The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 99 115 121
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 45 36 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.81% 1.38% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.78% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 24
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1848 2025 1922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.43% 77.79% 73.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1451 1673 1564
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Software Testing
East of England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 24 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Stevenage - 8 £34,000 -
St Albans - 3 £28,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 £21,000 -35.38%
Royston - 1 £32,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (53.01%) QA
2 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
3 34 (40.96%) SQL
4 33 (39.76%) Degree
4 33 (39.76%) Finance
5 30 (36.14%) Selenium
6 27 (32.53%) ISTQB
7 23 (27.71%) Java
8 22 (26.51%) UNIX
9 21 (25.30%) Retail
10 20 (24.10%) Configuration Management
10 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
11 19 (22.89%) Automation Testing
12 18 (21.69%) SQLPlus
12 18 (21.69%) Banking
13 16 (19.28%) Data Management
13 16 (19.28%) Workflow Management
13 16 (19.28%) Windchill
13 16 (19.28%) Workflow
14 9 (10.84%) OO
14 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
14 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
15 8 (9.64%) Mathematics
15 8 (9.64%) Linux
15 8 (9.64%) C#
15 8 (9.64%) .NET
15 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
15 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
15 8 (9.64%) ISEB
16 7 (8.43%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Windchill
2 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.20%) Broadband
2 1 (1.20%) SMS
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQLPlus
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (36.14%) Selenium
2 20 (24.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.82%) Subversion
5 3 (3.61%) JIRA
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.20%) JMeter
7 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.20%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.20%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.20%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 33 (39.76%) Finance
2 21 (25.30%) Retail
3 18 (21.69%) Banking
4 4 (4.82%) Marketing
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Test Engineer
2 21 (25.30%) Tester
3 18 (21.69%) Analyst
4 16 (19.28%) Senior Test Engineer
4 16 (19.28%) Test Analyst
5 14 (16.87%) Support Engineer
5 14 (16.87%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (16.87%) IT Support
6 11 (13.25%) Graduate
7 6 (7.23%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.02%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.82%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Developer
10 3 (3.61%) VB Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.41%) Regression Tester
11 2 (2.41%) Senior Tester
11 2 (2.41%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) WinForms
3 5 (6.02%) Web Services
3 5 (6.02%) Gherkin
4 4 (4.82%) WPF
4 4 (4.82%) HTML
5 3 (3.61%) Silverlight
5 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.61%) HTML5
6 2 (2.41%) GWT
7 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.20%) SOAP
7 1 (1.20%) Swing
7 1 (1.20%) XML
7 1 (1.20%) jQuery
7 1 (1.20%) MDX
7 1 (1.20%) Ajax
7 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.64%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.82%) Statistics
4 3 (3.61%) EFT
4 3 (3.61%) Physics
5 2 (2.41%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Derivative
6 1 (1.20%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.20%) Equities
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) UNIX
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
2 20 (24.10%) Configuration Management
3 19 (22.89%) Automation Testing
4 16 (19.28%) Data Management
4 16 (19.28%) Workflow Management
4 16 (19.28%) Workflow
5 9 (10.84%) OO
5 9 (10.84%) Test Strategy
6 7 (8.43%) Scrum
6 7 (8.43%) Automated Testing
6 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.43%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.02%) Project Management
7 5 (6.02%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.02%) Validation
8 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.82%) Test Management
8 4 (4.82%) Data Validation
8 4 (4.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.96%) SQL
2 23 (27.71%) Java
3 8 (9.64%) C#
4 5 (6.02%) VB
5 4 (4.82%) Tcl
5 4 (4.82%) Python
5 4 (4.82%) C++
5 4 (4.82%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) VBScript
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 33 (39.76%) Degree
2 27 (32.53%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.64%) ISEB
4 4 (4.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (53.01%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.82%) Agilent
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.61%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
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