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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 63 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Permanent jobs citing QA 77 68 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.83% 2.84% 2.93%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.90% 32.69% 30.18%
Number of salaries quoted 70 51 57
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
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
276 208 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.72% 8.69% 9.71%
Number of salaries quoted 219 165 185
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Royston -2 20 £35,000 -22.22%
Watford -9 17 £43,500 +24.28% 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 11 £37,500 - 2
Harpenden - 8 £45,000 -
St Albans +17 5 £45,000 +80.00%
Stevenage +1 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Hemel Hempstead -4 3 £42,500 -
Letchworth - 3 £32,500 -
Borehamwood +6 1 £27,500 -15.38%
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 70 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (38.81%) Selenium
3 50 (37.31%) SQL
4 36 (26.87%) Java
5 32 (23.88%) Scrum
6 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
7 26 (19.40%) Linux
8 23 (17.16%) Web Services
8 23 (17.16%) BDD
9 22 (16.42%) REST
9 22 (16.42%) Cucumber
9 22 (16.42%) WebDriver
9 22 (16.42%) Regression Testing
9 22 (16.42%) Finance
10 21 (15.67%) JIRA
11 20 (14.93%) Test Strategy
11 20 (14.93%) Functional Testing
12 18 (13.43%) Test Automation
12 18 (13.43%) API Testing
13 17 (12.69%) TDD
13 17 (12.69%) Software Testing
14 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
14 16 (11.94%) Waterfall
14 16 (11.94%) XML
14 16 (11.94%) JUnit
14 16 (11.94%) QA Automation
14 16 (11.94%) SDET
15 15 (11.19%) Internet
15 15 (11.19%) RESTful
15 15 (11.19%) JBehave

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 2 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) IIS
2 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.46%) MS Office
3 6 (4.48%) 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 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) Internet
2 7 (5.22%) IPv4
2 7 (5.22%) IPv6
2 7 (5.22%) VPN
3 2 (1.49%) BGP
3 2 (1.49%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) HTTP
4 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
1 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.75%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (38.81%) Selenium
2 22 (16.42%) Cucumber
2 22 (16.42%) WebDriver
3 21 (15.67%) JIRA
4 16 (11.94%) JUnit
5 15 (11.19%) JBehave
6 12 (8.96%) HP UFT
7 10 (7.46%) Subversion
8 7 (5.22%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.73%) Robot Framework
10 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
11 3 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.24%) Zephyr
12 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.49%) JMeter
12 2 (1.49%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.49%) WATIR
General
1 22 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.73%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Legal
4 2 (1.49%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Retail
4 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (23.88%) QA Engineer
2 29 (21.64%) Analyst
3 24 (17.91%) Developer
3 24 (17.91%) Test Analyst
4 23 (17.16%) QA Automation Engineer
5 22 (16.42%) Test Engineer
6 20 (14.93%) QA Test Engineer
7 19 (14.18%) Test Automation Engineer
8 16 (11.94%) QA Leader
8 16 (11.94%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (11.19%) Java Engineer
9 15 (11.19%) Software Developer
10 14 (10.45%) Software QA Engineer
11 13 (9.70%) Tester
12 12 (8.96%) Team Leader
13 8 (5.97%) QA Analyst
13 8 (5.97%) QA Team Leader
14 7 (5.22%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (5.22%) Build Engineer
14 7 (5.22%) Data Centre Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) Web Services
2 22 (16.42%) REST
3 16 (11.94%) XML
4 15 (11.19%) RESTful
5 12 (8.96%) HTML
6 11 (8.21%) Gherkin
6 11 (8.21%) Qt
7 9 (6.72%) .NET
7 9 (6.72%) SOAP
8 6 (4.48%) J2EE
9 5 (3.73%) ASP.NET
9 5 (3.73%) CSS
9 5 (3.73%) jQuery
10 4 (2.99%) Android SDK
10 4 (2.99%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.99%) Java EE
10 4 (2.99%) Java SE
10 4 (2.99%) Middleware
10 4 (2.99%) Spring
10 4 (2.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) RIA
2 9 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.22%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.73%) PMI
5 4 (2.99%) NHS
5 4 (2.99%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.40%) Linux
2 8 (5.97%) Windows
3 6 (4.48%) Unix
4 4 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (52.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.88%) Scrum
3 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
4 23 (17.16%) BDD
5 22 (16.42%) Regression Testing
6 20 (14.93%) Functional Testing
6 20 (14.93%) Test Strategy
7 18 (13.43%) API Testing
7 18 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.69%) Software Testing
8 17 (12.69%) TDD
9 16 (11.94%) QA Automation
9 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
9 16 (11.94%) Waterfall
10 15 (11.19%) Test Management
10 15 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.21%) Automated Testing
11 11 (8.21%) Prototyping
12 10 (7.46%) Manual Testing
12 10 (7.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.31%) SQL
2 36 (26.87%) Java
3 14 (10.45%) Python
4 13 (9.70%) C++
5 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.72%) C#
7 8 (5.97%) Ruby
8 7 (5.22%) VB
9 6 (4.48%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.24%) XAML
11 2 (1.49%) C
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (10.45%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.46%) Degree
3 9 (6.72%) ISEB
4 5 (3.73%) APMP
4 5 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.73%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.94%) SDET
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) HP
2 9 (6.72%) Oracle
3 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.48%) IBM
5 3 (2.24%) SAP
6 2 (1.49%) Rally
6 2 (1.49%) VMware
7 1 (0.75%) hybris
7 1 (0.75%) JDA
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65800 per annum + £4,200 car, benefits and bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 14 days ago