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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 121 97 117
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 35 38 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.39% 1.78% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.30% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33 32 33
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% -18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £27,500 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,750 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1993 1649 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.15% 77.42% 73.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1638 1238 1568
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,400 £64,500 £63,050
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 July 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 July 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 +1 22 £40,000 +14.28%
Letchworth - 5 £42,500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £40,000 -
St Albans +3 1 £32,500 -
Borehamwood +2 1 £47,500 +111.11%
Stevenage -8 1 £34,000 +7.93%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 42 (53.16%) Selenium
3 36 (45.57%) QA
3 36 (45.57%) Test Scripting
4 30 (37.97%) ISTQB
4 30 (37.97%) Finance
4 30 (37.97%) Java
5 28 (35.44%) Degree
6 24 (30.38%) Banking
6 24 (30.38%) UNIX
6 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
7 23 (29.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 18 (22.78%) C#
9 14 (17.72%) OO
10 13 (16.46%) .NET
10 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
11 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
11 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
11 12 (15.19%) WinForms
12 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (12.66%) Project Management
13 10 (12.66%) Gherkin
13 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
14 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
14 9 (11.39%) Web Services
14 9 (11.39%) Validation
15 8 (10.13%) Mathematics
15 8 (10.13%) WPF
15 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
15 8 (10.13%) Windows

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Windchill
2 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Broadband
1 1 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQLPlus
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.27%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.27%) OLAP
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (53.16%) Selenium
2 23 (29.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.33%) JBehave
4 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.33%) Calabash
4 5 (6.33%) JUnit
4 5 (6.33%) WATIR
4 5 (6.33%) NUnit
5 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) JIRA
6 2 (2.53%) JMeter
6 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.53%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (2.53%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.53%) Hudson
6 2 (2.53%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.27%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (37.97%) Finance
2 24 (30.38%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Retail
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.53%) Advertising
6 2 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Test Engineer
2 21 (26.58%) Analyst
3 20 (25.32%) Test Analyst
4 14 (17.72%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (15.19%) Tester
6 10 (12.66%) Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Graduate
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (5.06%) VB Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.80%) IT Support
10 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) WinForms
3 10 (12.66%) Gherkin
4 9 (11.39%) Web Services
5 8 (10.13%) WPF
6 6 (7.59%) XML
7 5 (6.33%) RESTful
7 5 (6.33%) HTML
7 5 (6.33%) MFC
8 4 (5.06%) Silverlight
8 4 (5.06%) .NET Framework
8 4 (5.06%) HTML5
9 2 (2.53%) GWT
10 1 (1.27%) jQuery
10 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.27%) Swing
10 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.27%) SOAP
10 1 (1.27%) J2EE
10 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.86%) Open Source
2 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.59%) EFT
4 5 (6.33%) Statistics
5 2 (2.53%) Physics
5 2 (2.53%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Derivative
6 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.27%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) UNIX
2 8 (10.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Test Scripting
2 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
3 14 (17.72%) OO
4 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
5 11 (13.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.66%) Project Management
7 9 (11.39%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.39%) Validation
8 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (7.59%) Scrum
10 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Data Validation
11 5 (6.33%) BDD
11 5 (6.33%) MVVM
11 5 (6.33%) Quality Management
11 5 (6.33%) Workflow Management
11 5 (6.33%) Workflow
11 5 (6.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 18 (22.78%) C#
4 8 (10.13%) C++
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.06%) VB
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.53%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) ISTQB
2 28 (35.44%) Degree
3 8 (10.13%) ISEB
4 5 (6.33%) PhD
5 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (45.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) HP
4 2 (2.53%) SOASTA, Inc