Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 47 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 40 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.75% 3.67% 2.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.73% 33.58% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 14
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £308 £277 £358
90th Percentile £526 £569 £593
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £401
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.54% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £100.00 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +455.56% -55.00% +9.59%
10th Percentile £95.00 £18.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £105.00 £18.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £12.80 £18.00 £8.25
% change year-on-year -28.89% +118.18% -76.92%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 176 134 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.10% 10.92% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 62 70
Hertfordshire median daily rate £365 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% - +28.79%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £250
90th Percentile £525 £575 £539
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +13.21% -40.00%
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.48 £11.95
90th Percentile £110.00 £18.00 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.34 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.32% -31.18% +20.39%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +7 14 £485 -4.43% 2
Watford -6 11 £450 +5.88% 3
Hemel Hempstead -7 5 £375 - 4
St Albans +3 3 £325 - 1
Potters Bar - 2 £400 -
Stevenage -8 1 £525 +61.79% 2
Hertford - 1 - -
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 12 (30.00%) Change Management
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
1 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (27.50%) Law
2 11 (27.50%) Retail
2 11 (27.50%) TOGAF
2 11 (27.50%) Strategic Planning
2 11 (27.50%) PRINCE
2 11 (27.50%) COBIT
2 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
2 11 (27.50%) COSO
2 11 (27.50%) OWASP
2 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
2 11 (27.50%) Security Architecture
2 11 (27.50%) SABSA
2 11 (27.50%) Patch Management
2 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (27.50%) GDPR
2 11 (27.50%) Programme Delivery
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.00%) BDD
6 4 (10.00%) Git (software)

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Co-occurring 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 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (7.50%) nginx
1 3 (7.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
1 3 (7.50%) Stackdriver
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
1 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
1 3 (7.50%) SSL
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (7.50%) Wireless
2 1 (2.50%) 802.11
2 1 (2.50%) BGP
2 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.50%) Frame Relay
2 1 (2.50%) HSRP
2 1 (2.50%) IPsec
2 1 (2.50%) MPLS
2 1 (2.50%) Multicast
2 1 (2.50%) OSPF
2 1 (2.50%) RIP
2 1 (2.50%) SNMP
2 1 (2.50%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Artifactory
3 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.50%) Appium
5 1 (2.50%) Grunt
5 1 (2.50%) gulp
5 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.50%) JBehave
5 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.50%) Protractor
5 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (27.50%) Law
1 11 (27.50%) Retail
2 4 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Military
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 11 (27.50%) Security Architect
3 11 (27.50%) Security Technical Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 4 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Service Transition Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Transition Manager
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (7.50%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.00%) ODBC
4 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) Dropwizard
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.50%) React
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Scalatra
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) CentOS
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Change Management
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) OWASP
2 11 (27.50%) Patch Management
2 11 (27.50%) PRINCE
2 11 (27.50%) Programme Delivery
2 11 (27.50%) SABSA
2 11 (27.50%) Security Architecture
2 11 (27.50%) Strategic Planning
2 11 (27.50%) Test Automation
2 11 (27.50%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.00%) BDD
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.00%) Microservices
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) C#
4 3 (7.50%) Perl
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 3 (7.50%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) Groovy
5 1 (2.50%) Java 8
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCDP
2 1 (2.50%) CCIE
2 1 (2.50%) CCNP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) COBIT
1 11 (27.50%) COSO
1 11 (27.50%) GDPR
1 11 (27.50%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Ansible
1 3 (7.50%) HAProxy
1 3 (7.50%) Kibana
1 3 (7.50%) logstash
1 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Concur
2 4 (10.00%) New Relic
3 3 (7.50%) F5
3 3 (7.50%) Google
3 3 (7.50%) Percona
3 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
3 3 (7.50%) Splunk
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) MikroTik
4 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.50%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.50%) Ariba
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) BMC
5 1 (2.50%) Meraki
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle