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 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.42% 4.62% 6.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.13% 30.68% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 17
Average salary £48,750 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £39,600 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +4.21%
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
46 88 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 8.73% 15.07% 11.44%
Number of salaries quoted 36 79 31
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £56,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 7 May 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Subversion
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) DB2
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) HTML
5 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) System Testing
6 5 (20.00%) RESTful
6 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.00%) SaaS
6 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
6 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
6 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
6 5 (20.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.00%) Document Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
2 1 (4.00%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) SaaS
2 4 (16.00%) Dropbox
2 4 (16.00%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) DB2
2 5 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Subversion
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Ant
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) JBehave
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Project Coordinator
3 4 (16.00%) Coordinator
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Project Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Quality Manager
4 3 (12.00%) QA Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Assurance Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Junior
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) RESTful
2 5 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 5 (20.00%) XML
2 5 (20.00%) Flash
2 5 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.00%) User Experience
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) System Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 5 (20.00%) Document Management
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Coaching
7 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) Mobile Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (12.00%) Change Control
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
3 2 (8.00%) Jython
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Ansible
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
1 2 (8.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Google
2 2 (8.00%) Sophos
2 2 (8.00%) Websense
2 2 (8.00%) IBM
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) hybris
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Thunderhead
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