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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing QA 27 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.36% 2.99% 4.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.54% 34.38% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22 11 19
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £77,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
65 32 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.50% 8.70% 14.95%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 41
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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 19 December 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (58.54%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
2 17 (41.46%) Degree
3 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
4 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
4 12 (29.27%) Banking
5 10 (24.39%) ISEB
5 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
6 9 (21.95%) CMMI
6 9 (21.95%) Six Sigma
6 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (21.95%) Test Management
6 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
7 8 (19.51%) Selenium
7 8 (19.51%) Web Application Development
8 7 (17.07%) SQL
8 7 (17.07%) .NET
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
9 6 (14.63%) HTML
9 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (14.63%) CSS
9 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
10 5 (12.20%) UNIX
10 5 (12.20%) C#
10 5 (12.20%) Java
10 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
11 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (7.32%) IIS
1 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) Subversion
5 1 (2.44%) JBehave
General
1 24 (58.54%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Tester
2 11 (26.83%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Manager
3 9 (21.95%) Consultant
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Tester
4 8 (19.51%) Test Consultant
4 8 (19.51%) QA Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.32%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
8 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) Fraud Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
2 6 (14.63%) CSS
3 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) EFT
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Automated Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
4 9 (21.95%) CMMI
4 9 (21.95%) Six Sigma
4 9 (21.95%) Test Management
5 8 (19.51%) Web Application Development
6 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.32%) System Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 3 (7.32%) Workflow
10 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.88%) Time Management
10 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Degree
2 12 (29.27%) ISTQB
3 10 (24.39%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Siebel
3 1 (2.44%) Thunderhead
3 1 (2.44%) Alterian