The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 114 108 141
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +33
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 25 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.26% 1.25% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.66% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 28 25 32
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
Software Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1850 1504 2251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.23% 74.98% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1204 1789
Average salary £48,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.11% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hertfordshire region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +14 24 £55,000 -2.22% 2
St Albans - 2 £32,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 49 (74.24%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) Java
2 31 (46.97%) Selenium
3 29 (43.94%) Test Scripting
4 23 (34.85%) Finance
4 23 (34.85%) QA
5 22 (33.33%) C#
6 21 (31.82%) UNIX
7 20 (30.30%) Degree
8 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (27.27%) Banking
9 18 (27.27%) ISTQB
10 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
10 16 (24.24%) Gherkin
11 15 (22.73%) Open Source
11 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
11 15 (22.73%) Web Services
12 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (19.70%) SpecFlow
13 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
13 13 (19.70%) Calabash
13 13 (19.70%) XML
13 13 (19.70%) JUnit
13 13 (19.70%) OO
13 13 (19.70%) WATIR
13 13 (19.70%) RESTful
13 13 (19.70%) JBehave
13 13 (19.70%) BDD
13 13 (19.70%) Ruby
13 13 (19.70%) NUnit

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (46.97%) Selenium
2 16 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 13 (19.70%) SpecFlow
3 13 (19.70%) Jenkins
3 13 (19.70%) Calabash
3 13 (19.70%) JUnit
3 13 (19.70%) WATIR
3 13 (19.70%) JBehave
3 13 (19.70%) NUnit
4 12 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (3.03%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (3.03%) Hudson
5 2 (3.03%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.03%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.03%) JMeter
5 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.52%) FogBugz
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 18 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Test Engineer
2 19 (28.79%) Analyst
3 18 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Tester
5 7 (10.61%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (6.06%) VB Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Graduate
9 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) Gherkin
2 15 (22.73%) Web Services
3 13 (19.70%) XML
3 13 (19.70%) RESTful
4 9 (13.64%) WinForms
4 9 (13.64%) .NET
5 6 (9.09%) J2EE
6 5 (7.58%) MFC
6 5 (7.58%) WPF
7 4 (6.06%) HTML5
7 4 (6.06%) Silverlight
7 4 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Open Source
2 14 (21.21%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.06%) EFT
5 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.03%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.52%) Statistics
7 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
7 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) UNIX
2 9 (13.64%) Windows
3 6 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Test Scripting
2 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 13 (19.70%) OO
4 13 (19.70%) BDD
5 11 (16.67%) Validation
5 11 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 7 (10.61%) Project Management
7 6 (9.09%) Data Validation
7 6 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 6 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Line Management
8 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.58%) MVVM
9 4 (6.06%) Product Management
9 4 (6.06%) Web Testing
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (74.24%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) Java
3 22 (33.33%) C#
4 13 (19.70%) Ruby
5 9 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.58%) C++
8 4 (6.06%) VB
9 3 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Degree
2 18 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (34.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Creative Personnel
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Life, Health
Posted: 5 days ago