The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 52 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Permanent jobs citing QA 22 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.78% 2.54% 3.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.95% 50.00% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 12
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% -31.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £30,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,750 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
76 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 13.06% 5.08% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 69 12 19
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £30,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
QA
Hertfordshire

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 22 July 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (67.39%) Test Scripting
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
3 27 (58.70%) Software Testing
4 26 (56.52%) Degree
5 25 (54.35%) UNIX
6 24 (52.17%) Finance
7 23 (50.00%) ISTQB
8 22 (47.83%) Java
8 22 (47.83%) Banking
8 22 (47.83%) Selenium
9 20 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 20 (43.48%) Automation Testing
10 11 (23.91%) EFT
11 7 (15.22%) Oracle
11 7 (15.22%) Validation
12 6 (13.04%) Data Mining
12 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
13 5 (10.87%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (10.87%) ATM
13 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
13 5 (10.87%) Usability Testing
14 4 (8.70%) .NET
14 4 (8.70%) OO
14 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
14 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
15 3 (6.52%) GMP
15 3 (6.52%) ISEB
15 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
15 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) ATM
2 2 (4.35%) FTP
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (4.35%) IPv4
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) Selenium
2 20 (43.48%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (6.52%) FitNesse
4 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.17%) FogBugz
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 22 (47.83%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Test Engineer
2 14 (30.43%) Analyst
3 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 10 (21.74%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (17.39%) Tester
6 5 (10.87%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Graduate
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) QA Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Developer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.17%) Graduate Support Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 1 (2.17%) Consultant
9 1 (2.17%) Support Technician
9 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.35%) GWT
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) EFT
2 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Derivative
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Test Scripting
2 27 (58.70%) Software Testing
3 20 (43.48%) Automation Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Validation
5 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.87%) Usability Testing
7 4 (8.70%) OO
7 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
7 4 (8.70%) Data Validation
8 3 (6.52%) BDD
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.52%) TDD
8 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Process Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 22 (47.83%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Degree
2 23 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCTS
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) GMP
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
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