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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 123 101 117
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 29 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.24% 1.83% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.43% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24 41 35
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £75,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1731 1890 2028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.10% 75.24% 79.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1384 1501 1661
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(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
Hemel Hempstead -23 5 £21,500 +2.38% 2
Hertford - 4 £37,500 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £47,500 -
Borehamwood - 3 - - 1
Letchworth +23 2 £29,500 -30.58%
Welwyn Garden City -13 2 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (39.06%) SQL
2 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 23 (35.94%) Retail
4 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 21 (32.81%) Selenium
6 20 (31.25%) ISEB
7 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (23.44%) Windows
8 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
9 14 (21.88%) QA
9 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
9 14 (21.88%) Banking
10 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
10 13 (20.31%) BDD
10 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
11 12 (18.75%) NUnit
11 12 (18.75%) C#
11 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 11 (17.19%) Java
12 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
12 11 (17.19%) XML
13 10 (15.63%) JUnit
13 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
13 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
13 10 (15.63%) JBehave
14 9 (14.06%) RESTful
14 9 (14.06%) Open Source
14 9 (14.06%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) LAN
1 2 (3.13%) WAN
1 2 (3.13%) VPN
1 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Selenium
2 13 (20.31%) Cucumber
3 12 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 12 (18.75%) NUnit
4 10 (15.63%) JUnit
4 10 (15.63%) JBehave
5 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
5 9 (14.06%) Calabash
5 9 (14.06%) WATIR
6 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (6.25%) JIRA
7 3 (4.69%) TestDirector
7 3 (4.69%) Bugzilla
7 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.13%) TestLink
9 1 (1.56%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.56%) Subversion
9 1 (1.56%) TestNG
General
1 23 (35.94%) Retail
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
4 8 (12.50%) Finance
5 7 (10.94%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Test Analyst
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 10 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (15.63%) Senior Test Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Tester
5 8 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 8 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Team Leader
8 4 (6.25%) QA Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Software Tester
9 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.69%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) XML
2 9 (14.06%) Web Services
2 9 (14.06%) RESTful
2 9 (14.06%) Gherkin
3 6 (9.38%) HTML
3 6 (9.38%) .NET
4 5 (7.81%) CSS
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.56%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) Flash
6 1 (1.56%) WinForms
6 1 (1.56%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.06%) Open Source
3 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.25%) iPad
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) iPhone
5 3 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.69%) NHS
5 3 (4.69%) Spread Betting
6 2 (3.13%) IVR
6 2 (3.13%) Physics
6 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.44%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
3 4 (6.25%) Android
4 3 (4.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 18 (28.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.31%) BDD
5 10 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 9 (14.06%) Test Management
7 8 (12.50%) Validation
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 8 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.94%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.38%) Project Management
9 6 (9.38%) OO
9 6 (9.38%) System Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) C#
3 11 (17.19%) Java
4 9 (14.06%) Ruby
5 8 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.56%) VB
7 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) ISEB
2 14 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.50%) Degree
4 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.25%) CCNA
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.13%) MCP
7 2 (3.13%) HND
7 2 (3.13%) MCSE
7 2 (3.13%) MCSA
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.13%) CCEA
7 2 (3.13%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Terminal Services
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) SonicWALL
3 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) hybris
4 1 (1.56%) Twitter
4 1 (1.56%) Verint
Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Tessella Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
StarBase
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
iKonnect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Posted: 20 days ago