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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 73 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Permanent jobs citing QA 64 90 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.67% 4.37% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.83% 53.89% 42.41%
Number of salaries quoted 55 77 91
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
222 167 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.27% 8.11% 10.16%
Number of salaries quoted 182 135 220
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £29,900 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -5 16 £22,750 -47.70% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £44,000 -
Stevenage 0 3 £30,000 -52.00%
Borehamwood 0 3 £43,750 +45.83%
Hitchin -5 3 - -
Hoddesdon - 2 £30,000 -
Letchworth 0 1 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Hertford - 1 £45,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 44 (34.92%) Degree
2 42 (33.33%) Java
3 39 (30.95%) SQL
4 35 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 31 (24.60%) HTML
6 30 (23.81%) C#
6 30 (23.81%) Selenium
7 29 (23.02%) UNIX
8 28 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 27 (21.43%) Computer Science
10 25 (19.84%) Automation Testing
11 24 (19.05%) Software Testing
12 23 (18.25%) .NET
12 23 (18.25%) CSS
13 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
14 21 (16.67%) TDD
14 21 (16.67%) ISTQB
15 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
15 19 (15.08%) QuickTest Pro
15 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
15 19 (15.08%) Finance
16 18 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (14.29%) BDD
17 17 (13.49%) Linux
18 16 (12.70%) Test Strategy
19 15 (11.90%) Python
19 15 (11.90%) Multithreading
20 14 (11.11%) Regression Testing
21 13 (10.32%) EFT
21 13 (10.32%) J2EE

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (3.17%) Moodle
1 4 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.38%) CMS
2 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) Documentum
3 2 (1.59%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.79%) Windchill
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.59%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.79%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) SaaS
2 5 (3.97%) PaaS
2 5 (3.97%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) ATM
2 7 (5.56%) HTTP
3 3 (2.38%) Wireless
4 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.59%) DNS
4 2 (1.59%) FTP
4 2 (1.59%) IPv4
4 2 (1.59%) SAN
4 2 (1.59%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) Internet
5 1 (0.79%) Firewall
5 1 (0.79%) Broadband
5 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 9 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.79%) SQLite
6 1 (0.79%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.79%) DB2
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.79%) Impala
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (23.81%) Selenium
2 19 (15.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (7.14%) JIRA
3 9 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.35%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.35%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.35%) JUnit
5 7 (5.56%) JBehave
6 6 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.97%) CruiseControl
7 5 (3.97%) Subversion
7 5 (3.97%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.17%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.17%) JMeter
9 3 (2.38%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.38%) NUnit
10 2 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 19 (15.08%) Finance
2 13 (10.32%) Banking
3 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (34.13%) Developer
2 30 (23.81%) Analyst
3 21 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 17 (13.49%) Java Developer
5 15 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.94%) Tester
7 8 (6.35%) Software Test Analyst
7 8 (6.35%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Graduate
9 6 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Software Manager
10 5 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.97%) QA Leader
11 4 (3.17%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.60%) HTML
2 23 (18.25%) .NET
2 23 (18.25%) CSS
3 13 (10.32%) J2EE
4 12 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 12 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.73%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.73%) jQuery
6 10 (7.94%) Velocity
7 9 (7.14%) REST
8 8 (6.35%) WCF
9 6 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 6 (4.76%) SOAP
10 5 (3.97%) Spring
10 5 (3.97%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.97%) NHibernate
10 5 (3.97%) Grails
10 5 (3.97%) WinForms
10 5 (3.97%) Hibernate
10 5 (3.97%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.32%) EFT
2 13 (10.32%) Mathematics
3 11 (8.73%) Physics
4 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.97%) Open Source
6 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.17%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.38%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.59%) CMDB
9 1 (0.79%) Statistics
9 1 (0.79%) FMCG
9 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) UNIX
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
3 12 (9.52%) Windows
4 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 25 (19.84%) Automation Testing
3 24 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 22 (17.46%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.67%) TDD
6 18 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (14.29%) BDD
7 16 (12.70%) Test Strategy
8 15 (11.90%) Multithreading
9 14 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 10 (7.94%) Scrum
11 9 (7.14%) Automated Testing
12 8 (6.35%) Usability Testing
12 8 (6.35%) OO
12 8 (6.35%) MVC
13 6 (4.76%) Validation
13 6 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.76%) Data Analysis
14 5 (3.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (33.33%) Java
2 39 (30.95%) SQL
3 30 (23.81%) C#
4 28 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.90%) Python
6 11 (8.73%) Ruby
7 10 (7.94%) C
8 9 (7.14%) C++
9 8 (6.35%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.76%) VB
11 5 (3.97%) Groovy
12 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.59%) XQuery
12 2 (1.59%) VB6
13 1 (0.79%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.79%) Perl
13 1 (0.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (34.92%) Degree
2 21 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.76%) ISEB
4 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.59%) ACCA
7 1 (0.79%) MCTS
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CCA
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) GMP
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.94%) Oracle
3 9 (7.14%) Google
4 4 (3.17%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.17%) Adobe
5 3 (2.38%) SAP
6 2 (1.59%) CA
6 2 (1.59%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Dell
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Hertfordshire
Montash
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + be- training, progression, pens
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £45-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Watford
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,800 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
St. Albans
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 23 days ago