The first table below looks at the demand for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 50 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 23 23 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.95% 6.52% 10.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 24.47% 53.49% 73.08%
Number of salaries quoted 22 21 17
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
94 43 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 16.15% 12.18% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80 39 25
Average salary £44,000 £32,500 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.38% -39.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £67,250 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
QA
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QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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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 April 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing QA 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 QA.

1 24 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 21 (63.64%) Degree
4 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
4 19 (57.58%) Finance
5 18 (54.55%) UNIX
6 17 (51.52%) Java
6 17 (51.52%) Banking
6 17 (51.52%) Selenium
7 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (42.42%) Automation Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Validation
10 5 (15.15%) EFT
10 5 (15.15%) ISEB
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle
11 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.12%) OO
11 4 (12.12%) Data Mining
11 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
11 4 (12.12%) Data Validation
11 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
12 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
12 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Usability Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
12 3 (9.09%) Physics
12 3 (9.09%) Scrum
12 3 (9.09%) ATM
12 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing QA 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 QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (51.52%) Selenium
2 15 (45.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.03%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 17 (51.52%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 12 (36.36%) Senior Test Engineer
2 12 (36.36%) Analyst
3 11 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 8 (24.24%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Graduate
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.03%) Project Director
7 1 (3.03%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) GWT
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) EFT
2 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 3 (9.09%) Physics
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Equities
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.03%) Derivative
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) UNIX
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Test Scripting
2 22 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 14 (42.42%) Automation Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Validation
5 4 (12.12%) OO
5 4 (12.12%) Quality Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Validation
5 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Usability Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.03%) User Stories
8 1 (3.03%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.06%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (63.64%) Degree
2 19 (57.58%) ISTQB
3 5 (15.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) GMP
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
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