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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 57 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 14 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.56% 2.64% 5.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.42% 37.04% 48.72%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 16
Average salary £38,000 £45,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £54,200 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
53 27 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 9.69% 7.12% 10.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49 18 25
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,000 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

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 16 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 17 (44.74%) Degree
4 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
4 15 (39.47%) UNIX
4 15 (39.47%) Finance
5 12 (31.58%) Selenium
5 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
6 11 (28.95%) Banking
6 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
7 10 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (26.32%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
8 9 (23.68%) EFT
9 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 6 (15.79%) Data Mining
10 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.16%) Usability Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.16%) ATM
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) .NET
11 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
12 3 (7.89%) TDD
12 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
12 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (7.89%) SaaS
12 3 (7.89%) Cucumber

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) ATM
2 2 (5.26%) IPv4
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) SSL
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Selenium
2 10 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (13.16%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Tester
5 5 (13.16%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Software Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate
7 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) QA Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Risk Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Network Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.68%) EFT
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.26%) Physics
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) UNIX
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.16%) Usability Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.89%) BDD
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
8 2 (5.26%) System Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.63%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Degree
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) MCTS
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) GMP
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Alterian
4 1 (2.63%) Siebel
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
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