The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 88 53 66
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 61 93 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.46% 4.39% 3.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.63% 56.71% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 56 70 75
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
238 164 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.60% 7.74% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 211 133 185
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
East of England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -8 20 £40,000 +8.84% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 10 £44,000 -
St Albans 0 3 £55,000 - 1
Hitchin -2 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £55,000 -
Hertford -1 2 £45,000 -45.45%
Borehamwood -5 2 £43,750 +45.83%
Stevenage -8 1 £34,000 -28.42% 1
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (42.65%) SQL
2 53 (38.97%) Degree
3 47 (34.56%) Java
4 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
5 36 (26.47%) Selenium
5 36 (26.47%) UNIX
6 35 (25.74%) C#
6 35 (25.74%) Software Testing
7 31 (22.79%) HTML
7 31 (22.79%) Finance
8 29 (21.32%) .NET
9 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
10 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
11 26 (19.12%) Automation Testing
12 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
13 23 (16.91%) CSS
14 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
14 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
14 22 (16.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 22 (16.18%) Banking
15 20 (14.71%) Software Engineering
16 18 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (13.24%) Linux
17 16 (11.76%) Automated Testing
18 15 (11.03%) Multithreading
18 15 (11.03%) Python
19 14 (10.29%) EFT
19 14 (10.29%) TDD
20 13 (9.56%) Mathematics
20 13 (9.56%) Windows

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (3.68%) CMS
2 4 (2.94%) Moodle
2 4 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.47%) IIS
4 2 (1.47%) Documentum
4 2 (1.47%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (1.47%) Windchill
4 1 (0.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.74%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.47%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.74%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) SaaS
2 5 (3.68%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) ATM
2 7 (5.15%) HTTP
3 3 (2.21%) Wireless
4 2 (1.47%) FTP
4 2 (1.47%) SSL
4 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.47%) DNS
4 2 (1.47%) SAN
4 2 (1.47%) IPv4
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) Firewall
5 1 (0.74%) Broadband
5 1 (0.74%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.62%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.47%) MySQL
7 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.47%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.74%) DB2
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.74%) HBase
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.74%) Impala
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (26.47%) Selenium
2 22 (16.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (5.15%) NUnit
5 6 (4.41%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (4.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (3.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.68%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.68%) Moq
7 4 (2.94%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.94%) JUnit
7 4 (2.94%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.94%) Subversion
7 4 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.94%) JIRA
8 3 (2.21%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.21%) JBehave
9 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (22.79%) Finance
2 22 (16.18%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Retail
3 6 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.41%) Marketing
4 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (33.09%) Developer
2 34 (25.00%) Analyst
3 24 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 22 (16.18%) Test Engineer
5 19 (13.97%) Java Developer
6 10 (7.35%) Tester
7 9 (6.62%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) Graduate
8 8 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.15%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) QA Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) Software Manager
11 5 (3.68%) Graduate Web Developer
11 5 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.68%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.79%) HTML
2 29 (21.32%) .NET
3 23 (16.91%) CSS
4 12 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 11 (8.09%) AngularJS
5 11 (8.09%) WCF
5 11 (8.09%) J2EE
6 10 (7.35%) Velocity
6 10 (7.35%) jQuery
6 10 (7.35%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.62%) SOAP
7 9 (6.62%) Web Services
8 7 (5.15%) Hibernate
8 7 (5.15%) Spring
8 7 (5.15%) Struts
8 7 (5.15%) REST
9 6 (4.41%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.68%) WF
10 5 (3.68%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.38%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.29%) EFT
3 13 (9.56%) Mathematics
4 11 (8.09%) Physics
5 5 (3.68%) Open Source
6 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.94%) E-Learning
7 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.47%) CMDB
8 2 (1.47%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.74%) Derivative
9 1 (0.74%) Statistics
9 1 (0.74%) FMCG
9 1 (0.74%) Equities
9 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.47%) UNIX
2 18 (13.24%) Linux
3 13 (9.56%) Windows
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) AIX
5 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.88%) Test Scripting
2 35 (25.74%) Software Testing
3 26 (19.12%) Automation Testing
4 20 (14.71%) Software Engineering
5 18 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 15 (11.03%) Multithreading
8 14 (10.29%) TDD
9 12 (8.82%) Scrum
9 12 (8.82%) BDD
9 12 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 10 (7.35%) OO
11 9 (6.62%) Validation
11 9 (6.62%) Workflow
11 9 (6.62%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (5.88%) MVC
12 8 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.88%) Usability Testing
13 6 (4.41%) Test Automation
13 6 (4.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 58 (42.65%) SQL
2 47 (34.56%) Java
3 35 (25.74%) C#
4 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.03%) Python
6 10 (7.35%) C
6 10 (7.35%) Ruby
7 9 (6.62%) C++
8 8 (5.88%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.15%) VB
10 5 (3.68%) Groovy
10 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.21%) VB6
12 2 (1.47%) XQuery
13 1 (0.74%) PowerHouse
13 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.74%) PHP
13 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 53 (38.97%) Degree
2 28 (20.59%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.41%) ISEB
5 5 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.47%) ACCA
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.74%) CCA
8 1 (0.74%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.74%) MCSE
8 1 (0.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) SLA
1 3 (2.21%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.09%) Google
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
3 4 (2.94%) Business Objects
3 4 (2.94%) Adobe
4 3 (2.21%) SAP
5 2 (1.47%) CA
5 2 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
Hertfordshire
Vadis People
Salary: £40000 to £43000 per annum - plus 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Jambo Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £35-50,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cobham
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago