The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Watford region that had QA Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Tester
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 55 53 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.59% 0.86% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.88% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Median salary - £21,250 -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
474 566 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 93.86% 97.08% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 386 501 369
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £28,300
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region that featured QA Tester in the job title.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Watford region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Watford

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) IIS

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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