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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 56 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing QA 96 70 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.63% 3.35% 4.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.45% 26.42% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 62 50 107
Average salary £44,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,650 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
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
287 265 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.85% 12.67% 10.10%
Number of salaries quoted 217 198 238
Average salary £44,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,275 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +12 34 £36,000 +71.42% 2
St Albans - 20 £52,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -14 10 £32,500 -27.77%
Watford -11 5 £67,500 +64.63% 2
Rickmansworth -7 4 £38,750 +21.09%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Stevenage +13 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Royston - 1 £45,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 63 (35.80%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (30.68%) Degree
4 49 (27.84%) .NET
5 42 (23.86%) SQL
5 42 (23.86%) C#
6 39 (22.16%) HTML
7 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
7 37 (21.02%) Windows
8 36 (20.45%) Software Engineering
9 35 (19.89%) Computer Science
10 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 33 (18.75%) Java
12 31 (17.61%) Visual Studio
12 31 (17.61%) ASP.NET
12 31 (17.61%) CSS
13 30 (17.05%) Test Scripting
14 29 (16.48%) Finance
15 27 (15.34%) MVC
15 27 (15.34%) Project Management
16 26 (14.77%) MS Excel
17 25 (14.20%) Automated Testing
18 24 (13.64%) Subversion
19 23 (13.07%) .NET Framework
19 23 (13.07%) AngularJS
19 23 (13.07%) Product Management
19 23 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
20 22 (12.50%) Test Strategy
20 22 (12.50%) Marketing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.68%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.41%) Confluence
3 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.84%) Drupal
4 4 (2.27%) CMS
4 4 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Magento
2 1 (0.57%) RiskWrite
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.95%) SaaS
2 2 (1.14%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.70%) Firewall
2 2 (1.14%) LAN
2 2 (1.14%) WAN
2 2 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.84%) MySQL
6 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.70%) DB2
7 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.14%) SAP BI
7 2 (1.14%) QlikView
7 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.14%) Redis
8 1 (0.57%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (17.61%) Visual Studio
2 24 (13.64%) Subversion
3 20 (11.36%) Git (software)
4 19 (10.80%) Selenium
5 15 (8.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (7.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (7.95%) CruiseControl
6 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (7.95%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.82%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (6.82%) WebDriver
8 11 (6.25%) JBehave
9 10 (5.68%) JUnit
10 9 (5.11%) NUnit
11 8 (4.55%) TeamCity
11 8 (4.55%) JIRA
12 7 (3.98%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (2.27%) Android Studio
14 4 (2.27%) Eclipse
General
1 29 (16.48%) Finance
2 22 (12.50%) Retail
2 22 (12.50%) Marketing
3 18 (10.23%) Banking
4 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.57%) Back Office
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (26.14%) Developer
2 29 (16.48%) Software Engineer
3 25 (14.20%) Tester
3 25 (14.20%) Test Manager
4 24 (13.64%) Analyst
5 20 (11.36%) Consultant
6 17 (9.66%) C# Developer
6 17 (9.66%) Test Engineer
6 17 (9.66%) Test Consultant
7 15 (8.52%) Senior Tester
7 15 (8.52%) Test Analyst
8 14 (7.95%) QA Analyst
9 13 (7.39%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 11 (6.25%) Software Tester
11 11 (6.25%) .NET Developer
11 11 (6.25%) QA Engineer
12 10 (5.68%) Team Leader
13 9 (5.11%) Sales Consultant
13 9 (5.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (27.84%) .NET
2 39 (22.16%) HTML
3 31 (17.61%) ASP.NET
3 31 (17.61%) CSS
4 23 (13.07%) .NET Framework
4 23 (13.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (13.07%) AngularJS
5 18 (10.23%) jQuery
6 16 (9.09%) WCF
7 14 (7.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 14 (7.95%) REST
7 14 (7.95%) NHibernate
8 12 (6.82%) J2EE
9 11 (6.25%) HTML5
10 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 10 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 10 (5.68%) SOAP
11 8 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (3.98%) Ajax
13 6 (3.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (35.80%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (19.89%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.52%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.41%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.70%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.70%) Physics
7 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.14%) Statistics
7 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.57%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.57%) CMDB
8 1 (0.57%) Open Source
8 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.57%) DTV
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.02%) Windows
2 22 (12.50%) Linux
3 13 (7.39%) Android
3 13 (7.39%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.98%) UNIX
5 4 (2.27%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.45%) Software Engineering
3 30 (17.05%) Test Scripting
4 27 (15.34%) MVC
4 27 (15.34%) Project Management
5 25 (14.20%) Automated Testing
6 23 (13.07%) Product Management
7 22 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 20 (11.36%) Test Management
9 17 (9.66%) Strategic Planning
9 17 (9.66%) Business Development
9 17 (9.66%) Technical Analysis
10 16 (9.09%) TDD
11 15 (8.52%) Regression Testing
11 15 (8.52%) Test Automation
12 14 (7.95%) MVVM
12 14 (7.95%) SOA
13 13 (7.39%) E-business
13 13 (7.39%) Coaching
14 12 (6.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 42 (23.86%) C#
2 42 (23.86%) SQL
3 33 (18.75%) Java
4 22 (12.50%) C
5 18 (10.23%) C++
6 9 (5.11%) Assembly Language
7 7 (3.98%) Python
8 6 (3.41%) VB6
8 6 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.41%) VB
8 6 (3.41%) Perl
9 5 (2.84%) PHP
9 5 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.70%) Ruby
12 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.57%) VBScript
13 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 54 (30.68%) Degree
2 21 (11.93%) ISEB
3 10 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.11%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.27%) VCP4
6 2 (1.14%) CCIA
6 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.14%) CCEA
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.14%) MCP
6 2 (1.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.14%) MCSA
6 2 (1.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) SLA
1 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (9.66%) Firmware
2 7 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.68%) VMware
3 8 (4.55%) HP
4 6 (3.41%) Oracle
5 5 (2.84%) SolarWinds
5 5 (2.84%) AppDynamics
6 3 (1.70%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.70%) SAP
6 3 (1.70%) Cisco
6 3 (1.70%) Citrix
7 2 (1.14%) Tableau
7 2 (1.14%) Google
7 2 (1.14%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.57%) hybris
8 1 (0.57%) F5
8 1 (0.57%) Twitter
8 1 (0.57%) Juniper
8 1 (0.57%) Informatica
8 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.57%) BT
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40-50k DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £173.25 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Salary: £150.00 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ware, Hertfordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TJX
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 16 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Luton, Bedford, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard,...
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year plus Share Scheme + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago