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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 109 88 135
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +47
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 46 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.54% 2.18% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.87% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 22 32 23
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
1621 1602 2102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.05% 75.85% 78.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1209 1769
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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
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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 11 £46,250 +12.12% 1
Hertford +8 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Hitchin - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Stevenage +16 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £44,500 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 27 (42.86%) Selenium
4 24 (38.10%) C#
5 23 (36.51%) Java
5 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (36.51%) Test Automation
5 23 (36.51%) Cucumber
5 23 (36.51%) BDD
6 22 (34.92%) SpecFlow
6 22 (34.92%) NUnit
7 21 (33.33%) XML
8 20 (31.75%) JUnit
8 20 (31.75%) JBehave
9 19 (30.16%) Open Source
9 19 (30.16%) RESTful
9 19 (30.16%) Gherkin
9 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
9 19 (30.16%) Calabash
9 19 (30.16%) Web Services
9 19 (30.16%) Ruby
9 19 (30.16%) WATIR
10 18 (28.57%) Retail
11 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
12 12 (19.05%) Banking
12 12 (19.05%) QA
13 11 (17.46%) Degree
13 11 (17.46%) Windows
13 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
14 10 (15.87%) OO

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) LAN
1 2 (3.17%) WAN
1 2 (3.17%) VPN
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 23 (36.51%) Cucumber
3 22 (34.92%) SpecFlow
3 22 (34.92%) NUnit
4 20 (31.75%) JUnit
4 20 (31.75%) JBehave
5 19 (30.16%) WATIR
5 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
5 19 (30.16%) Calabash
6 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.76%) TestDirector
7 3 (4.76%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.17%) JIRA
8 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.17%) TestLink
9 1 (1.59%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (28.57%) Retail
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.70%) Finance
4 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Test Analyst
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Test Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Tester
5 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (12.70%) Software Tester
7 7 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (9.52%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.94%) Software Test Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) Test Team Leader
11 3 (4.76%) QA Analyst
11 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
11 3 (4.76%) Senior Tester
11 3 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.33%) XML
2 19 (30.16%) Web Services
2 19 (30.16%) RESTful
2 19 (30.16%) Gherkin
3 8 (12.70%) .NET
4 7 (11.11%) HTML
5 6 (9.52%) CSS
6 3 (4.76%) jQuery
7 2 (3.17%) HTML5
7 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.17%) J2EE
7 2 (3.17%) WinForms
7 2 (3.17%) Silverlight
8 1 (1.59%) Flash
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Open Source
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.17%) Physics
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 23 (36.51%) Test Automation
2 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) BDD
3 10 (15.87%) OO
3 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (11.11%) Test Management
4 7 (11.11%) Validation
5 6 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.94%) Scrum
6 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
6 5 (7.94%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (6.35%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.35%) System Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Workflow
8 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 24 (38.10%) C#
3 23 (36.51%) Java
4 19 (30.16%) Ruby
5 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.17%) VB6
7 2 (3.17%) VB
7 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 9 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 9 (14.29%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) CCIA
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CCEA
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) MCP
4 2 (3.17%) MCSE
4 2 (3.17%) MCSA
4 2 (3.17%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Terminal Services
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) SonicWALL
4 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.17%) Cisco
4 2 (3.17%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) hybris
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
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