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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 113 96 130
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +34
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 33 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.44% 1.80% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.38% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 36
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £21,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
1788 1431 2297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.11% 75.59% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1076 1947
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 December 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 -3 21 £55,000 +161.90% 1
Stevenage +7 4 £33,250 -26.11%
Welwyn Garden City -7 3 - -
St Albans - 1 £31,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (71.43%) SQL
2 35 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 33 (52.38%) Java
3 33 (52.38%) Selenium
4 29 (46.03%) C#
4 29 (46.03%) Test Automation
5 27 (42.86%) NUnit
5 27 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 27 (42.86%) BDD
5 27 (42.86%) SpecFlow
6 24 (38.10%) JUnit
6 24 (38.10%) Web Services
6 24 (38.10%) XML
6 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (38.10%) Ruby
6 24 (38.10%) WATIR
6 24 (38.10%) RESTful
6 24 (38.10%) JBehave
6 24 (38.10%) Open Source
6 24 (38.10%) Gherkin
6 24 (38.10%) Jenkins
6 24 (38.10%) Calabash
7 15 (23.81%) OO
7 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.22%) Finance
9 13 (20.63%) Banking
9 13 (20.63%) Degree
10 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
10 11 (17.46%) UNIX
10 11 (17.46%) Validation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) LAN
1 1 (1.59%) WAN
1 1 (1.59%) VPN
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (52.38%) Selenium
2 27 (42.86%) NUnit
2 27 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 27 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 24 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 24 (38.10%) Calabash
3 24 (38.10%) JBehave
3 24 (38.10%) WATIR
3 24 (38.10%) JUnit
4 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (4.76%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (36.51%) Test Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Test Analyst
2 16 (25.40%) Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Automation Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 6 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (7.94%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.17%) QA Leader
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) Web Services
1 24 (38.10%) XML
1 24 (38.10%) RESTful
1 24 (38.10%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.70%) .NET
3 7 (11.11%) J2EE
4 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 6 (9.52%) CSS
5 3 (4.76%) jQuery
6 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.17%) HTML5
6 2 (3.17%) WinForms
6 2 (3.17%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (38.10%) Open Source
2 7 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) EFT
7 1 (1.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) UNIX
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 29 (46.03%) Test Automation
3 27 (42.86%) BDD
4 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (23.81%) OO
6 11 (17.46%) Validation
7 7 (11.11%) Quality Management
7 7 (11.11%) Data Validation
8 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.35%) Line Management
10 4 (6.35%) Scrum
10 4 (6.35%) Manual Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.35%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.76%) Workflow
11 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (71.43%) SQL
2 33 (52.38%) Java
3 29 (46.03%) C#
4 24 (38.10%) Ruby
5 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) VB6
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.70%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) CCIA
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CCEA
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) PhD
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
Watford, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 70,000
Posted: 7 hours ago