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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 45 58 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 104 106 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.73% 4.06% 4.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.54% 25.12% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 98 77 65
Median salary £43,750 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.85% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,350 £30,000 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
263 422 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.95% 16.16% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 238 279 249
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £83,500 £81,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,792 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.01% +3.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +1 30 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Harpenden +13 22 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Stevenage - 11 £45,000 -
St Albans +3 9 £52,500 -50.00% 1
Potters Bar - 8 £50,750 -
Hemel Hempstead +3 7 £32,500 -40.90%
Letchworth - 3 £32,500 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £35,000 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 158 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (49.02%) Selenium
3 73 (35.78%) Scrum
4 69 (33.82%) Software Testing
5 61 (29.90%) Finance
6 59 (28.92%) SQL
7 57 (27.94%) ISTQB
8 54 (26.47%) Java
9 51 (25.00%) WebDriver
9 51 (25.00%) Automation Testing
10 48 (23.53%) BDD
11 46 (22.55%) C#
12 43 (21.08%) JIRA
12 43 (21.08%) TDD
13 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
13 41 (20.10%) Test Strategy
14 40 (19.61%) Functional Testing
15 35 (17.16%) Test Scripting
16 33 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
16 33 (16.18%) Automated Testing
17 32 (15.69%) ISEB
18 31 (15.20%) Linux
18 31 (15.20%) Test Automation
19 30 (14.71%) Regression Testing
20 29 (14.22%) Manual Testing
20 29 (14.22%) Cucumber
21 27 (13.24%) Unix
22 26 (12.75%) .NET
22 26 (12.75%) HP UFT
23 25 (12.25%) JavaScript

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 14 (6.86%) Confluence
1 14 (6.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.45%) IIS
3 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (10.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.82%) SaaS
2 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.96%) Wireshark
2 3 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) BGP
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.45%) Big Data
4 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) QlikView
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 100 (49.02%) Selenium
2 51 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 43 (21.08%) JIRA
4 29 (14.22%) Cucumber
5 26 (12.75%) HP UFT
6 23 (11.27%) Git (software)
7 16 (7.84%) JUnit
8 14 (6.86%) Jenkins
9 13 (6.37%) Maven
9 13 (6.37%) SoapUI
10 12 (5.88%) Robot Framework
11 11 (5.39%) JBehave
11 11 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (4.90%) Subversion
13 8 (3.92%) SpecFlow
13 8 (3.92%) TeamCity
14 6 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 4 (1.96%) Fiddler
16 4 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 61 (29.90%) Finance
2 10 (4.90%) Retail
3 7 (3.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.96%) Advertising
6 3 (1.47%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (37.25%) Analyst
2 70 (34.31%) Test Analyst
3 39 (19.12%) Developer
4 28 (13.73%) QA Leader
5 21 (10.29%) QA Analyst
6 20 (9.80%) QA Test Analyst
7 18 (8.82%) .NET Developer
7 18 (8.82%) Team Leader
7 18 (8.82%) Tester
8 16 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (7.84%) Test Engineer
9 15 (7.35%) QA Team Leader
10 14 (6.86%) Automation Test Analyst
10 14 (6.86%) QA Manager
11 13 (6.37%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.88%) Test Manager
13 11 (5.39%) Test Leader
14 10 (4.90%) QA Test Manager
14 10 (4.90%) QA Tester
15 9 (4.41%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.75%) .NET
2 22 (10.78%) RESTful
3 20 (9.80%) Gherkin
4 18 (8.82%) HTML
5 16 (7.84%) AngularJS
5 16 (7.84%) XML
6 15 (7.35%) Spring
7 14 (6.86%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 12 (5.88%) CSS
9 11 (5.39%) jQuery
10 10 (4.90%) Sass
11 8 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (3.92%) REST
11 8 (3.92%) Web Services
12 7 (3.43%) Node.js
13 6 (2.94%) Ajax
13 6 (2.94%) JSON
13 6 (2.94%) React
13 6 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.45%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.47%) RIA
4 3 (1.47%) User Experience
5 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.98%) Fintech
5 2 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.20%) Linux
2 27 (13.24%) Unix
3 9 (4.41%) Windows
4 3 (1.47%) Android
4 3 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (77.45%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (35.78%) Scrum
3 69 (33.82%) Software Testing
4 51 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 48 (23.53%) BDD
6 43 (21.08%) TDD
7 41 (20.10%) Test Strategy
8 40 (19.61%) Functional Testing
9 35 (17.16%) Test Scripting
10 33 (16.18%) Automated Testing
10 33 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (15.20%) Test Automation
12 30 (14.71%) Regression Testing
13 29 (14.22%) Manual Testing
14 16 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (7.84%) Mentoring
14 16 (7.84%) SDLC
14 16 (7.84%) Waterfall
15 15 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (7.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.92%) SQL
2 54 (26.47%) Java
3 46 (22.55%) C#
4 25 (12.25%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.25%) Python
5 13 (6.37%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.43%) VB
9 6 (2.94%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.45%) Ruby
10 5 (2.45%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.47%) C++
12 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.98%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.98%) XAML
13 1 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 57 (27.94%) ISTQB
2 32 (15.69%) ISEB
3 24 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (10.29%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.41%) PMO
1 9 (4.41%) SDET
2 3 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (20.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.88%) Atlassian
2 12 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (2.45%) HP
4 2 (0.98%) Google
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe
5 1 (0.49%) BMC
5 1 (0.49%) hybris
5 1 (0.49%) Monetate
5 1 (0.49%) Optimizely
5 1 (0.49%) Qubit
5 1 (0.49%) Remedy
5 1 (0.49%) Tableau
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50,000 DOE + Brilliant Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £70,000 to £86,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield (Head Office)
Ocado Technology
Salary: VB
Posted: 18 days ago