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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 115 124 108
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.29% 1.18% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.51% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 32
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,500 £27,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £79,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1718 1986 1944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.25% 78.04% 80.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1358 1596 1531
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 June 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 June 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
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £38,250 -
Letchworth +20 3 £29,500 -30.58%
Welwyn Garden City -17 3 - -
Borehamwood - 3 - -
Rickmansworth - 3 £47,500 -
Watford -4 2 £50,000 +17.64%
St Albans -18 2 £42,500 +49.12%
Stevenage +14 1 £27,500 -19.11% 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 24 (39.34%) ISEB
2 22 (36.07%) Retail
3 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.51%) SQL
4 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (27.87%) Test Scripting
6 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
6 16 (26.23%) Selenium
7 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (22.95%) Windows
9 13 (21.31%) QA
9 13 (21.31%) Banking
9 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
10 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
10 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
11 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
12 10 (16.39%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) Java
13 9 (14.75%) Test Management
13 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing
14 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
14 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (13.11%) C#
14 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
14 8 (13.11%) Scrum
14 8 (13.11%) Mathematics

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) Firewall
1 1 (1.64%) LAN
1 1 (1.64%) WAN
1 1 (1.64%) VPN
1 1 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Selenium
2 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
3 6 (9.84%) SpecFlow
3 6 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.84%) NUnit
3 6 (9.84%) JIRA
4 5 (8.20%) JUnit
4 5 (8.20%) JBehave
5 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.56%) Calabash
5 4 (6.56%) WATIR
6 3 (4.92%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.92%) TestDirector
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.28%) TestLink
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
8 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.64%) NuGet
General
1 22 (36.07%) Retail
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 10 (16.39%) Finance
4 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
5 6 (9.84%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Analyst
2 29 (47.54%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Test Manager
4 11 (18.03%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Software Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Test Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Software Test Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Tester
7 6 (9.84%) Software Tester
7 6 (9.84%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Team Leader
9 4 (6.56%) Test Team Leader
9 4 (6.56%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) QA Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Service Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Programme Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Programme Test Manager
11 2 (3.28%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) HTML
3 4 (6.56%) RESTful
3 4 (6.56%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
3 4 (6.56%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.64%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.64%) WCF
5 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) WinForms
5 1 (1.64%) DOM
5 1 (1.64%) Flash
5 1 (1.64%) DHTML
5 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.64%) HTML5
5 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.64%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.20%) IVR
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.56%) iPhone
4 4 (6.56%) iPad
5 3 (4.92%) Spread Betting
5 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.92%) NHS
6 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 4 (6.56%) Android
3 4 (6.56%) UNIX
4 2 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (27.87%) Test Scripting
4 13 (21.31%) Test Automation
5 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.75%) Test Management
8 8 (13.11%) Manual Testing
8 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 7 (11.48%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
9 7 (11.48%) Validation
9 7 (11.48%) SDLC
9 7 (11.48%) BDD
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.48%) System Testing
10 6 (9.84%) OO
10 6 (9.84%) Project Management
11 4 (6.56%) Time Management
11 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) Java
3 8 (13.11%) C#
4 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Ruby
6 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.28%) C
7 2 (3.28%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) ISEB
2 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
3 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
5 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (13.11%) Degree
6 4 (6.56%) CCNA
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.92%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.92%) HND
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CCEA
8 1 (1.64%) MCP
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
8 1 (1.64%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
3 4 (6.56%) Verint
4 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.28%) Intel
6 1 (1.64%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix
6 1 (1.64%) hybris
6 1 (1.64%) Twitter
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