Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > St Albans
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 48 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 2.97% 4.50% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 76.92% 72.00% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 4
St Albans median annual salary £30,000 £45,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +60.71% -51.30%
10th Percentile £27,500 £42,500 £25,900
90th Percentile £32,500 £63,750 £87,150
Hertfordshire median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -1.16% +1.18%

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 13 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 3.86% 6.25% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 14
St Albans median annual salary £25,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.44% -5.26% -29.63%
10th Percentile £23,200 £38,125 £26,775
90th Percentile £32,500 £62,625 £62,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the St Albans region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) OOP
1 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (50.00%) React
2 5 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (50.00%) Sass
2 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 5 (50.00%) Chocolatey
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Confluence
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree

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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 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (30.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (50.00%) Chocolatey
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Junior
2 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Junior Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Product Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Product Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Junior QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Junior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Junior Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
1 5 (50.00%) React
1 5 (50.00%) Sass
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) OOP
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Product Marketing
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Use Case
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft