Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 86 60
Rank change year-on-year -15 -26 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 101 151 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.64% 3.42% 4.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 21.72% 28.07% 29.88%
Number of salaries quoted 95 118 168
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.21% +10.59% -2.30%
10th Percentile £24,600 £31,600 £28,875
90th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 465 538 646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.15% 12.20% 14.41%
Number of salaries quoted 349 440 519
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,975 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018. 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 -6 53 £54,000 +10.77% 2
Hemel Hempstead +28 13 £31,500 -14.86%
St Albans +11 13 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Hatfield -4 4 £58,750 +6.82% 1
Berkhamsted - 4 £25,000 - 1
Borehamwood +13 3 £27,000 -22.86% 4
Bishop's Stortford +3 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Welwyn Garden City -29 2 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Hitchin - 1 £26,000 - 1
Kings Langley - 1 £29,000 -
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT 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 permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 67 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) Test Automation
3 29 (28.71%) Scrum
3 29 (28.71%) SQL
4 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
5 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
6 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
7 24 (23.76%) Software Testing
8 23 (22.77%) Selenium
9 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
10 21 (20.79%) Java
11 19 (18.81%) Test Scripting
12 18 (17.82%) SDLC
13 17 (16.83%) Degree
13 17 (16.83%) HTML
14 16 (15.84%) TDD
15 14 (13.86%) ISTQB
15 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (13.86%) Scenario Testing
16 13 (12.87%) Line Management
16 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
16 13 (12.87%) C#
17 12 (11.88%) JIRA
17 12 (11.88%) WebDriver
17 12 (11.88%) Mentoring
17 12 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 12 (11.88%) Mobile App
17 12 (11.88%) Defect Tracking
17 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
18 11 (10.89%) HTML5

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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 8 (7.92%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (7.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.95%) CMS
2 5 (4.95%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.97%) IIS
3 3 (2.97%) Jetty
3 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) SaaS
2 4 (3.96%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.98%) Force.com
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) SSL
2 2 (1.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) GIS
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (22.77%) Selenium
2 12 (11.88%) JIRA
2 12 (11.88%) WebDriver
3 8 (7.92%) JBehave
4 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.94%) Cucumber
5 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.94%) Zephyr
6 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.96%) Appium
8 3 (2.97%) Gradle
8 3 (2.97%) gulp
8 3 (2.97%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (2.97%) Maven
8 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.98%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.99%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.99%) Subversion
10 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 7 (6.93%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.96%) Romanian Language
3 4 (3.96%) Russian Language
4 3 (2.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (24.75%) Tester
2 22 (21.78%) QA Tester
3 20 (19.80%) QA Engineer
4 16 (15.84%) Developer
5 13 (12.87%) Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) Junior
7 10 (9.90%) Test Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) QA Analyst
9 8 (7.92%) QA Leader
9 8 (7.92%) Software Developer
10 7 (6.93%) Agile Product Owner
10 7 (6.93%) Product Owner
10 7 (6.93%) QA Test Analyst
10 7 (6.93%) Software Engineer
11 6 (5.94%) Data Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Data Migration Analyst
11 6 (5.94%) Data Migration Tester
11 6 (5.94%) Migration Analyst
12 5 (4.95%) Consultant
12 5 (4.95%) QA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.83%) HTML
2 11 (10.89%) HTML5
3 10 (9.90%) .NET
4 9 (8.91%) Web Services
4 9 (8.91%) XML
5 8 (7.92%) J2EE
5 8 (7.92%) JSP
5 8 (7.92%) RESTful
5 8 (7.92%) SOAP
5 8 (7.92%) Spring
5 8 (7.92%) WSDL
5 8 (7.92%) XSD
6 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.94%) jQuery
7 6 (5.94%) ODBC
8 5 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.95%) Gherkin
8 5 (4.95%) React
9 4 (3.96%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.96%) Fintech
3 4 (3.96%) User Experience
4 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) Unix
2 4 (3.96%) Android
2 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) Test Automation
3 29 (28.71%) Scrum
4 25 (24.75%) Software Engineering
5 24 (23.76%) Software Testing
6 19 (18.81%) Test Scripting
7 18 (17.82%) SDLC
8 16 (15.84%) TDD
9 14 (13.86%) Scenario Testing
10 13 (12.87%) Line Management
10 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
11 12 (11.88%) Defect Tracking
11 12 (11.88%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.89%) Test Strategy
13 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (8.91%) BDD
14 9 (8.91%) Regression Testing
14 9 (8.91%) SOA
15 8 (7.92%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) SQL
2 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.79%) Java
4 13 (12.87%) C#
5 8 (7.92%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.95%) Java 8
7 4 (3.96%) Ruby
8 3 (2.97%) ES6
8 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.99%) Python
10 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.99%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) Degree
2 14 (13.86%) ISTQB
3 12 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.95%) ISEB
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.99%) ECDL
6 1 (0.99%) MOS
6 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) PMBOK
1 2 (1.98%) PMO
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) Google
3 5 (4.95%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.99%) Pardot
4 1 (0.99%) Perforce
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Tableau