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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 39 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Permanent jobs citing QA 40 21 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 7.26% 3.59% 2.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 28.38% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 19 21 6
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £46,750
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
60 74 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.89% 12.65% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 35 67 13
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 July 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.74%) SQL
3 18 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (31.48%) Java
4 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (31.48%) UNIX
5 16 (29.63%) HTML
5 16 (29.63%) Cucumber
6 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 13 (24.07%) Selenium
7 13 (24.07%) Firewall
7 13 (24.07%) Windows
7 13 (24.07%) Linux
7 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
8 12 (22.22%) DB2
8 12 (22.22%) Project Management
8 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 12 (22.22%) Subversion
8 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
9 11 (20.37%) Information Security
9 11 (20.37%) Nessus
9 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (20.37%) Websense
9 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
9 11 (20.37%) Nagios
9 11 (20.37%) Sophos
9 11 (20.37%) Security Management
9 11 (20.37%) ITIL

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) Drupal
2 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (20.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.11%) MS Office
3 5 (9.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) SaaS
1 4 (7.41%) Basecamp
1 4 (7.41%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) SSH
2 2 (3.70%) PuTTY
2 2 (3.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) DB2
2 10 (18.52%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Cucumber
2 13 (24.07%) Selenium
3 12 (22.22%) Subversion
4 10 (18.52%) WebDriver
5 8 (14.81%) HP UFT
6 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
7 4 (7.41%) LabVIEW
8 3 (5.56%) JIRA
9 2 (3.70%) Toad
9 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.70%) Ant
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
1 10 (18.52%) Retail
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Games
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Tester
2 11 (20.37%) Security Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) IT Security Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Automation Tester
3 10 (18.52%) Selenium Tester
4 8 (14.81%) Junior
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Junior Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Quality Manager
7 4 (7.41%) QA Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Coordinator
7 4 (7.41%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Project Coordinator
7 4 (7.41%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) J2EE
2 10 (18.52%) XML
2 10 (18.52%) Flash
2 10 (18.52%) RESTful
2 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
3 7 (12.96%) .NET
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (7.41%) User Experience
4 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) UNIX
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 13 (24.07%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Test Scripting
3 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
4 12 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 12 (22.22%) Project Management
4 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 11 (20.37%) Security Management
5 11 (20.37%) ITIL
5 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (20.37%) Information Security
5 11 (20.37%) Security Architecture
5 11 (20.37%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (20.37%) Patch Management
5 11 (20.37%) Security Patching
6 10 (18.52%) Coaching
6 10 (18.52%) TDD
6 10 (18.52%) Document Management
6 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (18.52%) System Testing
7 8 (14.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) SQL
2 17 (31.48%) Java
2 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.41%) C
4 4 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Jython
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) ISEB
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (20.37%) vSphere
1 11 (20.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Nagios
1 11 (20.37%) Nessus
2 6 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
1 11 (20.37%) Sophos
1 11 (20.37%) Websense
1 11 (20.37%) VMware
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) IBM
3 4 (7.41%) Google
4 3 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) hybris
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