Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in St Albans 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > St Albans
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +25
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 4.28% 2.83% 5.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.00% 90.91% 75.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 21
St Albans median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33% +60.71%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £32,500 £63,750
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.21% +10.59% -2.30%

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 St Albans with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
St Albans
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 25 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 8.22% 3.12% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20 3 28
St Albans median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -33.33% -18.18%
10th Percentile £25,200 £23,100 £40,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £32,500 £61,125
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in St Albans.

Job vacancy trend for QA in St Albans

QA
Salary Trend in St Albans

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in St Albans.

Salary trend for QA in St Albans

QA
Salary Histogram in St Albans

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in St Albans over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in St Albans

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 5 (38.46%) CMS
3 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
3 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) Fintech
4 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (30.77%) Android
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) .NET
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans 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 (38.46%) CMS
1 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) QA Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) QA Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fintech
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Case Management
5 1 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft