Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 37 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing QA 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.82% 2.57% 2.94%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.39% 23.08% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Watford median daily rate £470 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.29% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £431 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year -38.89% - -

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 33 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.71% 11.14% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 7
Watford median daily rate £400 £500 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +207.69% -40.91%
10th Percentile £260 £219 £105
90th Percentile £526 £590 £305
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +207.69% -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -61.63% +66.99%

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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 21 August 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 21 August 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 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Concur
4 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) ODBC
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis

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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 (15.38%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) gulp
3 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
3 1 (7.69%) JBehave
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) QA Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Service Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Service Transition Manager
1 4 (30.77%) Tester
1 4 (30.77%) Transition Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior QA Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Project Office Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ODBC
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) Dropwizard
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) Hystrix
2 1 (7.69%) React
2 1 (7.69%) Scalatra
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 4 (30.77%) BDD
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) ETL
4 3 (23.08%) Kanban
4 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Java 8
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Concur
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) New Relic
3 1 (7.69%) Sony