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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 61 54 72
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.53% 1.06% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.08% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
Median salary £26,500 £21,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+24.70% -46.87%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
QA Tester
Hertfordshire

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
543 463 606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 95.94% 98.09% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 462 394 458
Median salary £51,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) SDET
5 1 (14.29%) Groovy
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery

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 2 (28.57%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle