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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 49 66 68
Rank change year-on-year +17 +2  
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 97 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.47% 3.78% 4.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 36.16% 24.13% 27.62%
Number of salaries quoted 90 66 73
Median salary £45,000 £44,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +0.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 271 402 344
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 12.37% 15.66% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 227 275 258
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,000 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £83,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +10 41 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Harpenden +10 17 £45,000 -18.18%
Potters Bar - 8 £50,750 -
Stevenage - 6 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -3 4 £33,000 -23.25% 1
St Albans -7 3 £62,500 -40.47%
Letchworth - 3 £33,500 - 1
Borehamwood -2 1 £47,500 - 2
Hoddesdon - 1 £35,000 -
QA
East of England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 169 (80.09%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (53.08%) Selenium
3 85 (40.28%) Scrum
4 72 (34.12%) Software Testing
5 68 (32.23%) Finance
6 67 (31.75%) Java
6 67 (31.75%) WebDriver
7 65 (30.81%) BDD
8 62 (29.38%) Automation Testing
9 60 (28.44%) SQL
10 57 (27.01%) TDD
11 56 (26.54%) ISTQB
12 53 (25.12%) C#
13 50 (23.70%) JIRA
14 49 (23.22%) Test Strategy
15 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
16 42 (19.91%) Functional Testing
17 40 (18.96%) Cucumber
17 40 (18.96%) Test Scripting
18 39 (18.48%) Test Automation
19 33 (15.64%) Regression Testing
20 32 (15.17%) Unix
20 32 (15.17%) Linux
21 30 (14.22%) ISEB
21 30 (14.22%) HP UFT
21 30 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
21 30 (14.22%) Gherkin
22 29 (13.74%) RESTful
22 29 (13.74%) Git (software)
23 28 (13.27%) Automated Testing

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Top Related 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 19 (9.00%) Tomcat
2 18 (8.53%) Confluence
3 7 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.37%) IIS
5 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.00%) SaaS
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) Internet
2 4 (1.90%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.47%) GPRS
3 1 (0.47%) GSM
3 1 (0.47%) LTE
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) UMTS
3 1 (0.47%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.42%) Big Data
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.47%) QlikView
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 112 (53.08%) Selenium
2 67 (31.75%) WebDriver
3 50 (23.70%) JIRA
4 40 (18.96%) Cucumber
5 30 (14.22%) HP UFT
6 29 (13.74%) Git (software)
7 22 (10.43%) JUnit
8 18 (8.53%) JBehave
9 17 (8.06%) Jenkins
9 17 (8.06%) Maven
9 17 (8.06%) SoapUI
10 14 (6.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (4.74%) Robot Framework
11 10 (4.74%) SpecFlow
11 10 (4.74%) Subversion
12 9 (4.27%) TeamCity
13 8 (3.79%) Visual Studio
14 7 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (1.90%) Zephyr
General
1 68 (32.23%) Finance
2 8 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (3.79%) Retail
3 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.95%) Advertising
4 2 (0.95%) Marketing
5 1 (0.47%) Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (39.81%) Analyst
2 78 (36.97%) Test Analyst
3 39 (18.48%) Developer
4 24 (11.37%) QA Leader
5 23 (10.90%) QA Analyst
6 22 (10.43%) QA Test Analyst
6 22 (10.43%) Test Engineer
7 20 (9.48%) .NET Developer
7 20 (9.48%) Test Automation Engineer
8 19 (9.00%) Tester
9 17 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
10 16 (7.58%) QA Manager
10 16 (7.58%) Team Leader
11 14 (6.64%) QA Team Leader
12 13 (6.16%) QA Tester
12 13 (6.16%) Test Manager
13 12 (5.69%) Software Developer
14 11 (5.21%) Java Developer
14 11 (5.21%) Test Leader
15 10 (4.74%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.22%) Gherkin
2 29 (13.74%) RESTful
3 27 (12.80%) .NET
4 21 (9.95%) XML
5 19 (9.00%) HTML
6 18 (8.53%) AngularJS
6 18 (8.53%) Spring
7 17 (8.06%) Hibernate
8 12 (5.69%) ASP.NET
8 12 (5.69%) CSS
8 12 (5.69%) Sass
9 11 (5.21%) jQuery
10 10 (4.74%) REST
11 8 (3.79%) Web Services
12 7 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.32%) JSON
12 7 (3.32%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (3.32%) Node.js
12 7 (3.32%) WCF
13 6 (2.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.37%) RIA
2 5 (2.37%) Smartphone
3 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.95%) Fintech
4 2 (0.95%) User Experience
5 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.17%) Linux
1 32 (15.17%) Unix
2 11 (5.21%) Windows
3 3 (1.42%) Android
3 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (80.09%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (40.28%) Scrum
3 72 (34.12%) Software Testing
4 65 (30.81%) BDD
5 62 (29.38%) Automation Testing
6 57 (27.01%) TDD
7 49 (23.22%) Test Strategy
8 42 (19.91%) Functional Testing
9 40 (18.96%) Test Scripting
10 39 (18.48%) Test Automation
11 33 (15.64%) Regression Testing
12 30 (14.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (13.27%) Automated Testing
14 26 (12.32%) Manual Testing
15 21 (9.95%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (9.95%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (9.00%) ATDD
16 19 (9.00%) Kanban
16 19 (9.00%) System Integration Testing
17 18 (8.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.75%) Java
2 60 (28.44%) SQL
3 53 (25.12%) C#
4 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
5 26 (12.32%) Python
6 15 (7.11%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.69%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.27%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.32%) VB
10 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.37%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.95%) Ruby
14 1 (0.47%) Perl
14 1 (0.47%) PHP
14 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (26.54%) ISTQB
2 30 (14.22%) ISEB
3 21 (9.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (8.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) SDET
2 9 (4.27%) PMO
3 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.95%) Puppet
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.06%) Atlassian
3 13 (6.16%) Oracle
4 7 (3.32%) HP
5 2 (0.95%) Google
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe
6 1 (0.47%) BMC
6 1 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.47%) hybris
6 1 (0.47%) Monetate
6 1 (0.47%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.47%) Qubit
6 1 (0.47%) Remedy
6 1 (0.47%) Tableau
6 1 (0.47%) VMware
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