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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 107 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 41 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.70% 1.51% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.87% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 27
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £21,950 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £58,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1967 1872 1544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 81.72% 80.62% 76.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1694 1527 1214
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 £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Watford -13 18 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Harpenden - 7 £55,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £50,000 - 1
Stevenage +7 3 £27,500 -19.11%
Welwyn Garden City 0 3 - -
Letchworth -1 2 £46,000 +8.23%
St Albans -12 2 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 29 (40.85%) ISEB
2 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
3 24 (33.80%) SQL
4 21 (29.58%) Software Engineering
5 20 (28.17%) C#
5 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
6 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (23.94%) Regression Testing
7 17 (23.94%) Java
7 17 (23.94%) ISTQB
7 17 (23.94%) QA
8 16 (22.54%) Automated Testing
9 15 (21.13%) .NET
9 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
9 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
10 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
10 14 (19.72%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio
10 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.72%) Windows
11 13 (18.31%) Linux
11 13 (18.31%) OO
11 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
11 13 (18.31%) HTML
12 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
13 11 (15.49%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (15.49%) C
13 11 (15.49%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (9.86%) NServiceBus
2 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Telnet
1 5 (7.04%) SSH
1 5 (7.04%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (19.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (15.49%) HP UFT
3 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (9.86%) Subversion
4 7 (9.86%) TeamCity
4 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.45%) Selenium
6 5 (7.04%) Toad
7 4 (5.63%) JIRA
8 2 (2.82%) NuGet
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.41%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
1 9 (12.68%) Banking
2 8 (11.27%) Retail
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.45%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Analyst
2 30 (42.25%) Test Analyst
3 26 (36.62%) Software Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (15.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (15.49%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (12.68%) Test Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) .NET Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Developer
7 8 (11.27%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (11.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (9.86%) C# Software Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) C# Developer
8 7 (9.86%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) .NET
2 13 (18.31%) HTML
3 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.68%) .NET Framework
4 9 (12.68%) WCF
4 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (12.68%) HTML5
4 9 (12.68%) Entity Framework
5 7 (9.86%) LINQ to SQL
5 7 (9.86%) Ninject
5 7 (9.86%) Kendo UI
5 7 (9.86%) SignalR
5 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (9.86%) LINQ
5 7 (9.86%) CSS
6 5 (7.04%) jQuery
7 3 (4.23%) Web Services
8 2 (2.82%) DHTML
8 2 (2.82%) DOM
8 2 (2.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.68%) IVR
3 8 (11.27%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.63%) iPhone
4 4 (5.63%) iPad
5 3 (4.23%) Spread Betting
5 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.23%) NHS
6 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (14.08%) UNIX
5 4 (5.63%) Android
6 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Software Engineering
2 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.94%) Regression Testing
4 16 (22.54%) Automated Testing
5 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
6 14 (19.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (18.31%) OO
8 11 (15.49%) Embedded Software Development
9 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
9 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
9 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
9 10 (14.08%) Project Management
10 9 (12.68%) MVC
10 9 (12.68%) Scrum
11 7 (9.86%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (9.86%) Validation
11 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.86%) SDLC
12 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.63%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) SQL
2 20 (28.17%) C#
3 17 (23.94%) Java
4 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.49%) C++
5 11 (15.49%) Python
5 11 (15.49%) Embedded C++
5 11 (15.49%) C
6 8 (11.27%) T-SQL
7 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) ISEB
2 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.94%) ISTQB
4 14 (19.72%) SC Cleared
5 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (9.86%) Degree
7 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.63%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (5.63%) HND
7 4 (5.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) Intel
3 7 (9.86%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) Telerik
4 6 (8.45%) IBM
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Verint
6 1 (1.41%) Ventyx
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.41%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.41%) webMethods
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
Posted: 9 days ago
Close to borders of Cambridgeshire Essex...
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 12 days ago
St Albans, Hertfordshire (AL1)
Guru Careers
Salary: £25k - £30k (DOE)
Posted: 17 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 22 days ago