Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 68 39
Rank change year-on-year -10 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing QA 19 32 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.33% 2.11% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.18% 15.38% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 35
Hertfordshire median daily rate £463 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +23.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £221 £276 £141
90th Percentile £556 £597 £660
East of England median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £100.00 -
East of England median hourly rate £45.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +17.42% -3.13% +73.91%

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 156 208 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 10.95% 13.69% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 80
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £150
90th Percentile £550 £585 £589
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -63.33% +114.26%
10th Percentile £11.60 £13.25 £43.00
90th Percentile £36.10 £76.25 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.31 £26.22 £37.50
% change year-on-year -33.97% -30.08% +7.14%

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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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -2 8 £538 +2.38%
Hemel Hempstead +3 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Watford +2 3 £420 -11.58% 5
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East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
2 5 (26.32%) Release Management
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (26.32%) Data Quality
2 5 (26.32%) People Management
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 4 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (15.79%) ERP
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
4 3 (15.79%) React
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (10.53%) Microservices

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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 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Pig
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Grunt
2 2 (10.53%) gulp
2 2 (10.53%) IntelliJ
2 2 (10.53%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 5 (26.32%) Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.26%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Security Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) React
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.53%) Dropwizard
3 2 (10.53%) Hystrix
3 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
3 2 (10.53%) Play Framework
3 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (10.53%) Scalatra
3 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Android
1 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) People Management
1 5 (26.32%) Project Planning
1 5 (26.32%) Release Management
1 5 (26.32%) TDD
2 4 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
2 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.79%) BDD
3 3 (15.79%) Demand Management
3 3 (15.79%) ERP
3 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Logistics
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Groovy
3 2 (10.53%) Java 8
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.53%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) New Relic
3 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.26%) Dynatrace
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Sony
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) Talend