Development
9 14 (9.21%) Strategic Planning
9 14 (9.21%) Technical Analysis
10 12 (7.89%) Regression Testing
10 12 (7.89%) Coaching
11 11 (7.24%) MVC
11 11 (7.24%) Manual Testing
12 10 (6.58%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.29%) JavaScript
2 32 (21.05%) Java
3 26 (17.11%) SQL
4 25 (16.45%) C#
5 18 (11.84%) C
6 15 (9.87%) C++
7 7 (4.61%) Perl
8 6 (3.95%) VB6
8 6 (3.95%) VB
8 6 (3.95%) Python
8 6 (3.95%) Assembly Language
9 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.63%) Ruby
10 4 (2.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.66%) VBScript
12 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (29.61%) Degree
2 23 (15.13%) ISEB
3 12 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.58%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.32%) MCP
5 2 (1.32%) CCNA
5 2 (1.32%) MCSE
5 2 (1.32%) MCSA
5 2 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.32%) CCEA
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.32%) CCIA
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.66%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) Firmware
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (8.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (16.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.58%) VMware
3 8 (5.26%) HP
4 5 (3.29%) Oracle
5 3 (1.97%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.32%) SonicWALL
6 2 (1.32%) Google
6 2 (1.32%) SAP
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
7 1 (0.66%) Tableau
7 1 (0.66%) Informatica
7 1 (0.66%) Dell
7 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.66%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.66%) BT
7 1 (0.66%) Cognos
7 1 (0.66%) Siebel
7 1 (0.66%) Alterian
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + share incentive scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Ocado
Salary: £Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London, Watford, Harrow, Edgware, Twickenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-40,000 + to £10k Bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
St Albans, United Kingdom
CAMRA
Salary: c£32,000 plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
St Albans, United Kingdom
CAMRA
Salary: c£35,000 plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago