Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 57 67
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 213 206 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.37% 4.51% 3.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.54% 34.86% 26.18%
Number of salaries quoted 170 188 144
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.30% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 635 591 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.01% 12.94% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 515 504 501
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £73,500
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 February 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 23 February 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 +16 87 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Hatfield +18 29 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Stevenage +1 16 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Welwyn Garden City -10 12 £45,000 +20.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 10 £36,250 - 2
Hertford - 6 £57,500 -
Harpenden -15 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Hemel Hempstead -16 4 £40,000 +23.08% 7
St Albans -19 4 - - 1
Potters Bar -4 3 £41,500 -18.23%
Borehamwood - 2 £35,000 - 1
Tring - 1 - -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 136 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (44.60%) Test Automation
3 72 (33.80%) Java
4 58 (27.23%) Scrum
5 57 (26.76%) JavaScript
6 55 (25.82%) Selenium
7 52 (24.41%) SDLC
8 51 (23.94%) TDD
9 50 (23.47%) SQL
10 44 (20.66%) Software Engineering
11 43 (20.19%) HTML
12 42 (19.72%) WebDriver
13 40 (18.78%) BDD
14 39 (18.31%) Git (software)
15 37 (17.37%) Degree
16 36 (16.90%) Manual Testing
17 33 (15.49%) JIRA
17 33 (15.49%) SQL Server
18 32 (15.02%) Test Strategy
19 31 (14.55%) RESTful
19 31 (14.55%) Software Testing
20 29 (13.62%) JUnit
20 29 (13.62%) JBehave
21 27 (12.68%) C#
22 26 (12.21%) ISTQB
23 25 (11.74%) Finance
24 24 (11.27%) XML
24 24 (11.27%) Mathematics
24 24 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
25 23 (10.80%) Test Scripting

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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 9 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
1 9 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.94%) Apache
5 2 (0.94%) IIS
5 2 (0.94%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (2.35%) InDesign
1 5 (2.35%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) InVision
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.04%) SaaS
2 7 (3.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (2.82%) Asana
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) AdWords
6 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.47%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) SSL
2 5 (2.35%) Skype
3 2 (0.94%) Firewall
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
4 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.63%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.23%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.88%) DB2
7 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.94%) MySQL
8 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) GIS
9 1 (0.47%) MS Access
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (25.82%) Selenium
2 42 (19.72%) WebDriver
3 39 (18.31%) Git (software)
4 33 (15.49%) JIRA
5 29 (13.62%) JBehave
5 29 (13.62%) JUnit
6 19 (8.92%) Maven
7 13 (6.10%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.63%) Jenkins
9 9 (4.23%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.23%) SpecFlow
10 8 (3.76%) gulp
10 8 (3.76%) Karma Test Runner
10 8 (3.76%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.82%) Bitbucket
11 6 (2.82%) jMock
12 5 (2.35%) Zephyr
13 4 (1.88%) Appium
13 4 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.41%) Chocolatey
General
1 25 (11.74%) Finance
2 14 (6.57%) Retail
3 8 (3.76%) Marketing
3 8 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (3.29%) Games
5 5 (2.35%) Publishing
6 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (26.76%) Analyst
2 51 (23.94%) Developer
3 43 (20.19%) Test Analyst
4 32 (15.02%) Tester
5 28 (13.15%) QA Engineer
6 22 (10.33%) QA Analyst
7 21 (9.86%) QA Tester
8 20 (9.39%) Software Developer
9 18 (8.45%) QA Test Analyst
9 18 (8.45%) Test Engineer
10 17 (7.98%) Software Analyst
10 17 (7.98%) Software Test Analyst
11 15 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (6.10%) QA Test Engineer
12 13 (6.10%) Senior Developer
13 12 (5.63%) Author
13 12 (5.63%) Java Engineer
13 12 (5.63%) Software Engineer
13 12 (5.63%) Technical Author
14 10 (4.69%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.19%) HTML
2 31 (14.55%) RESTful
3 24 (11.27%) XML
4 23 (10.80%) HTML5
5 20 (9.39%) Web Services
6 19 (8.92%) .NET
6 19 (8.92%) Spring
7 18 (8.45%) AngularJS
7 18 (8.45%) CSS
8 17 (7.98%) SOAP
9 16 (7.51%) React
10 13 (6.10%) jQuery
10 13 (6.10%) Node.js
11 9 (4.23%) J2EE
11 9 (4.23%) JSP
11 9 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (4.23%) WSDL
11 9 (4.23%) XSD
12 8 (3.76%) D3.js
12 8 (3.76%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (10.33%) User Experience
2 15 (7.04%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.82%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.35%) Life Science
5 5 (2.35%) NHS
5 5 (2.35%) Online Games
6 3 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) EPoS
7 2 (0.94%) PMI
7 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) RIA
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.04%) Android
1 15 (7.04%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.29%) Linux
3 6 (2.82%) Unix
4 4 (1.88%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (44.60%) Test Automation
3 58 (27.23%) Scrum
4 52 (24.41%) SDLC
5 51 (23.94%) TDD
6 44 (20.66%) Software Engineering
7 40 (18.78%) BDD
8 36 (16.90%) Manual Testing
9 32 (15.02%) Test Strategy
10 31 (14.55%) Software Testing
11 24 (11.27%) Mathematics
11 24 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 23 (10.80%) Test Scripting
13 18 (8.45%) Functional Testing
14 17 (7.98%) OOP
15 16 (7.51%) QA Automation
16 14 (6.57%) Regression Testing
17 13 (6.10%) OO
17 13 (6.10%) SOA
18 12 (5.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (33.80%) Java
2 57 (26.76%) JavaScript
3 50 (23.47%) SQL
4 27 (12.68%) C#
5 19 (8.92%) Python
6 11 (5.16%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.23%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.76%) ES6
8 8 (3.76%) Groovy
9 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.35%) VB
9 5 (2.35%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.35%) VB6
10 3 (1.41%) Ruby
11 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.94%) PHP
11 2 (0.94%) Scala
12 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (17.37%) Degree
2 26 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.04%) ISEB
4 13 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (0.94%) PCI DSS
1 2 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) GDPR
2 1 (0.47%) PMO
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Nagios
2 2 (0.94%) Nessus
2 2 (0.94%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (8.45%) Microsoft
1 18 (8.45%) Oracle
2 8 (3.76%) Google
3 7 (3.29%) Adobe
3 7 (3.29%) SAP
4 4 (1.88%) JD Edwards
5 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.94%) Sophos
5 2 (0.94%) VMware
6 1 (0.47%) DoubleClick
6 1 (0.47%) F5
6 1 (0.47%) Facebook
6 1 (0.47%) HP
6 1 (0.47%) IBM
6 1 (0.47%) JDA
6 1 (0.47%) Monetate
6 1 (0.47%) Optimizely
6 1 (0.47%) Qubit
6 1 (0.47%) Telerik