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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 87 98
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11  
Permanent jobs citing QA 80 63 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.81% 2.72% 2.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 27.68% 20.72% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 67 48 44
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,250 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £59,500 £50,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.93%  

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 289 304 364
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 13.77% 13.15% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 243 234 240
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +9.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

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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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +17 46 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Welwyn Garden City +5 7 - - 2
Letchworth - 7 £32,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -9 3 £50,000 +100.00%
Borehamwood -13 3 £49,000 +40.00%
Stevenage +14 1 £31,500 -
Royston +5 1 £37,500 -
St Albans 0 1 £35,000 -30.00%
Hatfield -8 1 £44,500 -6.31%
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £24,500 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 132 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (68.39%) Test Automation
3 92 (52.87%) Selenium
4 80 (45.98%) Java
5 78 (44.83%) BDD
6 75 (43.10%) Scrum
7 68 (39.08%) TDD
8 65 (37.36%) JIRA
9 62 (35.63%) WebDriver
10 57 (32.76%) Finance
11 56 (32.18%) Cucumber
12 48 (27.59%) Test Strategy
13 47 (27.01%) Gherkin
13 47 (27.01%) Software Testing
14 45 (25.86%) SQL
15 39 (22.41%) Test Scripting
16 34 (19.54%) RESTful
17 32 (18.39%) Git (software)
17 32 (18.39%) ATDD
18 30 (17.24%) Software Engineering
18 30 (17.24%) C#
19 29 (16.67%) JBehave
20 27 (15.52%) Manual Testing
21 26 (14.94%) JUnit
21 26 (14.94%) Regression Testing
21 26 (14.94%) SDET
22 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
23 24 (13.79%) Maven
23 24 (13.79%) Linux
23 24 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery

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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 21 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 17 (9.77%) Confluence
3 5 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.75%) SaaS
2 6 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.15%) GitHub
4 2 (1.15%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.72%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (1.72%) GPRS
2 3 (1.72%) GSM
2 3 (1.72%) LTE
2 3 (1.72%) UMTS
2 3 (1.72%) VoLTE
2 3 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.57%) LAN
3 1 (0.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.15%) QlikView
4 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 92 (52.87%) Selenium
2 65 (37.36%) JIRA
3 62 (35.63%) WebDriver
4 56 (32.18%) Cucumber
5 32 (18.39%) Git (software)
6 29 (16.67%) JBehave
7 26 (14.94%) JUnit
8 24 (13.79%) Maven
9 20 (11.49%) Jenkins
10 16 (9.20%) SoapUI
11 12 (6.90%) HP UFT
12 11 (6.32%) Visual Studio
13 10 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (5.17%) SpecFlow
15 8 (4.60%) JMeter
16 6 (3.45%) LoadRunner
16 6 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (3.45%) TeamCity
17 5 (2.87%) Gradle
17 5 (2.87%) Robot Framework
General
1 57 (32.76%) Finance
2 8 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (2.87%) Retail
3 5 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Games
4 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.57%) Legal
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (26.44%) Analyst
1 46 (26.44%) Test Analyst
2 34 (19.54%) Developer
3 33 (18.97%) Tester
4 27 (15.52%) QA Tester
5 23 (13.22%) Java Developer
5 23 (13.22%) QA Engineer
6 18 (10.34%) QA Automation Engineer
7 17 (9.77%) Java Engineer
7 17 (9.77%) Test Engineer
8 16 (9.20%) Automation Test Analyst
8 16 (9.20%) Developer in Test
8 16 (9.20%) QA Leader
9 15 (8.62%) Test Manager
10 14 (8.05%) QA Manager
11 13 (7.47%) QA Analyst
11 13 (7.47%) QA Test Analyst
11 13 (7.47%) Software Developer
11 13 (7.47%) Test Automation Engineer
12 11 (6.32%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.01%) Gherkin
2 34 (19.54%) RESTful
3 22 (12.64%) XML
4 20 (11.49%) Spring
5 18 (10.34%) Web Services
6 15 (8.62%) .NET
6 15 (8.62%) Hibernate
7 11 (6.32%) REST
8 10 (5.75%) HTML
9 7 (4.02%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.87%) Sass
11 4 (2.30%) CSS
11 4 (2.30%) JAX-RS
11 4 (2.30%) Reactive Extensions
12 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
12 3 (1.72%) jQuery
12 3 (1.72%) JSON
12 3 (1.72%) WCF
12 3 (1.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) RIA
2 7 (4.02%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.87%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.87%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.87%) Fintech
4 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.15%) NHS
5 2 (1.15%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) PMI
6 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.79%) Linux
2 19 (10.92%) Windows
3 17 (9.77%) Unix
4 6 (3.45%) Android
4 6 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (68.39%) Test Automation
3 78 (44.83%) BDD
4 75 (43.10%) Scrum
5 68 (39.08%) TDD
6 48 (27.59%) Test Strategy
7 47 (27.01%) Software Testing
8 39 (22.41%) Test Scripting
9 32 (18.39%) ATDD
10 30 (17.24%) Software Engineering
11 27 (15.52%) Manual Testing
12 26 (14.94%) Regression Testing
12 26 (14.94%) SDET
13 24 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (12.07%) Kanban
16 19 (10.92%) SDLC
17 17 (9.77%) Functional Testing
17 17 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
18 16 (9.20%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (45.98%) Java
2 45 (25.86%) SQL
3 30 (17.24%) C#
4 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.90%) Python
6 10 (5.75%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.02%) VB
8 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.87%) Clojure
9 5 (2.87%) F#
9 5 (2.87%) Go
9 5 (2.87%) Rust
10 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (14.37%) ISTQB
2 13 (7.47%) Degree
3 9 (5.17%) ISEB
4 6 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.57%) CSQA
6 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.02%) PMO
2 5 (2.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.15%) Docker
2 2 (1.15%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (4.02%) Ansible
3 7 (4.02%) Puppet
4 2 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.92%) Oracle
3 15 (8.62%) Atlassian
4 9 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (1.72%) VMware
6 2 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.15%) Siebel
6 2 (1.15%) Splunk
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe
7 1 (0.57%) Cognos
7 1 (0.57%) Google
7 1 (0.57%) Monetate
7 1 (0.57%) New Relic
7 1 (0.57%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.57%) Qubit
7 1 (0.57%) Tableau
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