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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 37 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 15 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.26% 2.76% 4.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 50.00% 32.61% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 23
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £34,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £75,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
QA
Hertfordshire

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
44 46 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 8.51% 8.47% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37 36 78
Median salary £38,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.94% +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £35,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 5 May 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 30 (57.69%) Functional Testing
3 27 (51.92%) Finance
4 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 24 (46.15%) Unix
6 23 (44.23%) Java
7 22 (42.31%) Oracle
8 21 (40.38%) HP UFT
9 20 (38.46%) Regression Testing
10 19 (36.54%) Selenium
11 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
11 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
12 17 (32.69%) Test Management
12 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
12 17 (32.69%) HP
13 16 (30.77%) PL/SQL
13 16 (30.77%) Oracle Database
14 14 (26.92%) IBM
15 13 (25.00%) Scrum
16 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
16 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
16 12 (23.08%) Automation Testing
17 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
17 10 (19.23%) PRINCE2
17 10 (19.23%) XML
18 9 (17.31%) Project Management
19 8 (15.38%) Linux
19 8 (15.38%) System Testing
19 8 (15.38%) Data Integration

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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:

Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) PuTTY
1 4 (7.69%) SSH
1 4 (7.69%) Telnet
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) HP UFT
2 19 (36.54%) Selenium
3 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 7 (13.46%) JIRA
5 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.69%) Toad
8 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.92%) JBehave
10 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 27 (51.92%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Analyst
2 27 (51.92%) Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) QA Tester
3 9 (17.31%) Tester
4 6 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) PMO Manager
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Software Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) PMO Project Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Project Office Manager
6 4 (7.69%) XML Tester
7 2 (3.85%) Database Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) J2EE
2 6 (11.54%) REST
3 5 (9.62%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) RIA
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Unix
2 8 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Functional Testing
2 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 20 (38.46%) Regression Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 17 (32.69%) Test Management
5 17 (32.69%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.00%) Scrum
7 12 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
7 12 (23.08%) Programme Management
8 10 (19.23%) PRINCE2
9 9 (17.31%) Project Management
10 8 (15.38%) System Testing
11 7 (13.46%) BDD
12 6 (11.54%) Agile Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Automated Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Data Validation
12 6 (11.54%) Manual Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 23 (44.23%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.62%) VB
6 2 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
1 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (1.92%) CISM
2 1 (1.92%) CISMP
2 1 (1.92%) CISSP
2 1 (1.92%) CLAS
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) ISO 8583
1 2 (3.85%) ISO20022
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
2 1 (1.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Oracle
2 17 (32.69%) HP
3 14 (26.92%) IBM
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.92%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.92%) Sophos
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago