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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 86 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 46 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.21% 1.24% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 1.57% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40 22 25
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £54,750 £81,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1758 1783 2020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.44% 79.28% 79.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1445 1401 1632
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,400 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +27 14 £37,500 +74.41%
Watford +16 9 £38,750 -22.50%
Harpenden - 5 £60,000 -
Rickmansworth +10 4 £65,000 +36.84%
Borehamwood +4 3 £35,000 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £30,000 -
Welwyn Garden City +10 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £40,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 55 (49.55%) SQL
2 44 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.64%) Automated Testing
3 42 (37.84%) QA
4 39 (35.14%) Software Engineering
5 33 (29.73%) Scrum
5 33 (29.73%) Project Management
6 32 (28.83%) Oracle
7 30 (27.03%) JIRA
8 29 (26.13%) Line Management
8 29 (26.13%) C#
9 28 (25.23%) XML
9 28 (25.23%) BDD
10 27 (24.32%) C
10 27 (24.32%) T-SQL
10 27 (24.32%) .NET
10 27 (24.32%) TDD
11 26 (23.42%) MVC
11 26 (23.42%) Java
12 24 (21.62%) Degree
13 23 (20.72%) HTML
13 23 (20.72%) Finance
14 22 (19.82%) C++
15 21 (18.92%) Linux
16 20 (18.02%) Embedded C++
16 20 (18.02%) Electronics
16 20 (18.02%) .NET Framework
17 19 (17.12%) Functional Testing
17 19 (17.12%) Unix
18 18 (16.22%) SOAP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 17 (15.32%) NServiceBus
2 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.90%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.32%) Wireshark
2 5 (4.50%) HTTP
3 4 (3.60%) PuTTY
3 4 (3.60%) SSH
3 4 (3.60%) Telnet
4 3 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.32%) MongoDB
1 17 (15.32%) NoSQL
1 17 (15.32%) RavenDB
2 11 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) Informix
Development Applications
1 30 (27.03%) JIRA
2 17 (15.32%) Fiddler
2 17 (15.32%) HP UFT
2 17 (15.32%) NUnit
2 17 (15.32%) Subversion
2 17 (15.32%) TeamCity
3 11 (9.91%) Selenium
4 9 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (8.11%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.41%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (4.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.50%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.60%) Toad
8 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 23 (20.72%) Finance
2 20 (18.02%) Electronics
3 15 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
5 3 (2.70%) Banking
5 3 (2.70%) Games
5 3 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.90%) Automotive
7 1 (0.90%) Military
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Software Engineer
2 26 (23.42%) Developer
3 23 (20.72%) Analyst
4 20 (18.02%) .NET Developer
4 20 (18.02%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (18.02%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 20 (18.02%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (18.02%) Test Analyst
5 19 (17.12%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 19 (17.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 17 (15.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (15.32%) C# Developer
6 17 (15.32%) Tester
7 15 (13.51%) Consultant
8 12 (10.81%) Test Consultant
9 11 (9.91%) .NET Software Engineer
9 11 (9.91%) Senior .NET Developer
9 11 (9.91%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
9 11 (9.91%) Senior C# Developer
9 11 (9.91%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.23%) XML
2 27 (24.32%) .NET
3 23 (20.72%) HTML
4 20 (18.02%) .NET Framework
5 18 (16.22%) MSMQ
5 18 (16.22%) SOAP
6 17 (15.32%) Ajax
6 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET
6 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (15.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (15.32%) CSS
6 17 (15.32%) Entity Framework
6 17 (15.32%) jQuery
6 17 (15.32%) JSON
6 17 (15.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 17 (15.32%) Ninject
6 17 (15.32%) RabbitMQ
6 17 (15.32%) Razor View Engine
6 17 (15.32%) RESTful
6 17 (15.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.71%) NHS
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.90%) EPoS
3 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.92%) Linux
2 19 (17.12%) Unix
3 3 (2.70%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
1 44 (39.64%) Automated Testing
2 39 (35.14%) Software Engineering
3 33 (29.73%) Project Management
3 33 (29.73%) Scrum
4 29 (26.13%) Line Management
5 28 (25.23%) BDD
6 27 (24.32%) TDD
7 26 (23.42%) MVC
8 19 (17.12%) Functional Testing
9 18 (16.22%) Test Scripting
10 17 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (15.32%) Dependency Injection
10 17 (15.32%) OO
10 17 (15.32%) Unit Testing
11 12 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (10.81%) Regression Testing
12 11 (9.91%) Test Automation
13 10 (9.01%) Manual Testing
13 10 (9.01%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (49.55%) SQL
2 29 (26.13%) C#
3 27 (24.32%) C
3 27 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 26 (23.42%) Java
5 22 (19.82%) C++
6 20 (18.02%) Embedded C++
7 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
7 17 (15.32%) PowerShell
8 12 (10.81%) Embedded C
8 12 (10.81%) Shell Script
9 10 (9.01%) VB
10 8 (7.21%) PL/SQL
11 5 (4.50%) ANSI C
12 4 (3.60%) VB6
13 2 (1.80%) Python
14 1 (0.90%) Ada
14 1 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Degree
2 13 (11.71%) ISEB
3 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.50%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (37.84%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 8583
2 2 (1.80%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.90%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Oracle
2 18 (16.22%) HP
3 7 (6.31%) IBM
4 6 (5.41%) Citrix
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.41%) SAP
5 2 (1.80%) Intel
6 1 (0.90%) Sun
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) webMethods
6 1 (0.90%) Xamarin
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