The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 30 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -14
Permanent jobs citing QA 32 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.88% 1.38% 2.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 57.14% 23.33% 18.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30 4 12
Average salary £48,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.94% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £32,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,250 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
56 30 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.29% 5.93% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 53 21 53
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £67,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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

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 February 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 28 (50.91%) Software Testing
3 25 (45.45%) Functional Testing
4 23 (41.82%) Unix
5 22 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 21 (38.18%) Java
6 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (32.73%) Oracle
8 17 (30.91%) PL/SQL
8 17 (30.91%) HP UFT
8 17 (30.91%) Finance
9 14 (25.45%) Programme Management
9 14 (25.45%) Project Management
9 14 (25.45%) Test Scripting
9 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
10 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
11 12 (21.82%) IBM
12 11 (20.00%) Scrum
12 11 (20.00%) Cucumber
12 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
13 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
13 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 10 (18.18%) HP
13 10 (18.18%) Data Modelling
14 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
14 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
14 9 (16.36%) Degree
15 8 (14.55%) Selenium
15 8 (14.55%) Line Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) PuTTY
1 7 (12.73%) SSH
1 7 (12.73%) Telnet
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) HP UFT
2 11 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (14.55%) Selenium
4 7 (12.73%) Toad
5 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 21 (38.18%) Test Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Tester
4 10 (18.18%) QA Tester
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) PMO Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Applications Tester
7 4 (7.27%) PMO Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Project Office Manager
8 3 (5.45%) PMO Lead
8 3 (5.45%) Senior PMO
8 3 (5.45%) Software Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) XML Tester
9 2 (3.64%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.64%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) CSS
3 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) J2EE
3 4 (7.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Unix
2 6 (10.91%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) Software Testing
2 25 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 22 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (25.45%) Programme Management
5 14 (25.45%) Project Management
5 14 (25.45%) Test Scripting
6 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
7 11 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 11 (20.00%) Scrum
8 10 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 8 (14.55%) Line Management
9 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
10 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
10 7 (12.73%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (12.73%) System Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.73%) Test Management
11 5 (9.09%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) SQL
2 21 (38.18%) Java
3 17 (30.91%) PL/SQL
4 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.82%) CISM
3 1 (1.82%) CISMP
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) CLAS
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 8583
1 2 (3.64%) ISO20022
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
2 1 (1.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) IBM
3 10 (18.18%) HP
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.82%) Sophos
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Websense
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