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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 74 77 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +30
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 64 64 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.13% 3.08% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 3.68% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61 55 24
Median salary £35,000 £48,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.08% -12.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,200 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
1783 1741 1746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 87.32% 83.90% 84.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1467 1471 1366
Median salary £48,500 £53,100 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.66% +6.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +8 18 £45,000 -21.73% 3
Broxbourne - 14 £22,500 -
Stevenage -7 11 £45,000 +28.57%
Watford -13 8 £35,000 -27.08% 1
Hemel Hempstead +13 4 £32,500 -21.21%
Welwyn Garden City 0 2 - -
Hoddesdon - 2 £28,750 -
Rickmansworth - 2 £47,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 56 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (59.30%) QA
3 48 (55.81%) Selenium
4 38 (44.19%) ISTQB
5 32 (37.21%) WebDriver
6 26 (30.23%) JIRA
7 25 (29.07%) Test Scripting
7 25 (29.07%) Scrum
8 23 (26.74%) BDD
8 23 (26.74%) Functional Testing
9 21 (24.42%) TDD
10 20 (23.26%) ISEB
11 18 (20.93%) Automation Testing
12 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (18.60%) C#
12 16 (18.60%) Performance Testing
12 16 (18.60%) Stress Testing
12 16 (18.60%) Scalability Testing
13 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
14 14 (16.28%) SQL
14 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
14 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (16.28%) Test Strategy
15 12 (13.95%) Finance
15 12 (13.95%) .NET
16 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET
16 11 (12.79%) Automated Testing
17 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
18 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
18 9 (10.47%) Git (software)

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 6 (6.98%) Confluence
1 6 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (55.81%) Selenium
2 32 (37.21%) WebDriver
3 26 (30.23%) JIRA
4 9 (10.47%) Cucumber
4 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.14%) Robot Framework
6 6 (6.98%) JUnit
6 6 (6.98%) Maven
6 6 (6.98%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.81%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.65%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.33%) Appium
10 2 (2.33%) Calabash
10 2 (2.33%) JBehave
10 2 (2.33%) Subversion
11 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (1.16%) Mockito
11 1 (1.16%) Moq
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (38.37%) Analyst
1 33 (38.37%) Test Analyst
2 22 (25.58%) Tester
3 19 (22.09%) QA Leader
3 19 (22.09%) Software Tester
4 14 (16.28%) Developer
5 13 (15.12%) QA Team Leader
5 13 (15.12%) Team Leader
6 11 (12.79%) Technical Leader
7 10 (11.63%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (10.47%) .NET Developer
8 9 (10.47%) Lead .NET Developer
8 9 (10.47%) Lead Developer
8 9 (10.47%) Technical Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Software Analyst
9 8 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (5.81%) C# Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Junior
11 4 (4.65%) Lead C# Developer
11 4 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 11 (12.79%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.47%) Middleware
3 9 (10.47%) MSMQ
3 9 (10.47%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (10.47%) ZeroMQ
4 8 (9.30%) Gherkin
5 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.98%) RESTful
5 6 (6.98%) Spring
6 3 (3.49%) XML
7 2 (2.33%) Ext JS
7 2 (2.33%) Node.js
7 2 (2.33%) Velocity
8 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.16%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) HTML
8 1 (1.16%) jQuery
8 1 (1.16%) JSON
8 1 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.16%) BBC
2 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Linux
1 5 (5.81%) Unix
2 2 (2.33%) Windows
2 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.07%) Scrum
2 25 (29.07%) Test Scripting
3 23 (26.74%) BDD
3 23 (26.74%) Functional Testing
4 21 (24.42%) TDD
5 18 (20.93%) Automation Testing
6 16 (18.60%) Performance Testing
6 16 (18.60%) Scalability Testing
6 16 (18.60%) Stress Testing
7 14 (16.28%) Test Strategy
7 14 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Automated Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
10 9 (10.47%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
11 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (8.14%) Integration Testing
12 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) C#
2 14 (16.28%) SQL
3 9 (10.47%) Java
4 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.81%) Python
5 5 (5.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (44.19%) ISTQB
2 20 (23.26%) ISEB
3 16 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (59.30%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.98%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) Virgin Media
4 1 (1.16%) Xamarin
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