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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 69 67 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.55% 2.74% 2.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.46% 31.75% 26.02%
Number of salaries quoted 63 48 54
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £24,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
271 211 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.94% 8.62% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 222 172 201
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,450 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £76,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 +1 15 £45,000 +63.63% 2
Royston -2 13 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 11 £37,500 -
Hemel Hempstead +16 10 £36,250 - 1
Harpenden - 5 £45,000 -
Stevenage -5 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Letchworth - 3 £32,500 -
Rickmansworth +20 1 £50,000 +14.94%
Borehamwood +8 1 £27,500 -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (40.60%) SQL
3 51 (38.35%) Selenium
4 40 (30.08%) Java
5 32 (24.06%) Scrum
6 31 (23.31%) Finance
7 28 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 28 (21.05%) BDD
8 27 (20.30%) REST
8 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
8 27 (20.30%) Functional Testing
9 25 (18.80%) HP
10 24 (18.05%) Linux
10 24 (18.05%) WebDriver
11 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
11 23 (17.29%) Software Engineering
11 23 (17.29%) Web Services
12 22 (16.54%) Regression Testing
12 22 (16.54%) Test Management
13 21 (15.79%) XML
13 21 (15.79%) HP UFT
13 21 (15.79%) API Testing
14 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
15 18 (13.53%) TDD
15 18 (13.53%) JIRA
15 18 (13.53%) Automation Testing
16 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
16 16 (12.03%) Waterfall
17 15 (11.28%) JUnit
17 15 (11.28%) Oracle

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 3 (2.26%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.75%) Documentum
2 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.53%) MS Office
3 6 (4.51%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) Internet
2 7 (5.26%) IPv4
2 7 (5.26%) IPv6
2 7 (5.26%) VPN
3 4 (3.01%) HTTP
4 1 (0.75%) BGP
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.01%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 51 (38.35%) Selenium
2 28 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 24 (18.05%) WebDriver
4 21 (15.79%) HP UFT
5 18 (13.53%) JIRA
6 15 (11.28%) JUnit
7 14 (10.53%) JBehave
8 10 (7.52%) SoapUI
9 9 (6.77%) Subversion
10 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
12 3 (2.26%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.26%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.50%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
13 2 (1.50%) JMeter
13 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (23.31%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 7 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Arabic Language
6 2 (1.50%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Analyst
1 35 (26.32%) QA Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.05%) QA Automation Engineer
4 21 (15.79%) QA Test Engineer
4 21 (15.79%) Test Engineer
5 18 (13.53%) Developer
5 18 (13.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) Java Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) Software QA Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) Software Test Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) Tester
7 12 (9.02%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (7.52%) Software Developer
9 9 (6.77%) QA Analyst
9 9 (6.77%) QA Leader
10 8 (6.02%) QA Tester
10 8 (6.02%) Team Leader
11 7 (5.26%) Data Centre Technician
11 7 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.30%) REST
2 23 (17.29%) Web Services
3 21 (15.79%) XML
4 14 (10.53%) RESTful
5 12 (9.02%) HTML
5 12 (9.02%) SOAP
6 11 (8.27%) Gherkin
7 9 (6.77%) J2EE
8 8 (6.02%) .NET
9 7 (5.26%) Qt
10 6 (4.51%) CSS
11 4 (3.01%) Android SDK
11 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.01%) jQuery
11 4 (3.01%) Middleware
11 4 (3.01%) Spring
12 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.26%) Ajax
12 3 (2.26%) Java EE
12 3 (2.26%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (10.53%) RIA
2 10 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.52%) Data Integration
3 9 (6.77%) NHS
4 5 (3.76%) PMI
5 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.05%) Linux
2 11 (8.27%) Unix
3 9 (6.77%) Windows
4 6 (4.51%) Android
5 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.06%) Scrum
3 28 (21.05%) BDD
4 27 (20.30%) Functional Testing
4 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
5 23 (17.29%) Software Engineering
5 23 (17.29%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.54%) Regression Testing
6 22 (16.54%) Test Management
7 21 (15.79%) API Testing
8 20 (15.04%) Software Testing
9 18 (13.53%) Automation Testing
9 18 (13.53%) TDD
10 16 (12.03%) Waterfall
11 15 (11.28%) Project Management
11 15 (11.28%) QA Automation
12 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
13 12 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (7.52%) Time Management
15 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 54 (40.60%) SQL
2 40 (30.08%) Java
3 11 (8.27%) C++
4 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.52%) Python
5 9 (6.77%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.02%) VB
7 7 (5.26%) C#
8 6 (4.51%) C
9 5 (3.76%) Ruby
10 2 (1.50%) ANSI C
10 2 (1.50%) ES6
10 2 (1.50%) Perl
10 2 (1.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) Groovy
11 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (8.27%) Degree
2 8 (6.02%) ISEB
2 8 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.76%) APMP
3 5 (3.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.50%) HP ASE
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.28%) SDET
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) HP
2 15 (11.28%) Oracle
3 12 (9.02%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.77%) IBM
5 6 (4.51%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) Citrix
6 2 (1.50%) Rally
6 2 (1.50%) Twitter
6 2 (1.50%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) EMC
7 1 (0.75%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.75%) JDA
7 1 (0.75%) Vignette
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
Watford, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
St. Albans
Streamline Connections Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum + Pension, health etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
Provide Consulting Ltd
Salary: bonus & full benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
TK Maxx
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Bristow Holland
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago