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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 29 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Permanent jobs citing QA 35 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.15% 5.32% 5.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.81% 41.67% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 32 22 27
Median salary £35,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +15.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £21,325 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £55,000 £65,000
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
54 60 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 9.49% 12.77% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 59
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £22,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,619 £44,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.02%

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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 7 December 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Selenium
3 30 (61.22%) Java
3 30 (61.22%) SQL
4 29 (59.18%) Scrum
5 21 (42.86%) Finance
6 20 (40.82%) HP UFT
6 20 (40.82%) Functional Testing
7 19 (38.78%) C#
8 18 (36.73%) Unix
8 18 (36.73%) Automation Testing
9 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
9 16 (32.65%) BDD
10 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
11 14 (28.57%) TDD
11 14 (28.57%) Python
12 13 (26.53%) Linux
12 13 (26.53%) JUnit
13 12 (24.49%) RESTful
13 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (22.45%) REST
14 11 (22.45%) QA Automation
14 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
14 11 (22.45%) XML
15 10 (20.41%) JIRA
15 10 (20.41%) SDET
16 9 (18.37%) Gherkin
16 9 (18.37%) JBehave
16 9 (18.37%) RIA
16 9 (18.37%) Internet

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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 3 (6.12%) Confluence
1 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (63.27%) Selenium
2 20 (40.82%) HP UFT
3 16 (32.65%) Cucumber
4 15 (30.61%) WebDriver
5 13 (26.53%) JUnit
6 10 (20.41%) JIRA
7 9 (18.37%) JBehave
8 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
9 4 (8.16%) Maven
10 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
11 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.04%) Toad
11 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Analyst
2 20 (40.82%) Test Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) QA Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 10 (20.41%) Test Engineer
6 9 (18.37%) Java Engineer
6 9 (18.37%) Software Test Engineer
6 9 (18.37%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) QA Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) QA Tester
7 7 (14.29%) Tester
8 6 (12.24%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (12.24%) Developer
8 6 (12.24%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Software QA Engineer
9 5 (10.20%) Development Manager
10 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
10 3 (6.12%) Software Development Manager
10 3 (6.12%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) RESTful
2 11 (22.45%) REST
2 11 (22.45%) XML
3 9 (18.37%) Gherkin
3 9 (18.37%) Web Services
4 8 (16.33%) .NET
5 3 (6.12%) Hibernate
5 3 (6.12%) Spring
5 3 (6.12%) WPF
6 2 (4.08%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) RIA
3 5 (10.20%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.12%) NHS
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Unix
2 13 (26.53%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (59.18%) Scrum
3 20 (40.82%) Functional Testing
4 18 (36.73%) Automation Testing
5 16 (32.65%) BDD
6 14 (28.57%) TDD
7 11 (22.45%) QA Automation
7 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.33%) API Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.24%) Agile Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Software Delivery
11 5 (10.20%) Test Management
12 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Java
1 30 (61.22%) SQL
2 19 (38.78%) C#
3 14 (28.57%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.20%) PL/SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) VB
6 2 (4.08%) XAML
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) HP
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.04%) hybris
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