Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 -10
Contract jobs citing QA 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.06% 1.85% 2.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.11% 18.60% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Watford median daily rate £490 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £367 £241 £413
90th Percentile £544 £538 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £463 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -11.90% +31.25% +2.56%
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 36 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.52% 9.93% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 5
Watford median daily rate £425 £525 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +64.06% -28.89%
10th Percentile £338 £317 £242
90th Percentile £550 £600 £438
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £419
% change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% +15.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Watford median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -29.41% -52.78% +109.06%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Watford over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 13 December 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 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (25.00%) Java 8
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Sony
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Grunt
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) PMO Coordinator
1 1 (25.00%) PMO Lead
1 1 (25.00%) PMO Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Project Office Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior PMO
1 1 (25.00%) Senior PMO Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Dropwizard
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) Hystrix
1 1 (25.00%) React
1 1 (25.00%) Scalatra
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Java 8
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) New Relic
1 1 (25.00%) Sony