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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Permanent jobs citing QA 9 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.78% 4.09% 5.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.03% 25.61% 52.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 20
Average salary £67,500 £41,750 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.67% -4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £52,500 £61,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,588 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.36%
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
31 82 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.14% 15.95% 9.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25 67 36
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £75,000 £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 27 March 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) Finance
3 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
5 9 (29.03%) Degree
5 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
5 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
6 8 (25.81%) ISEB
6 8 (25.81%) Test Management
6 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
6 8 (25.81%) Web Application Development
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) Banking
8 6 (19.35%) CMMI
8 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma
8 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
10 4 (12.90%) UNIX
10 4 (12.90%) Java
11 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
11 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 3 (9.68%) C#
11 3 (9.68%) HTML
11 3 (9.68%) SQL
11 3 (9.68%) .NET
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
11 3 (9.68%) DB2

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) DB2
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) JBehave
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Tester
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Tester
3 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Test Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Quality Manager
5 3 (9.68%) QA Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.68%) QA Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Programme Assurance Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) CSS
1 3 (9.68%) jQuery
2 2 (6.45%) RESTful
2 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) XML
2 2 (6.45%) Flash
2 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Regression Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) Test Management
4 8 (25.81%) Web Application Development
5 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 6 (19.35%) CMMI
6 6 (19.35%) Six Sigma
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.90%) Programme Management
9 3 (9.68%) Workflow
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.68%) Change Control
9 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Jython
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Degree
2 8 (25.81%) ISEB
2 8 (25.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) hybris
3 1 (3.23%) Thunderhead
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
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