Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 24
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 +10
Contract jobs citing QA 7 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.59% 2.44% 5.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 15.56% 50.00% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Watford median daily rate £525 - £475
10th Percentile £230 - £463
90th Percentile £538 - £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 45 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.20% 4.88% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 8
Watford median daily rate £525 £305 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.13% +25.77% -19.17%
10th Percentile £298 £184 £108
90th Percentile £600 £402 £521
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £331
% change year-on-year +3.13% +20.75% -9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £40.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -66.67% +109.06% +2.50%

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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 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Groovy
4 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
4 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 3 (42.86%) Grunt
4 3 (42.86%) Play Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Scalatra
4 3 (42.86%) New Relic
4 3 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5

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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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Grunt
1 3 (42.86%) gulp
1 3 (42.86%) IntelliJ
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
1 3 (42.86%) CSS
1 3 (42.86%) Dropwizard
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) HTML5
1 3 (42.86%) Hystrix
1 3 (42.86%) Play Framework
1 3 (42.86%) React
1 3 (42.86%) Scalatra
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
1 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (42.86%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (42.86%) Front End Development
4 3 (42.86%) Microservices
4 3 (42.86%) MVC
4 3 (42.86%) Pair Programming
4 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
4 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) SOLID
4 3 (42.86%) Web Application Development
4 3 (42.86%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Groovy
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) New Relic
2 1 (14.29%) Ariba
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) SAP