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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 44 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs citing QA 15 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.14% 5.89% 3.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.79% 59.26% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 24
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 £36,000 £23,550 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
56 54 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 11.72% 9.94% 15.21%
Number of salaries quoted 51 31 85
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

QA
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

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 30 June 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 37 (88.10%) SQL
2 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (59.52%) Functional Testing
4 22 (52.38%) Java
5 21 (50.00%) Finance
5 21 (50.00%) Selenium
6 20 (47.62%) Cucumber
7 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
8 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
9 17 (40.48%) HP UFT
10 16 (38.10%) Oracle
10 16 (38.10%) Unix
11 15 (35.71%) Regression Testing
11 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
12 14 (33.33%) Test Management
12 14 (33.33%) BDD
12 14 (33.33%) HP
12 14 (33.33%) XML
13 13 (30.95%) Scrum
13 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
13 13 (30.95%) REST
13 13 (30.95%) Automation Testing
14 12 (28.57%) API Testing
15 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
15 10 (23.81%) PL/SQL
15 10 (23.81%) IBM
16 8 (19.05%) Agile Testing
17 7 (16.67%) JIRA
17 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
17 7 (16.67%) Waterfall

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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 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 3 (7.14%) SSH
2 3 (7.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (47.62%) Cucumber
3 17 (40.48%) HP UFT
4 13 (30.95%) WebDriver
5 7 (16.67%) JIRA
5 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 6 (14.29%) JBehave
6 6 (14.29%) JUnit
7 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.14%) Toad
8 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 22 (52.38%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) QA Tester
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) QA Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Java Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) QA Automation Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) QA Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Software Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) XML Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Software QA Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Database Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) XML
2 13 (30.95%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) SOAP
4 6 (14.29%) J2EE
4 6 (14.29%) RESTful
4 6 (14.29%) Web Services
5 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.38%) .NET
6 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Data Integration
1 6 (14.29%) RIA
2 4 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Unix
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) Functional Testing
3 19 (45.24%) Software Testing
4 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 15 (35.71%) Regression Testing
5 15 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 14 (33.33%) BDD
6 14 (33.33%) Test Management
7 13 (30.95%) Automation Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Scrum
8 12 (28.57%) API Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Agile Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
11 6 (14.29%) QA Automation
11 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 6 (14.29%) TDD
12 4 (9.52%) Data Validation
12 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
12 4 (9.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) SQL
2 22 (52.38%) Java
3 10 (23.81%) PL/SQL
4 7 (16.67%) VB
5 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SDET
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.38%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 14 (33.33%) HP
3 10 (23.81%) IBM
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £61,000 per annum including Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford
Nixor
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago