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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 115 99 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 31 32 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.28% 1.67% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.23% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 39
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,450 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1880 1434 2290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.85% 74.92% 76.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1131 1897
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £61,000 £67,500
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -1 25 £55,000 +150.00% 1
Stevenage -5 2 £33,250 -26.11%
Welwyn Garden City -8 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 47 (71.21%) SQL
2 35 (53.03%) Java
2 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
3 32 (48.48%) Selenium
4 30 (45.45%) C#
5 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
6 22 (33.33%) JUnit
6 22 (33.33%) Web Services
6 22 (33.33%) XML
6 22 (33.33%) RESTful
6 22 (33.33%) JBehave
6 22 (33.33%) Open Source
6 22 (33.33%) WATIR
6 22 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 22 (33.33%) BDD
6 22 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 22 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 22 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 22 (33.33%) Calabash
6 22 (33.33%) NUnit
6 22 (33.33%) Ruby
7 21 (31.82%) Degree
8 20 (30.30%) Finance
9 19 (28.79%) QA
9 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (24.24%) UNIX
11 14 (21.21%) OO
11 14 (21.21%) Banking
12 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
13 10 (15.15%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (3.03%) IIS
1 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 9 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (48.48%) Selenium
2 22 (33.33%) JBehave
2 22 (33.33%) JUnit
2 22 (33.33%) NUnit
2 22 (33.33%) WATIR
2 22 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 22 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 22 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 22 (33.33%) Calabash
3 8 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.52%) FogBugz
General
1 20 (30.30%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Test Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) Test Analyst
4 12 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Tester
7 6 (9.09%) Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
9 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Graduate
10 3 (4.55%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.03%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) Web Services
1 22 (33.33%) XML
1 22 (33.33%) RESTful
1 22 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.12%) .NET
3 7 (10.61%) J2EE
4 6 (9.09%) WinForms
5 3 (4.55%) MFC
5 3 (4.55%) HTML
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (4.55%) WPF
5 3 (4.55%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.03%) jQuery
6 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.03%) CSS
7 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (33.33%) Open Source
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.55%) EFT
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.55%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Physics
6 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) Test Scripting
2 25 (37.88%) Test Automation
3 22 (33.33%) BDD
4 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.21%) OO
6 10 (15.15%) Validation
7 7 (10.61%) Quality Management
7 7 (10.61%) Data Validation
7 7 (10.61%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) Line Management
9 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.06%) Web Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Product Management
10 3 (4.55%) MVVM
10 3 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.55%) Project Management
10 3 (4.55%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (71.21%) SQL
2 35 (53.03%) Java
3 30 (45.45%) C#
4 22 (33.33%) Ruby
5 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.55%) Perl
8 3 (4.55%) C++
8 3 (4.55%) VB
9 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (31.82%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 8 (12.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Business Objects
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Proteus Europe
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Hudson - London
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £28000 - £29000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago