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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 68 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing QA 85 87 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.83% 3.74% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.32% 27.71% 23.20%
Number of salaries quoted 57 66 57
Median salary £43,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £58,250 £53,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
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
263 314 319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.85% 13.51% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 206 235 256
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,925 £27,050 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +18 22 £36,000 -4.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead +12 9 £31,000 -13.88% 1
Borehamwood - 6 £35,000 -
Hertford - 4 £67,500 - 1
Tring - 4 £32,500 -
St Albans +15 2 £50,000 -
Stevenage -1 1 - -
Royston -5 1 - -
Kings Langley - 1 - -
QA
East of England

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (37.29%) SQL
3 62 (35.03%) Java
4 56 (31.64%) Selenium
5 47 (26.55%) Functional Testing
6 45 (25.42%) HP UFT
7 44 (24.86%) Software Testing
8 42 (23.73%) HP
9 41 (23.16%) Finance
10 38 (21.47%) Oracle
11 36 (20.34%) Project Management
11 36 (20.34%) Test Automation
12 33 (18.64%) Test Management
12 33 (18.64%) Unix
12 33 (18.64%) Scrum
13 32 (18.08%) Regression Testing
13 32 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (17.51%) XML
15 28 (15.82%) Cucumber
16 27 (15.25%) Test Scripting
17 26 (14.69%) Web Services
18 25 (14.12%) Degree
18 25 (14.12%) Oracle Database
19 23 (12.99%) BDD
19 23 (12.99%) Manual Testing
19 23 (12.99%) IBM
20 22 (12.43%) Linux
21 21 (11.86%) REST
22 20 (11.30%) Time Management
22 20 (11.30%) PL/SQL

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 4 (2.26%) NServiceBus
2 3 (1.69%) Node.js
3 1 (0.56%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.56%) Documentum
3 1 (0.56%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.56%) nginx
3 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.91%) MS Office
2 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.26%) GitHub
2 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.65%) Internet
2 8 (4.52%) SSH
2 8 (4.52%) Telnet
3 6 (3.39%) HTTP
4 4 (2.26%) PuTTY
4 4 (2.26%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.69%) Firewall
5 3 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) BGP
6 1 (0.56%) LDAP
6 1 (0.56%) NAS
6 1 (0.56%) SAN
6 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.12%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.82%) Big Data
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.13%) Redis
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) IBM BigInsights
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (31.64%) Selenium
2 45 (25.42%) HP UFT
3 28 (15.82%) Cucumber
4 18 (10.17%) WebDriver
5 16 (9.04%) LoadRunner
6 13 (7.34%) Jenkins
7 12 (6.78%) JUnit
8 11 (6.21%) JBehave
8 11 (6.21%) JIRA
9 8 (4.52%) Toad
10 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.82%) NCover
11 5 (2.82%) NCrunch
11 5 (2.82%) NUnit
11 5 (2.82%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.82%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.26%) Fiddler
12 4 (2.26%) MSTest
12 4 (2.26%) Subversion
General
1 41 (23.16%) Finance
2 19 (10.73%) Retail
3 15 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (6.21%) Banking
6 9 (5.08%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.95%) Arabic Language
7 7 (3.95%) Russian Language
8 5 (2.82%) Local Government
8 5 (2.82%) Marketing
9 2 (1.13%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (32.20%) Analyst
2 49 (27.68%) Test Analyst
3 26 (14.69%) QA Engineer
4 21 (11.86%) Developer
5 18 (10.17%) QA Automation Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Tester
7 14 (7.91%) Automation Test Analyst
7 14 (7.91%) QA Analyst
8 13 (7.34%) QA Tester
9 12 (6.78%) Consultant
10 11 (6.21%) Test Consultant
11 10 (5.65%) Java Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) QA Test Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (5.65%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (5.65%) Test Engineer
12 9 (5.08%) Project Manager
12 9 (5.08%) QA Manager
12 9 (5.08%) Software QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.51%) XML
2 26 (14.69%) Web Services
3 21 (11.86%) REST
4 18 (10.17%) .NET
5 16 (9.04%) CSS
5 16 (9.04%) HTML
6 15 (8.47%) J2EE
6 15 (8.47%) RESTful
7 8 (4.52%) jQuery
8 7 (3.95%) HTML5
8 7 (3.95%) SOAP
9 6 (3.39%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.26%) Ajax
10 4 (2.26%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.26%) JSON
10 4 (2.26%) MSMQ
10 4 (2.26%) Ninject
10 4 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.91%) NHS
3 11 (6.21%) Data Integration
3 11 (6.21%) RIA
4 8 (4.52%) Algorithms
4 8 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.13%) EPoS
7 2 (1.13%) iPad
7 2 (1.13%) PMI
8 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.56%) Economics
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.64%) Unix
2 22 (12.43%) Linux
3 11 (6.21%) Windows
4 9 (5.08%) Android
5 7 (3.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.55%) Functional Testing
3 44 (24.86%) Software Testing
4 36 (20.34%) Project Management
4 36 (20.34%) Test Automation
5 33 (18.64%) Scrum
5 33 (18.64%) Test Management
6 32 (18.08%) Regression Testing
7 27 (15.25%) Test Scripting
8 23 (12.99%) BDD
8 23 (12.99%) Manual Testing
9 20 (11.30%) Time Management
10 19 (10.73%) Automation Testing
10 19 (10.73%) Test Strategy
11 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
12 16 (9.04%) Automated Testing
12 16 (9.04%) Data Modelling
12 16 (9.04%) Validation
13 15 (8.47%) Quality Management
13 15 (8.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.29%) SQL
2 62 (35.03%) Java
3 20 (11.30%) PL/SQL
4 13 (7.34%) C
5 12 (6.78%) C++
6 11 (6.21%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.08%) C#
7 9 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.08%) Perl
8 7 (3.95%) PHP
9 5 (2.82%) ANSI C
9 5 (2.82%) Ruby
9 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.82%) VB
10 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.26%) Python
11 3 (1.69%) ES6
12 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.56%) F#
13 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (14.12%) Degree
2 12 (6.78%) ISEB
3 6 (3.39%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.82%) HP ASE
4 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.13%) APMP
7 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.56%) CISM
7 1 (0.56%) CISMP
7 1 (0.56%) CISSP
7 1 (0.56%) CLAS
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SDET
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 8583
2 3 (1.69%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
3 1 (0.56%) Nessus
3 1 (0.56%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 42 (23.73%) HP
2 38 (21.47%) Oracle
3 23 (12.99%) IBM
4 17 (9.60%) SAP
5 14 (7.91%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.82%) Citrix
6 5 (2.82%) Twitter
7 2 (1.13%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.56%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.56%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.56%) OpenText
8 1 (0.56%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) Vignette
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
8 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £035000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 18 days ago