Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 66 80
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 +16
Permanent jobs citing QA 183 177 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.02% 4.16% 3.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.15% 31.78% 22.86%
Number of salaries quoted 151 157 119
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £26,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £70,000
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 552 557 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.13% 13.08% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 441 471 513
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +12 96 £45,000 - 2
Hatfield 0 14 £55,000 +23.60% 1
Stevenage -5 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Welwyn Garden City -27 11 £35,500 - 1
Bishop's Stortford +5 10 £27,500 +12.24% 2
St Albans -1 9 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 7 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Royston +2 2 £36,250 -3.33%
Harpenden -9 2 £45,000 -
Borehamwood +13 1 £42,500 -13.27%
Rickmansworth - 1 £52,500 -
Tring - 1 - -
QA
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.17%) Test Automation
3 52 (28.42%) HTML
3 52 (28.42%) Java
3 52 (28.42%) JavaScript
4 46 (25.14%) SQL
5 45 (24.59%) Scrum
6 37 (20.22%) Selenium
7 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
7 31 (16.94%) TDD
7 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
7 31 (16.94%) WebDriver
7 31 (16.94%) Test Strategy
7 31 (16.94%) SDLC
8 30 (16.39%) C#
9 29 (15.85%) HTML5
10 27 (14.75%) JIRA
11 26 (14.21%) Software Engineering
12 25 (13.66%) Software Testing
13 23 (12.57%) Degree
13 23 (12.57%) OOP
13 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (12.02%) E-Commerce
14 22 (12.02%) .NET
15 20 (10.93%) RESTful
15 20 (10.93%) JBehave
16 19 (10.38%) BDD
16 19 (10.38%) Manual Testing
16 19 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 19 (10.38%) Web Services

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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 12 (6.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 12 (6.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (2.19%) CMS
3 4 (2.19%) IIS
3 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.09%) Apache
4 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.19%) InDesign
1 4 (2.19%) InVision
1 4 (2.19%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) FastStats
1 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.20%) SaaS
2 13 (7.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 9 (4.92%) Asana
4 4 (2.19%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.09%) Office 365
5 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.55%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.56%) SSL
2 1 (0.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.55%) VoIP
2 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.10%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.56%) Oracle Database
3 12 (6.56%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.64%) DB2
6 2 (1.09%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.55%) MS Access
7 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (20.22%) Selenium
2 31 (16.94%) Git (software)
2 31 (16.94%) WebDriver
3 27 (14.75%) JIRA
4 20 (10.93%) JBehave
5 15 (8.20%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.56%) gulp
6 12 (6.56%) Karma Test Runner
7 11 (6.01%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.01%) JUnit
7 11 (6.01%) Maven
8 5 (2.73%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.19%) Appium
9 4 (2.19%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (1.64%) LINQPad
10 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.64%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (8.74%) Finance
1 16 (8.74%) Retail
2 8 (4.37%) Advertising
2 8 (4.37%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (3.83%) Marketing
4 5 (2.73%) Legal
5 4 (2.19%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (28.96%) Analyst
2 52 (28.42%) Developer
3 39 (21.31%) Test Analyst
4 28 (15.30%) QA Analyst
5 26 (14.21%) Tester
6 20 (10.93%) QA Tester
7 18 (9.84%) Software Analyst
7 18 (9.84%) Software Developer
7 18 (9.84%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (9.29%) QA Test Analyst
9 16 (8.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (7.65%) JavaScript Developer
11 13 (7.10%) .NET Developer
12 12 (6.56%) C# Developer
12 12 (6.56%) Node.js Developer
12 12 (6.56%) Senior Developer
13 11 (6.01%) Test Engineer
14 10 (5.46%) QA Automation Analyst
14 10 (5.46%) QA Engineer
14 10 (5.46%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (28.42%) HTML
2 29 (15.85%) HTML5
3 22 (12.02%) .NET
4 20 (10.93%) RESTful
5 19 (10.38%) Web Services
6 18 (9.84%) Spring
7 17 (9.29%) CSS
7 17 (9.29%) jQuery
8 15 (8.20%) ASP.NET
8 15 (8.20%) SOAP
9 14 (7.65%) AngularJS
9 14 (7.65%) React
9 14 (7.65%) XML
10 12 (6.56%) CodeMirror
10 12 (6.56%) D3.js
10 12 (6.56%) lodash
10 12 (6.56%) Node.js
10 12 (6.56%) React Native
10 12 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (6.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.84%) Mobile App
2 18 (9.84%) User Experience
3 11 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.92%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.19%) NHS
7 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.09%) PMI
7 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.74%) Android
1 16 (8.74%) Apple iOS
2 10 (5.46%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) Unix
4 7 (3.83%) Windows
5 3 (1.64%) AIX
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (43.17%) Test Automation
3 45 (24.59%) Scrum
4 31 (16.94%) SDLC
4 31 (16.94%) TDD
4 31 (16.94%) Test Strategy
5 26 (14.21%) Software Engineering
6 25 (13.66%) Software Testing
7 23 (12.57%) OOP
8 22 (12.02%) E-Commerce
9 19 (10.38%) BDD
9 19 (10.38%) Manual Testing
9 19 (10.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (9.84%) Mathematics
11 17 (9.29%) Regression Testing
11 17 (9.29%) Test Scripting
12 16 (8.74%) OO
12 16 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.20%) MVC
14 14 (7.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.42%) Java
1 52 (28.42%) JavaScript
2 46 (25.14%) SQL
3 30 (16.39%) C#
4 12 (6.56%) ES6
4 12 (6.56%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.37%) Python
6 6 (3.28%) Java 8
6 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.19%) Groovy
7 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.64%) C++
8 3 (1.64%) Scala
9 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.09%) PHP
9 2 (1.09%) VBScript
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (12.57%) Degree
2 18 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 14 (7.65%) ISEB
4 9 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.73%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.64%) PMP
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.09%) XenApp
1 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (9.29%) Oracle
2 13 (7.10%) Adobe
3 12 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.83%) Google
5 4 (2.19%) CODA
5 4 (2.19%) DoubleClick
6 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.09%) VMware
7 1 (0.55%) Monetate
7 1 (0.55%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.55%) Qubit
7 1 (0.55%) SAP