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

Location
3 months to
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 108 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 33 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.63% 1.30% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.61% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 38
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,000 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
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
1933 2049 1809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 80.71% 80.45% 79.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1687 1380
Average salary £50,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.62% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 8 July 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 8 July 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 - 10 £50,000 -
Watford -10 8 £50,000 +17.64%
Stevenage +17 4 £27,500 -19.11%
Letchworth +6 4 £29,500 -30.58%
Welwyn Garden City -11 3 - - 1
St Albans - 3 £52,500 - 1
Borehamwood -12 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £59,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 30 (45.45%) ISEB
2 23 (34.85%) Retail
3 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
5 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
5 19 (28.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (25.76%) Windows
8 16 (24.24%) SQL
9 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 14 (21.21%) Test Scripting
10 14 (21.21%) QA
10 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
11 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
11 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
12 12 (18.18%) Finance
12 12 (18.18%) Banking
12 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
13 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 11 (16.67%) Linux
14 10 (15.15%) Scrum
14 10 (15.15%) Degree
14 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (15.15%) Selenium
14 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
15 9 (13.64%) Test Management
15 9 (13.64%) Java
16 8 (12.12%) T-SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) LAN
1 1 (1.52%) WAN
1 1 (1.52%) VPN
1 1 (1.52%) Firewall
1 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Selenium
2 8 (12.12%) HP UFT
3 6 (9.09%) JIRA
4 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.55%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.55%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) NuGet
6 2 (3.03%) TestLink
7 1 (1.52%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.52%) JBehave
7 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.52%) Subversion
7 1 (1.52%) JUnit
7 1 (1.52%) TestNG
General
1 23 (34.85%) Retail
2 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.61%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (48.48%) Analyst
2 31 (46.97%) Test Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Software Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 11 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
6 10 (15.15%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
8 8 (12.12%) Software Test Engineer
8 8 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (9.09%) Tester
10 5 (7.58%) Software Tester
11 4 (6.06%) QA Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
12 3 (4.55%) QA Engineer
12 3 (4.55%) Programme Manager
12 3 (4.55%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) CSS
1 4 (6.06%) HTML
1 4 (6.06%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.03%) DHTML
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) XML
3 2 (3.03%) DOM
3 2 (3.03%) WinForms
3 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
3 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.03%) WCF
3 2 (3.03%) jQuery
3 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.03%) HTML5
3 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.03%) Backbone.js
3 2 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.15%) Mathematics
3 7 (10.61%) IVR
4 6 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.06%) iPhone
5 4 (6.06%) iPad
6 3 (4.55%) Spread Betting
6 3 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (4.55%) NHS
7 2 (3.03%) Physics
7 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.52%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (7.58%) UNIX
5 4 (6.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (21.21%) Test Scripting
3 14 (21.21%) Test Strategy
4 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 10 (15.15%) Scrum
7 9 (13.64%) Test Management
8 8 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (12.12%) Validation
8 8 (12.12%) OO
8 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.12%) SDLC
9 7 (10.61%) System Testing
9 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.09%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.09%) Project Management
10 6 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) Java
3 8 (12.12%) C#
3 8 (12.12%) T-SQL
4 6 (9.09%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) Embedded C++
4 6 (9.09%) C++
4 6 (9.09%) C
5 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (45.45%) ISEB
2 20 (30.30%) ISTQB
3 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (15.15%) Degree
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.58%) CCNA
7 4 (6.06%) HND
7 4 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.52%) CCIA
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) MCSA
8 1 (1.52%) MCP
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.52%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.21%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Intel
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco
4 4 (6.06%) Verint
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.52%) hybris
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago