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

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 69 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Permanent jobs citing QA 71 76 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.53% 3.10% 2.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.00% 32.34% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 61 47 59
Median salary £45,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £52,000 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
263 235 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.08% 9.59% 10.32%
Number of salaries quoted 203 172 225
Median salary £45,000 £42,750 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,100 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 18 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Hemel Hempstead +29 16 £25,000 +16.27%
Welwyn Garden City +12 11 £37,500 - 1
Royston +2 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Stevenage -6 3 £32,500 -27.77%
Harpenden - 3 £45,000 - 1
St Albans +21 1 £50,000 +53.84%
Rickmansworth +12 1 £50,000 +14.94% 1
Borehamwood +4 1 £27,500 -
Hertford -7 1 £40,000 -57.89%
Kings Langley - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.94%) SQL
3 55 (35.03%) Selenium
4 47 (29.94%) Java
5 35 (22.29%) Finance
6 33 (21.02%) Cucumber
7 32 (20.38%) Functional Testing
7 32 (20.38%) HP
8 30 (19.11%) Software Testing
8 30 (19.11%) Test Automation
8 30 (19.11%) HP UFT
8 30 (19.11%) Scrum
8 30 (19.11%) Project Management
9 29 (18.47%) Test Scripting
9 29 (18.47%) BDD
9 29 (18.47%) REST
10 28 (17.83%) Web Services
10 28 (17.83%) XML
11 26 (16.56%) Regression Testing
12 25 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (15.29%) Oracle
13 24 (15.29%) WebDriver
13 24 (15.29%) Degree
14 23 (14.65%) Test Management
15 21 (13.38%) Linux
16 20 (12.74%) Automation Testing
16 20 (12.74%) API Testing
16 20 (12.74%) Time Management
16 20 (12.74%) TDD
17 19 (12.10%) Software Engineering

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 (1.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.64%) Alfresco
2 1 (0.64%) Documentum
2 1 (0.64%) nginx
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (10.83%) MS Office
2 16 (10.19%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.91%) GitHub
2 2 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.55%) Internet
2 7 (4.46%) HTTP
2 7 (4.46%) IPv4
2 7 (4.46%) IPv6
2 7 (4.46%) VPN
3 4 (2.55%) SSH
3 4 (2.55%) Telnet
4 1 (0.64%) BGP
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.55%) Big Data
2 4 (2.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.64%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.64%) Redis
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 55 (35.03%) Selenium
2 33 (21.02%) Cucumber
3 30 (19.11%) HP UFT
4 24 (15.29%) WebDriver
5 15 (9.55%) JBehave
5 15 (9.55%) JUnit
6 13 (8.28%) JIRA
7 10 (6.37%) SoapUI
8 8 (5.10%) Subversion
9 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.46%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.55%) Toad
12 3 (1.91%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.27%) JMeter
13 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.27%) TestDirector
13 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (22.29%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Banking
3 8 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (5.10%) Retail
3 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.82%) Arabic Language
4 6 (3.82%) Russian Language
5 5 (3.18%) Local Government
5 5 (3.18%) Marketing
6 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.27%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 42 (26.75%) Analyst
2 37 (23.57%) Test Analyst
3 32 (20.38%) QA Engineer
4 21 (13.38%) QA Automation Engineer
5 19 (12.10%) Developer
6 18 (11.46%) QA Test Engineer
6 18 (11.46%) Test Engineer
7 15 (9.55%) Test Automation Engineer
8 14 (8.92%) Java Engineer
8 14 (8.92%) Tester
9 13 (8.28%) Automation Test Analyst
10 12 (7.64%) Consultant
11 11 (7.01%) QA Tester
11 11 (7.01%) Software QA Engineer
11 11 (7.01%) Software Test Engineer
11 11 (7.01%) Test Consultant
12 10 (6.37%) Project Manager
13 9 (5.73%) QA Analyst
14 7 (4.46%) Build Engineer
14 7 (4.46%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.47%) REST
2 28 (17.83%) Web Services
2 28 (17.83%) XML
3 15 (9.55%) RESTful
4 14 (8.92%) .NET
4 14 (8.92%) HTML
5 12 (7.64%) CSS
5 12 (7.64%) SOAP
6 10 (6.37%) Gherkin
7 9 (5.73%) J2EE
8 5 (3.18%) jQuery
9 4 (2.55%) Android SDK
9 4 (2.55%) Middleware
10 3 (1.91%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.91%) CSS3
10 3 (1.91%) Express
10 3 (1.91%) koa
10 3 (1.91%) React
10 3 (1.91%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (1.91%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.55%) NHS
2 15 (9.55%) RIA
3 14 (8.92%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.37%) Data Integration
5 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.46%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.18%) PMI
8 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) iPad
9 2 (1.27%) User Experience
10 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Linux
2 18 (11.46%) Unix
3 10 (6.37%) Android
3 10 (6.37%) Windows
4 6 (3.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.38%) Functional Testing
3 30 (19.11%) Project Management
3 30 (19.11%) Scrum
3 30 (19.11%) Software Testing
3 30 (19.11%) Test Automation
4 29 (18.47%) BDD
4 29 (18.47%) Test Scripting
5 26 (16.56%) Regression Testing
6 23 (14.65%) Test Management
7 20 (12.74%) API Testing
7 20 (12.74%) Automation Testing
7 20 (12.74%) TDD
7 20 (12.74%) Time Management
8 19 (12.10%) Software Engineering
9 18 (11.46%) Waterfall
10 16 (10.19%) Test Strategy
11 15 (9.55%) QA Automation
12 12 (7.64%) Manual Testing
13 11 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.94%) SQL
2 47 (29.94%) Java
3 13 (8.28%) C
4 11 (7.01%) C++
5 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.10%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.10%) Perl
6 8 (5.10%) VB
7 7 (4.46%) C#
7 7 (4.46%) Python
8 6 (3.82%) PHP
9 5 (3.18%) ANSI C
10 4 (2.55%) Ruby
11 3 (1.91%) ES6
11 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (15.29%) Degree
2 11 (7.01%) ISEB
3 6 (3.82%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.18%) APMP
4 5 (3.18%) HP ASE
4 5 (3.18%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.55%) SDET
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (20.38%) HP
2 24 (15.29%) Oracle
3 15 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.28%) IBM
5 11 (7.01%) SAP
6 5 (3.18%) Citrix
7 4 (2.55%) Twitter
8 2 (1.27%) Google
8 2 (1.27%) Rally
8 2 (1.27%) VMware
9 1 (0.64%) EMC
9 1 (0.64%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.64%) Interwoven
9 1 (0.64%) JDA
9 1 (0.64%) Vignette
9 1 (0.64%) Xamarin
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Playtech
Salary: Competitive salary + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago