Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 86 92
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +13
Permanent jobs citing QA 98 140 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.37% 3.40% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.21% 26.42% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 84 113 118
Hertfordshire median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £64,750 £54,000
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 485 530 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.74% 12.87% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 379 441 490
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £67,500 £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 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -8 50 £54,000 +13.68% 4
St Albans +4 12 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Bishop's Stortford +6 9 £27,500 +12.24% 1
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 £31,500 -30.00% 4
Welwyn Garden City -36 4 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Borehamwood +15 3 £27,000 -44.90% 2
Hatfield -2 3 £60,000 +23.71% 2
Stevenage -4 3 £37,500 +1.35%
Royston -1 2 £36,250 -3.33% 1
Hitchin - 1 £26,000 -
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East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 28 (28.57%) Selenium
3 28 (28.57%) SQL
4 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
5 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
6 24 (24.49%) Degree
7 22 (22.45%) Software Testing
8 21 (21.43%) C#
9 19 (19.39%) HTML
10 18 (18.37%) Scrum
11 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
11 16 (16.33%) .NET
11 16 (16.33%) Test Strategy
11 16 (16.33%) SDLC
12 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
12 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
13 14 (14.29%) Java
14 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET
14 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
15 11 (11.22%) WebDriver
15 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
15 11 (11.22%) Retail
16 10 (10.20%) TDD
16 10 (10.20%) Web Services
16 10 (10.20%) E-Commerce
17 9 (9.18%) Project Management
17 9 (9.18%) Finance
17 9 (9.18%) Mentoring

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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 5 (5.10%) CMS
1 5 (5.10%) EPiServer
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.06%) IIS
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.02%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) SaaS
2 3 (3.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (3.06%) Asana
3 2 (2.04%) Force.com
3 2 (2.04%) Office 365
3 2 (2.04%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) SSL
2 2 (2.04%) Network Security
3 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.04%) DB2
4 2 (2.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (28.57%) Selenium
2 11 (11.22%) WebDriver
3 7 (7.14%) JIRA
4 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.04%) JUnit
8 2 (2.04%) Maven
8 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.02%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.02%) Capybara
9 1 (1.02%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.02%) JBehave
9 1 (1.02%) JMeter
9 1 (1.02%) PeopleTools
9 1 (1.02%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.22%) Retail
2 9 (9.18%) Finance
3 7 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (4.08%) Romanian Language
4 4 (4.08%) Russian Language
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
6 2 (2.04%) Advertising
6 2 (2.04%) Games
6 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.02%) Billing
7 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Analyst
2 20 (20.41%) Developer
3 16 (16.33%) QA Analyst
4 15 (15.31%) Tester
5 13 (13.27%) Test Analyst
6 11 (11.22%) .NET Developer
6 11 (11.22%) QA Tester
7 10 (10.20%) Software Developer
8 9 (9.18%) QA Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Developer
9 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Consultant
10 7 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.12%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.12%) QA Leader
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Developer
12 5 (5.10%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) HTML
2 16 (16.33%) .NET
3 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET
4 10 (10.20%) Web Services
5 7 (7.14%) RESTful
5 7 (7.14%) Spring
6 6 (6.12%) CSS
6 6 (6.12%) SOAP
7 5 (5.10%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.10%) HTML5
7 5 (5.10%) J2EE
7 5 (5.10%) JSP
7 5 (5.10%) WPF
7 5 (5.10%) WSDL
7 5 (5.10%) XML
7 5 (5.10%) XSD
8 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.06%) jQuery
9 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.14%) User Experience
4 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.06%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.08%) Linux
1 4 (4.08%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) AIX
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Automation
3 22 (22.45%) Software Testing
4 18 (18.37%) Scrum
5 16 (16.33%) SDLC
5 16 (16.33%) Test Strategy
6 15 (15.31%) Software Engineering
6 15 (15.31%) Test Scripting
7 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
8 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
9 10 (10.20%) E-Commerce
9 10 (10.20%) TDD
10 9 (9.18%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (9.18%) Mathematics
10 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
10 9 (9.18%) Project Management
11 8 (8.16%) BDD
11 8 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (7.14%) OOP
12 7 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 21 (21.43%) C#
3 16 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.06%) C++
8 2 (2.04%) Java 8
8 2 (2.04%) Python
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.04%) VBScript
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) Groovy
9 1 (1.02%) Ruby
9 1 (1.02%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) Degree
2 9 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (9.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (8.16%) ISEB
4 7 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.04%) PMP
6 1 (1.02%) ECDL
6 1 (1.02%) MOS
6 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.04%) PMBOK
1 2 (2.04%) PMO
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.04%) BitLocker
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.04%) XenApp
1 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.16%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.06%) Adobe
4 3 (3.06%) Google
5 2 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (1.02%) Pardot
6 1 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.02%) Perforce