Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 36 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.34% 3.78% 3.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 17.73% 38.76% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 20
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +11.11% -0.65%
10th Percentile £280 £150 £311
90th Percentile £569 £705 £553
East of England median daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £100.00 £18.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +455.56% -55.00% +13.48%
10th Percentile £95.00 £18.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £105.00 £18.00 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +13.48%

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 203 129 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.19% 9.76% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 74 63
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £200 £163 £250
90th Percentile £588 £619 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £31.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.79% +49.98% -10.63%
10th Percentile £13.25 £20.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £83.75 £44.55 £51.25
East of England median hourly rate £26.12 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.38% - +16.67%

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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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -1 16 £525 -4.55% 1
Watford -18 9 £525 +23.53% 12
Hatfield -4 3 £563 - 3
Stevenage - 2 £516 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 £400 - 5
Waltham Cross - 1 £600 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
2 11 (30.56%) BDD
3 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 10 (27.78%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Retail
4 9 (25.00%) Web Development
4 9 (25.00%) Microservices
5 8 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
6 7 (19.44%) Change Management
6 7 (19.44%) Law
6 7 (19.44%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (19.44%) COBIT
6 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
6 7 (19.44%) Spring
6 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
6 7 (19.44%) COSO
6 7 (19.44%) OWASP
6 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Kanban
6 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
6 7 (19.44%) SABSA

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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 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (8.33%) Big Data
2 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 6 (16.67%) Grunt
1 6 (16.67%) gulp
1 6 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Appium
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.78%) Protractor
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 7 (19.44%) Law
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 10 (27.78%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Security Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Security Technical Architect
5 5 (13.89%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Database Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Digital Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 8 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 7 (19.44%) Spring
4 6 (16.67%) CSS
4 6 (16.67%) Dropwizard
4 6 (16.67%) HTML
4 6 (16.67%) HTML5
4 6 (16.67%) Hystrix
4 6 (16.67%) Play Framework
4 6 (16.67%) React
4 6 (16.67%) Scalatra
4 6 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 4 (11.11%) RESTful
6 3 (8.33%) Spark Streaming
6 3 (8.33%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) VMS
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) BDD
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) TDD
3 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (25.00%) Microservices
4 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (25.00%) Web Development
5 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 7 (19.44%) Change Management
6 7 (19.44%) Kanban
6 7 (19.44%) OWASP
6 7 (19.44%) Patch Management
6 7 (19.44%) PRINCE
6 7 (19.44%) Programme Delivery
6 7 (19.44%) SABSA
6 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
6 7 (19.44%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) Groovy
4 5 (13.89%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) C
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) COBIT
1 7 (19.44%) COSO
1 7 (19.44%) GDPR
1 7 (19.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) New Relic
2 3 (8.33%) Remedy
2 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (5.56%) PayPal
4 1 (2.78%) Ariba
4 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.78%) BMC
4 1 (2.78%) Concur
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Rackspace