The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 32 28 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Permanent jobs citing QA 28 31 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.44% 5.86% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 75.68% 50.82% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 11
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
37 61 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.18% 11.53% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 33 54 31
Median salary £35,000 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +29.41%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +7.14%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

QA
Salary Trend in Watford

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

QA Salary Trend in Watford

QA
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing QA 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 Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (71.74%) Java
3 32 (69.57%) Selenium
4 31 (67.39%) Scrum
5 27 (58.70%) SQL
6 26 (56.52%) Finance
7 24 (52.17%) C#
7 24 (52.17%) Unix
7 24 (52.17%) HP UFT
8 23 (50.00%) Functional Testing
9 20 (43.48%) Automation Testing
10 19 (41.30%) Python
11 18 (39.13%) Linux
12 14 (30.43%) Cucumber
12 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (28.26%) TDD
13 13 (28.26%) BDD
14 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
15 11 (23.91%) JUnit
16 10 (21.74%) RESTful
16 10 (21.74%) JIRA
17 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
17 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
17 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
17 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
18 8 (17.39%) .NET
18 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
19 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
19 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
19 7 (15.22%) QA Automation

QA
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 5 (10.87%) Confluence
1 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (69.57%) Selenium
2 24 (52.17%) HP UFT
3 14 (30.43%) Cucumber
4 12 (26.09%) WebDriver
5 11 (23.91%) JUnit
6 10 (21.74%) JIRA
7 6 (13.04%) JBehave
7 6 (13.04%) Maven
8 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.17%) Toad
9 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Analyst
2 24 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 15 (32.61%) QA Analyst
4 14 (30.43%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) Development Manager
7 5 (10.87%) Java Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) QA Tester
8 4 (8.70%) Tester
9 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Software Development Manager
9 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
10 2 (4.35%) .NET Applications Developer
10 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
10 2 (4.35%) C# Application Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) RESTful
2 8 (17.39%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) Gherkin
3 6 (13.04%) XML
4 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
4 5 (10.87%) REST
4 5 (10.87%) Spring
4 5 (10.87%) Web Services
5 3 (6.52%) WPF
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) RIA
2 5 (10.87%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Unix
2 18 (39.13%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (89.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (67.39%) Scrum
3 23 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 20 (43.48%) Automation Testing
5 13 (28.26%) BDD
5 13 (28.26%) TDD
6 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Regression Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.22%) QA Automation
7 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.04%) Agile Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Software Delivery
9 5 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Java
2 27 (58.70%) SQL
3 24 (52.17%) C#
4 19 (41.30%) Python
5 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) XAML
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.70%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) hybris
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