The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 41 38 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 42 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.88% 7.57% 3.77%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 28.57% 61.76% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 22
Median salary £45,000 £27,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,900 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 68 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 13.58% 12.25% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 55 41 72
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing QA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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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 25 July 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 33 (80.49%) SQL
2 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (56.10%) Selenium
4 22 (53.66%) Cucumber
5 20 (48.78%) Functional Testing
6 19 (46.34%) Java
7 18 (43.90%) Finance
7 18 (43.90%) BDD
8 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
8 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
8 17 (41.46%) REST
9 16 (39.02%) API Testing
10 15 (36.59%) XML
11 14 (34.15%) HP UFT
11 14 (34.15%) Scrum
11 14 (34.15%) Automation Testing
11 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
12 13 (31.71%) Test Management
12 13 (31.71%) HP
13 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
14 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
14 10 (24.39%) Unix
14 10 (24.39%) Oracle
15 9 (21.95%) JUnit
15 9 (21.95%) Web Services
15 9 (21.95%) Internet
15 9 (21.95%) TDD
15 9 (21.95%) RESTful
15 9 (21.95%) JBehave
15 9 (21.95%) RIA

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Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.88%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.44%) SSH
2 1 (2.44%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (56.10%) Selenium
2 22 (53.66%) Cucumber
3 17 (41.46%) WebDriver
4 14 (34.15%) HP UFT
5 9 (21.95%) JBehave
5 9 (21.95%) JUnit
6 8 (19.51%) JIRA
6 8 (19.51%) SoapUI
7 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.44%) Toad
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Test Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) QA Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Automation Test Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) QA Test Engineer
4 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Java Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) QA Automation Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) QA Tester
5 8 (19.51%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Test Automation Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Tester
6 6 (14.63%) Software QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Database Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) REST
2 15 (36.59%) XML
3 9 (21.95%) RESTful
3 9 (21.95%) Web Services
4 8 (19.51%) Gherkin
4 8 (19.51%) SOAP
5 4 (9.76%) J2EE
6 2 (4.88%) WPF
7 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) RIA
2 5 (12.20%) Data Integration
2 5 (12.20%) NHS
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Functional Testing
3 18 (43.90%) BDD
4 17 (41.46%) Test Scripting
5 16 (39.02%) API Testing
6 14 (34.15%) Automation Testing
6 14 (34.15%) Scrum
6 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
7 13 (31.71%) Test Management
8 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
9 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
10 9 (21.95%) Agile Testing
10 9 (21.95%) QA Automation
10 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
10 9 (21.95%) TDD
11 8 (19.51%) Waterfall
12 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
12 5 (12.20%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (12.20%) Smoke Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (80.49%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) Java
3 8 (19.51%) VB
4 6 (14.63%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.32%) C#
5 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) HP
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) IBM
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
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