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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 49 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 26 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.39% 2.36% 4.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 41.27% 30.00% 34.55%
Number of salaries quoted 25 9 16
Average salary £42,500 £51,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.47% +21.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £41,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
63 30 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.64% 7.87% 13.96%
Number of salaries quoted 57 17 29
Average salary £42,500 £51,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.47% +21.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £25,000 £24,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 31 October 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 23 (48.94%) Finance
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
3 14 (29.79%) Banking
4 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
5 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
5 11 (23.40%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Selenium
7 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (17.02%) Test Management
8 8 (17.02%) UNIX
8 8 (17.02%) ISEB
8 8 (17.02%) CMMI
8 8 (17.02%) Six Sigma
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) Java
9 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
10 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
10 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.77%) HTML
10 6 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
11 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
11 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
12 4 (8.51%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (4.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) FTP
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) IPv4
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Selenium
2 6 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.13%) FogBugz
7 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 23 (48.94%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Test Manager
3 8 (17.02%) Test Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Consultant
3 8 (17.02%) QA Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Test Consultant
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Tester
7 4 (8.51%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.38%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Software Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) QA Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Graduate
9 2 (4.26%) Architect
10 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
5 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.13%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) J2EE
6 1 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (2.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) EFT
4 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.26%) Physics
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) UNIX
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.40%) Regression Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Software Testing
4 8 (17.02%) Six Sigma
4 8 (17.02%) CMMI
4 8 (17.02%) Test Management
5 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Web Application Development
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.51%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) TDD
8 3 (6.38%) System Testing
8 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.26%) Time Management
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.02%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCTS
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Alterian
4 1 (2.13%) Siebel
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
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