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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 107 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 40 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.19% 1.65% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.99% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20 33 34
Median salary £60,000 £32,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+84.61% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £22,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £55,000 £75,000
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
1713 2015 2165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 84.59% 82.99% 82.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1427 1639 1792
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £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 1 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 1 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
Hemel Hempstead +16 7 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Harpenden - 5 £60,000 - 1
Watford +17 2 £40,000 -20.00%
Rickmansworth +13 2 £65,000 +10.16%
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 - -
Borehamwood +12 1 £35,000 -
Stevenage -14 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 38 (40.86%) SQL
2 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Software Engineering
3 35 (37.63%) Automated Testing
4 34 (36.56%) QA
5 31 (33.33%) Project Management
6 28 (30.11%) Line Management
7 27 (29.03%) Oracle
7 27 (29.03%) Scrum
8 26 (27.96%) C
9 24 (25.81%) JIRA
9 24 (25.81%) BDD
10 23 (24.73%) Degree
10 23 (24.73%) TDD
10 23 (24.73%) Java
10 23 (24.73%) XML
11 21 (22.58%) C++
12 19 (20.43%) Electronics
12 19 (20.43%) Finance
12 19 (20.43%) C#
12 19 (20.43%) Embedded C++
12 19 (20.43%) Test Scripting
13 18 (19.35%) HTML
13 18 (19.35%) Linux
14 17 (18.28%) .NET
15 16 (17.20%) MSMQ
16 15 (16.13%) HP
16 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
16 15 (16.13%) T-SQL
16 15 (16.13%) RabbitMQ

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 12 (12.90%) NServiceBus
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.08%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) Wireshark
2 5 (5.38%) HTTP
3 3 (3.23%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.23%) SSH
3 3 (3.23%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) MongoDB
1 12 (12.90%) NoSQL
1 12 (12.90%) RavenDB
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Informix
Development Applications
1 24 (25.81%) JIRA
2 13 (13.98%) HP UFT
3 12 (12.90%) Fiddler
3 12 (12.90%) NUnit
3 12 (12.90%) Subversion
3 12 (12.90%) TeamCity
4 9 (9.68%) Selenium
5 7 (7.53%) JIRA Agile
6 5 (5.38%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.23%) Toad
8 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.08%) Rational Rose
9 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (20.43%) Electronics
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.23%) Games
3 3 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Software Engineer
2 20 (21.51%) C++ Software Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (20.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) Analyst
4 16 (17.20%) Developer
4 16 (17.20%) Test Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) .NET Developer
5 15 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (16.13%) C# Developer
5 15 (16.13%) Consultant
5 15 (16.13%) Tester
6 12 (12.90%) Test Consultant
7 11 (11.83%) Scrum Master
8 9 (9.68%) QA Tester
9 8 (8.60%) Technical Leader
10 7 (7.53%) Lead C# Developer
10 7 (7.53%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) XML
2 18 (19.35%) HTML
3 17 (18.28%) .NET
4 16 (17.20%) MSMQ
5 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 15 (16.13%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (15.05%) SOAP
7 13 (13.98%) Middleware
7 13 (13.98%) ZeroMQ
8 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework
8 12 (12.90%) jQuery
8 12 (12.90%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 12 (12.90%) Ninject
8 12 (12.90%) Razor View Engine
8 12 (12.90%) RESTful
8 12 (12.90%) SignalR
8 12 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (12.90%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) NHS
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.53%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.35%) Linux
2 13 (13.98%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Windows
4 2 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (38.71%) Software Engineering
2 35 (37.63%) Automated Testing
3 31 (33.33%) Project Management
4 28 (30.11%) Line Management
5 27 (29.03%) Scrum
6 24 (25.81%) BDD
7 23 (24.73%) TDD
8 19 (20.43%) Test Scripting
9 14 (15.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (13.98%) MVC
11 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (12.90%) Dependency Injection
11 12 (12.90%) Functional Testing
11 12 (12.90%) Unit Testing
12 11 (11.83%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (10.75%) Automation Testing
13 10 (10.75%) Time Management
14 9 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) SQL
2 26 (27.96%) C
3 23 (24.73%) Java
4 21 (22.58%) C++
5 19 (20.43%) C#
5 19 (20.43%) Embedded C++
6 15 (16.13%) T-SQL
7 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
8 12 (12.90%) Embedded C
8 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.38%) ANSI C
11 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.23%) Python
13 2 (2.15%) VB
14 1 (1.08%) Ada
14 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Degree
2 14 (15.05%) ISEB
3 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.98%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.38%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (36.56%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.08%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Oracle
2 15 (16.13%) HP
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.45%) Citrix
4 6 (6.45%) SAP
5 4 (4.30%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) Intel
7 1 (1.08%) Sun
7 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.08%) webMethods
7 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago