Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 66 89
Rank change year-on-year -22 +23 +5
Permanent jobs citing QA 146 184 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.32% 4.11% 3.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.12% 27.67% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 115 156 126
Hertfordshire median annual salary £46,000 £43,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.98% - +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £56,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 559 665 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.69% 14.86% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 467 522 468
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,900 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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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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Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Hertfordshire

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Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +2 51 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Hatfield -7 14 £55,000 -18.52% 1
Stevenage -1 11 £37,000 -7.50%
Welwyn Garden City -9 10 £45,000 +20.00%
St Albans -10 10 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Bishop's Stortford - 8 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 6 £37,000 +5.71%
Hertford - 6 £57,500 - 1
Potters Bar - 3 £41,500 -
Harpenden -2 2 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Royston +3 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Letchworth +1 1 - -
Borehamwood -14 1 £35,000 +27.27%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 99 (67.81%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (50.68%) Test Automation
3 61 (41.78%) Java
4 58 (39.73%) BDD
5 57 (39.04%) Selenium
6 53 (36.30%) TDD
7 48 (32.88%) Scrum
8 42 (28.77%) SQL
9 41 (28.08%) JavaScript
10 38 (26.03%) SDLC
11 35 (23.97%) Software Engineering
12 34 (23.29%) RESTful
13 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
14 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
15 30 (20.55%) WebDriver
16 29 (19.86%) Degree
16 29 (19.86%) C#
16 29 (19.86%) Cucumber
17 26 (17.81%) Test Strategy
17 26 (17.81%) Gherkin
17 26 (17.81%) SDET
17 26 (17.81%) XML
17 26 (17.81%) Finance
18 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
19 23 (15.75%) Web Services
19 23 (15.75%) HTML
19 23 (15.75%) .NET
19 23 (15.75%) JUnit
20 21 (14.38%) JBehave
20 21 (14.38%) JIRA

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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 6 (4.11%) Confluence
1 6 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (1.37%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) SaaS
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.37%) Responsys
5 1 (0.68%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) Internet
2 2 (1.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.74%) DB2
4 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.05%) MS Access
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) QlikView
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (39.04%) Selenium
2 31 (21.23%) Git (software)
3 30 (20.55%) WebDriver
4 29 (19.86%) Cucumber
5 23 (15.75%) JUnit
6 21 (14.38%) JBehave
6 21 (14.38%) JIRA
7 18 (12.33%) Jenkins
8 16 (10.96%) Maven
9 15 (10.27%) SpecFlow
10 10 (6.85%) Bitbucket
10 10 (6.85%) jMock
11 7 (4.79%) SoapUI
11 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (4.79%) TeamCity
12 6 (4.11%) Chocolatey
12 6 (4.11%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.05%) Ant
13 3 (2.05%) Gradle
13 3 (2.05%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (17.81%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Marketing
4 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Games
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 42 (28.77%) Developer
2 31 (21.23%) Analyst
3 25 (17.12%) QA Engineer
4 21 (14.38%) Java Developer
5 19 (13.01%) Java Engineer
6 17 (11.64%) Test Analyst
7 15 (10.27%) Tester
8 14 (9.59%) Test Engineer
9 13 (8.90%) Senior Developer
9 13 (8.90%) Software Developer
10 11 (7.53%) Software Engineer
10 11 (7.53%) Test Automation Engineer
11 10 (6.85%) Junior
11 10 (6.85%) Software Test Engineer
12 9 (6.16%) QA Analyst
12 9 (6.16%) QA Automation Engineer
13 8 (5.48%) Developer in Test
13 8 (5.48%) QA Tester
14 7 (4.79%) Java Software Engineer
14 7 (4.79%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (23.29%) RESTful
2 26 (17.81%) Gherkin
2 26 (17.81%) XML
3 23 (15.75%) .NET
3 23 (15.75%) HTML
3 23 (15.75%) Web Services
4 12 (8.22%) Spring
5 11 (7.53%) AngularJS
5 11 (7.53%) CSS
6 10 (6.85%) HTML5
6 10 (6.85%) JAX-RS
6 10 (6.85%) REST
7 9 (6.16%) JSON
8 8 (5.48%) React
9 7 (4.79%) SOAP
10 6 (4.11%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (4.11%) Sass
11 5 (3.42%) XML Messaging
12 4 (2.74%) Ajax
12 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.85%) RIA
3 5 (3.42%) Life Science
4 4 (2.74%) User Experience
5 3 (2.05%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.05%) NHS
6 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.37%) EPoS
6 2 (1.37%) Fintech
6 2 (1.37%) Online Games
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.05%) Windows
2 2 (1.37%) Android
2 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (67.81%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (50.68%) Test Automation
3 58 (39.73%) BDD
4 53 (36.30%) TDD
5 48 (32.88%) Scrum
6 38 (26.03%) SDLC
7 35 (23.97%) Software Engineering
8 26 (17.81%) SDET
8 26 (17.81%) Test Strategy
9 24 (16.44%) Manual Testing
10 20 (13.70%) Test Scripting
11 19 (13.01%) API Testing
11 19 (13.01%) Product Management
12 18 (12.33%) OOP
13 16 (10.96%) Mathematics
13 16 (10.96%) Software Testing
14 15 (10.27%) ATDD
14 15 (10.27%) QA Automation
15 11 (7.53%) Collaborative Working
15 11 (7.53%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (41.78%) Java
2 42 (28.77%) SQL
3 41 (28.08%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.86%) C#
5 12 (8.22%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.22%) T-SQL
6 10 (6.85%) VB
7 9 (6.16%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.16%) VB6
8 8 (5.48%) Python
9 3 (2.05%) Clojure
9 3 (2.05%) F#
9 3 (2.05%) Go
9 3 (2.05%) Rust
10 2 (1.37%) Groovy
10 2 (1.37%) Ruby
11 1 (0.68%) ES6
11 1 (0.68%) VBA
11 1 (0.68%) VBScript
11 1 (0.68%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Degree
2 11 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.16%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.05%) ISEB
4 3 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) MBA
6 1 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.05%) Ansible
2 3 (2.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (10.27%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) Oracle
3 6 (4.11%) SAP
4 4 (2.74%) JD Edwards
5 3 (2.05%) Google
6 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos
6 1 (0.68%) Facebook
6 1 (0.68%) JDA
6 1 (0.68%) Telerik