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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 105 105 125
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.55% 1.38% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.83% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 35 28 33
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
1846 1526 2167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.43% 75.40% 74.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1497 1190 1706
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +17 27 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Letchworth - 3 £42,500 -
St Albans - 2 £32,500 -
Borehamwood +5 1 £47,500 +58.33%
Stevenage -2 1 £34,000 +21.42%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 31 (46.27%) Selenium
3 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
4 27 (40.30%) Java
5 24 (35.82%) Finance
5 24 (35.82%) QA
6 22 (32.84%) ISTQB
6 22 (32.84%) Degree
7 21 (31.34%) UNIX
8 19 (28.36%) C#
8 19 (28.36%) Banking
9 15 (22.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
10 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 12 (17.91%) OO
12 11 (16.42%) Web Services
12 11 (16.42%) .NET
12 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.42%) Validation
12 11 (16.42%) Gherkin
12 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
12 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
13 10 (14.93%) Open Source
13 10 (14.93%) WinForms
14 9 (13.43%) ISEB
14 9 (13.43%) XML
14 9 (13.43%) Windows
15 8 (11.94%) JUnit
15 8 (11.94%) Project Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Broadband
1 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) OLAP
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (46.27%) Selenium
2 15 (22.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
4 8 (11.94%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.94%) NUnit
4 8 (11.94%) WATIR
4 8 (11.94%) JBehave
4 8 (11.94%) JUnit
4 8 (11.94%) Calabash
5 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 2 (2.99%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.99%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (2.99%) Hudson
6 2 (2.99%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.49%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 19 (28.36%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Advertising
5 2 (2.99%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Test Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Test Analyst
4 10 (14.93%) Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Test Manager
6 6 (8.96%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Graduate
7 5 (7.46%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) VB Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Software Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Software Tester
10 2 (2.99%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
1 11 (16.42%) Web Services
1 11 (16.42%) Gherkin
2 10 (14.93%) WinForms
3 9 (13.43%) XML
4 8 (11.94%) RESTful
5 6 (8.96%) WPF
6 5 (7.46%) HTML
6 5 (7.46%) J2EE
6 5 (7.46%) MFC
7 4 (5.97%) HTML5
7 4 (5.97%) Silverlight
7 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.49%) MDX
8 1 (1.49%) jQuery
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Open Source
2 5 (7.46%) EFT
2 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.46%) Mathematics
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.48%) Statistics
5 2 (2.99%) Physics
5 2 (2.99%) Biotechnology
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) UNIX
2 9 (13.43%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Test Scripting
2 15 (22.39%) Automation Testing
3 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.91%) OO
5 11 (16.42%) Validation
5 11 (16.42%) Test Automation
6 8 (11.94%) Project Management
6 8 (11.94%) BDD
7 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.96%) Data Validation
8 6 (8.96%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.46%) Scrum
9 5 (7.46%) MVVM
9 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Web Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Product Management
10 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 27 (40.30%) Java
3 19 (28.36%) C#
4 8 (11.94%) Ruby
5 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.96%) C++
7 4 (5.97%) VB
8 2 (2.99%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) ISTQB
1 22 (32.84%) Degree
2 9 (13.43%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (35.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.99%) HP
4 2 (2.99%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (1.49%) Google
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, CAR
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 5 days ago