Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 89 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -29 +1
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 86 190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.53% 2.89% 4.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.92% 20.14% 33.63%
Number of salaries quoted 32 63 157
Median annual salary £51,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.59% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £24,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £62,500 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

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 185 427 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 13.38% 14.35% 12.25%
Number of salaries quoted 136 304 443
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £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 proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for QA in Hertfordshire

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Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing QA in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +1 7 £62,500 +47.06%
St Albans - 6 £45,000 - 3
Borehamwood +2 5 £45,000 +12.50%
Hemel Hempstead +24 3 £40,000 +25.00%
Bishop's Stortford - 3 £45,000 -
Hatfield +28 2 £61,000 -22.54%
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Games
2 9 (25.71%) C#
2 9 (25.71%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 8 (22.86%) CSS
3 8 (22.86%) Degree
3 8 (22.86%) Azure
4 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (20.00%) Retail
4 7 (20.00%) Web Development
4 7 (20.00%) Subversion
4 7 (20.00%) Sass
4 7 (20.00%) HTML5
4 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 7 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (17.14%) Finance
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
5 6 (17.14%) .NET
5 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.14%) JIRA
6 5 (14.29%) Selenium
6 5 (14.29%) jQuery
6 5 (14.29%) SQL Server

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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 3 (8.57%) Confluence
2 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) CloudBees
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.71%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.71%) SAP BW
4 2 (5.71%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.86%) Big Data
5 1 (2.86%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
5 1 (2.86%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
3 7 (20.00%) Subversion
4 6 (17.14%) JIRA
5 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.29%) Grunt
5 5 (14.29%) gulp
5 5 (14.29%) Mocha
5 5 (14.29%) Selenium
5 5 (14.29%) webpack
6 2 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.71%) Buildbot
6 2 (5.71%) GitLab
6 2 (5.71%) Hudson
6 2 (5.71%) ProC
6 2 (5.71%) PVCS
6 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.71%) Travis CI
7 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.86%) Maven
General
1 9 (25.71%) Games
2 7 (20.00%) Retail
3 6 (17.14%) Finance
4 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (8.57%) .NET Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Azure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Software Architect
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Azure Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.71%) MySQL Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Product Manager
5 2 (5.71%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) CSS
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (20.00%) HTML5
2 7 (20.00%) Sass
3 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 5 (14.29%) Chai
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
4 5 (14.29%) Haml
4 5 (14.29%) Handlebars
4 5 (14.29%) jQuery
4 5 (14.29%) LESS
4 5 (14.29%) Node.js
4 5 (14.29%) Nunjucks
4 5 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (14.29%) React
4 5 (14.29%) REST
4 5 (14.29%) SVG
4 5 (14.29%) Vue.js
5 3 (8.57%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Digital Wallet
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) CentOS
2 2 (5.71%) Debian
2 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (20.00%) Web Development
4 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.29%) BDD
5 5 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 5 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.43%) SDLC
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Critical Thinking
7 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (8.57%) Prototyping
7 3 (8.57%) RAD
7 3 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) C#
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) ES6
3 5 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 4 (11.43%) Java
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.71%) ABAP
6 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.71%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Ansible
1 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.71%) Kibana
2 2 (5.71%) logstash
2 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.71%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) PTC
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) hybris
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk