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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 118 113 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 46 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.89% 1.87% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 2.20% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 15 42 32
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £24,000 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +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
1690 2094 2079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 83.75% 85.02% 83.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1402 1746 1725
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harpenden -6 9 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Watford +10 2 £25,000 -50.00%
Hemel Hempstead +6 2 £47,500 -5.00%
Welwyn Garden City 0 1 - -
Stevenage -10 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 30 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 29 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) QA
3 27 (33.75%) Project Management
4 26 (32.50%) Line Management
5 24 (30.00%) C
5 24 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 23 (28.75%) SQL
7 20 (25.00%) Oracle
8 19 (23.75%) C++
8 19 (23.75%) Scrum
8 19 (23.75%) Degree
8 19 (23.75%) JIRA
9 17 (21.25%) Electronics
9 17 (21.25%) Java
9 17 (21.25%) Linux
9 17 (21.25%) Embedded C++
9 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
9 17 (21.25%) BDD
10 16 (20.00%) TDD
11 15 (18.75%) Finance
11 15 (18.75%) ISEB
11 15 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (17.50%) NHS
12 14 (17.50%) HP
12 14 (17.50%) C#
13 13 (16.25%) XML
13 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
13 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.00%) Embedded C

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
1 5 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.25%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.25%) SSH
2 1 (1.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.25%) RavenDB
2 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) Informix
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) JIRA
2 11 (13.75%) Selenium
3 10 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 7 (8.75%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (7.50%) Subversion
5 6 (7.50%) TeamCity
6 5 (6.25%) Fiddler
6 5 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 5 (6.25%) NUnit
7 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.25%) Appium
9 1 (1.25%) Calabash
9 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.25%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.25%) Toad
General
1 17 (21.25%) Electronics
2 15 (18.75%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.75%) Games
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.25%) Automotive
6 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) C++ Software Engineer
1 18 (22.50%) Software Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 14 (17.50%) Consultant
4 13 (16.25%) Tester
5 12 (15.00%) Test Consultant
6 11 (13.75%) .NET Developer
6 11 (13.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (13.75%) C# Developer
6 11 (13.75%) Developer
6 11 (13.75%) Scrum Master
7 10 (12.50%) Analyst
7 10 (12.50%) Technical Leader
7 10 (12.50%) Test Analyst
8 9 (11.25%) Lead C# Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Lead Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) XML
2 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
2 11 (13.75%) MSMQ
2 11 (13.75%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (13.75%) Velocity
3 10 (12.50%) HTML
4 9 (11.25%) Middleware
4 9 (11.25%) ZeroMQ
5 7 (8.75%) SOAP
6 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.25%) Ajax
6 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (6.25%) CSS
6 5 (6.25%) Entity Framework
6 5 (6.25%) jQuery
6 5 (6.25%) JSON
6 5 (6.25%) SignalR
6 5 (6.25%) WCF
6 5 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) NHS
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 29 (36.25%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (33.75%) Project Management
4 26 (32.50%) Line Management
5 24 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Scrum
7 17 (21.25%) BDD
7 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
8 16 (20.00%) TDD
9 15 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (13.75%) Automation Testing
10 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (12.50%) Time Management
12 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Functional Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Test Planning
13 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
14 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (7.50%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.00%) C
2 23 (28.75%) SQL
3 19 (23.75%) C++
4 17 (21.25%) Embedded C++
4 17 (21.25%) Java
5 14 (17.50%) C#
6 12 (15.00%) Embedded C
7 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
9 5 (6.25%) ANSI C
9 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.00%) Python
10 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.25%) Ada
11 1 (1.25%) Perl
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Degree
2 15 (18.75%) ISEB
3 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (6.25%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Def Stans
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Oracle
2 14 (17.50%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.25%) Citrix
4 5 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) Intel
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Xamarin
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
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