Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 111 85
Rank change year-on-year +43 -26 +2
Permanent jobs citing QA 94 98 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.65% 2.36% 3.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.71% 20.55% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 74 84 112
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,125 £64,875
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 414 477 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.08% 11.49% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 281 370 439
Hertfordshire median annual salary £48,000 £51,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.34% +13.89% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £78,750 £66,250
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 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +11 40 £42,500 -21.30% 6
Welwyn Garden City +37 15 £28,500 -24.00% 2
Stevenage +19 10 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Hemel Hempstead -2 5 £32,000 +1.59% 4
Hitchin 0 4 £45,000 +73.08% 1
Letchworth - 4 £28,000 -
Hatfield +32 2 £71,250 +18.75%
St Albans +8 1 £77,500 +72.22%
Hertford - 1 £42,500 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.43%) SQL
3 36 (38.30%) Test Automation
4 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
5 30 (31.91%) JIRA
6 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
6 26 (27.66%) TDD
7 24 (25.53%) Scrum
7 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
7 24 (25.53%) Test Scripting
8 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
8 23 (24.47%) DevOps
9 22 (23.40%) .NET
9 22 (23.40%) Migration
9 22 (23.40%) Azure
10 21 (22.34%) BDD
11 20 (21.28%) Data Migration
11 20 (21.28%) Data Modelling
11 20 (21.28%) ETL
11 20 (21.28%) Zephyr
11 20 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (21.28%) Scenario Testing
11 20 (21.28%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 17 (18.09%) Java
13 16 (17.02%) Retail
14 14 (14.89%) Git (software)
15 13 (13.83%) C#
16 12 (12.77%) Relational Database
17 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
18 10 (10.64%) Kanban

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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 (3.19%) Confluence
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) FastStats
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.06%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.40%) Azure
2 5 (5.32%) SaaS
3 4 (4.26%) Responsys
4 3 (3.19%) BrowserStack
4 3 (3.19%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.06%) AWS
5 1 (1.06%) GCP
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) Wireless
4 1 (1.06%) BGP
4 1 (1.06%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.06%) HSRP
4 1 (1.06%) MPLS
4 1 (1.06%) Multicast
4 1 (1.06%) Network Security
4 1 (1.06%) OSPF
4 1 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.06%) VLAN
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.77%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.51%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.32%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (4.26%) Data Mining
6 4 (4.26%) MS Access
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.06%) Big Data
8 1 (1.06%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.06%) MySQL
8 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (31.91%) JIRA
2 20 (21.28%) Zephyr
3 14 (14.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (8.51%) Moq
4 8 (8.51%) MSTest
4 8 (8.51%) NUnit
4 8 (8.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (8.51%) Selenium
4 8 (8.51%) SpecFlow
4 8 (8.51%) xUnit.net
5 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.32%) JMeter
5 5 (5.32%) Ranorex
5 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 5 (5.32%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.19%) Appium
6 3 (3.19%) JUnit
6 3 (3.19%) Robot Framework
7 2 (2.13%) Calabash
General
1 16 (17.02%) Retail
2 7 (7.45%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.13%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Games
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (40.43%) Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) QA Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) QA Test Analyst
2 25 (26.60%) Test Analyst
3 23 (24.47%) Tester
4 22 (23.40%) QA Tester
5 20 (21.28%) Data Analyst
5 20 (21.28%) Data Migration Analyst
5 20 (21.28%) Data Migration Tester
5 20 (21.28%) Migration Analyst
6 13 (13.83%) Developer
6 13 (13.83%) Senior Developer
7 12 (12.77%) QA Engineer
8 11 (11.70%) Software Analyst
9 9 (9.57%) SQL Analyst
10 8 (8.51%) Agile Developer
10 8 (8.51%) Business Analyst
10 8 (8.51%) Senior Agile Developer
11 5 (5.32%) Software Test Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) .NET
2 10 (10.64%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.51%) .NET Core
3 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (8.51%) Ninject
3 8 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (8.51%) RESTful
3 8 (8.51%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (6.38%) CSS
4 6 (6.38%) HTML
5 5 (5.32%) HTML5
6 4 (4.26%) React
7 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.13%) jQuery
9 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.06%) JSON
9 1 (1.06%) Node.js
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Cyberattack
4 3 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.06%) FMCG
6 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) Online Games
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Android
3 4 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.19%) Unix
5 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.13%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.30%) Test Automation
3 26 (27.66%) TDD
4 24 (25.53%) Scrum
4 24 (25.53%) Test Scripting
5 23 (24.47%) DevOps
6 22 (23.40%) Migration
7 21 (22.34%) BDD
8 20 (21.28%) Data Migration
8 20 (21.28%) Data Modelling
8 20 (21.28%) ETL
8 20 (21.28%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 20 (21.28%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Kanban
9 10 (10.64%) SDLC
10 9 (9.57%) CRM
10 9 (9.57%) Microservices
10 9 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.57%) SOA
11 8 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) SQL
2 17 (18.09%) Java
3 13 (13.83%) C#
4 7 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.19%) Python
5 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (1.06%) C
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 23 (24.47%) ISTQB
3 20 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.64%) ISEB
6 9 (9.57%) Degree
7 3 (3.19%) CCDP
7 3 (3.19%) CCIE
7 3 (3.19%) CCNP
7 3 (3.19%) CEH
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.19%) CISM
7 3 (3.19%) CISSP
7 3 (3.19%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (3.19%) GIAC
7 3 (3.19%) GSEC
7 3 (3.19%) ISSAP
7 3 (3.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (9.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle
3 5 (5.32%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco
4 2 (2.13%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Remedy
4 2 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (1.06%) Aruba
5 1 (1.06%) F5
5 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.06%) Juniper
5 1 (1.06%) Meraki
5 1 (1.06%) MikroTik
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat