Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 53 62
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 -13
Contract jobs citing QA 30 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.90% 2.89% 2.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 13.64% 31.01% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 17
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £180 £143 £288
90th Percentile £625 £713 £513
East of England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £39.00 £35.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +55.43% -

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 220 129 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.93% 9.31% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 68 72
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -10.96%
10th Percentile £262 £212 £190
90th Percentile £600 £640 £515
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +109.06% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.87 £43.25 £17.15
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £22.75 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.33% +29.31% +5.45%

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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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 0 11 £525 +10.53%
Watford -5 6 £525 - 7
Hatfield -6 3 £563 +309.09% 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 1 £400 -15.79%
Stevenage -11 1 £508 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £600 -
Hitchin - 1 £350 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (33.33%) BDD
3 10 (33.33%) Microservices
4 9 (30.00%) Web Development
4 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (30.00%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) CSS
5 8 (26.67%) Java
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Spring
6 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (23.33%) Kanban
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
6 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (20.00%) RESTful
7 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
7 6 (20.00%) HTML5
7 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
7 6 (20.00%) React
7 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
7 6 (20.00%) Grunt
7 6 (20.00%) Play Framework

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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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (10.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (6.67%) SAP PP
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (10.00%) Big Data
3 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.00%) Grunt
1 6 (20.00%) gulp
1 6 (20.00%) IntelliJ
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Games
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Team Leader
5 3 (10.00%) CRM Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Database Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Manager
6 2 (6.67%) SAP Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) Web Services
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
3 7 (23.33%) Spring
4 6 (20.00%) Dropwizard
4 6 (20.00%) HTML5
4 6 (20.00%) Hystrix
4 6 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 6 (20.00%) React
4 6 (20.00%) RESTful
4 6 (20.00%) Scalatra
4 6 (20.00%) Spring Boot
5 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.00%) CAML
6 3 (10.00%) JSON
6 3 (10.00%) WCF
6 3 (10.00%) XML
6 3 (10.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Blog
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) VMS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) BDD
2 10 (33.33%) Microservices
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (30.00%) Web Development
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 7 (23.33%) Kanban
5 7 (23.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 6 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 6 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (20.00%) Refactoring
6 6 (20.00%) SOA
6 6 (20.00%) SOLID
6 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (26.67%) Java
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Groovy
5 3 (10.00%) C#
5 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) C
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) PMO
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) New Relic
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) SAP
4 2 (6.67%) PayPal
5 1 (3.33%) Ariba
5 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) VMware