Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 17 October 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 42 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -4
Contract jobs citing QA 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.63% 2.40% 2.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.00% 18.52% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Watford median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £435 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -17.14% +23.53% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 - -

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 Watford with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 25 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.79% 12.98% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 5
Watford median daily rate £425 £500 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +72.41% +5.45%
10th Percentile £323 £280 £120
90th Percentile £534 £595 £391
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% -66.67% +69.81%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Watford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Watford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Sony
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) gulp
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Service Transition Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Transition Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (16.67%) TM1 Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Dropwizard
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) Hystrix
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) Scalatra
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SOLID
3 1 (16.67%) Source to Pay
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Java 8
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Concur
2 1 (16.67%) New Relic
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Sony