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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 51 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 18 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.30% 2.96% 4.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.14% 37.93% 41.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 15
Average salary £38,500 £51,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.24% +7.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,500 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £66,250 £55,000
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
56 29 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 10.28% 7.80% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 54 19 24
Average salary £40,000 £51,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.33% +8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,500 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £72,500 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 September 2014.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 20 (48.78%) Degree
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Finance
4 13 (31.71%) UNIX
4 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
5 12 (29.27%) Selenium
6 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
6 11 (26.83%) Banking
6 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
8 9 (21.95%) Java
9 8 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (19.51%) EFT
9 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
10 7 (17.07%) .NET
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.63%) Oracle
11 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
11 6 (14.63%) HTML
12 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
12 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
13 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
13 4 (9.76%) TDD
13 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
13 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
13 4 (9.76%) BDD
13 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (9.76%) Usability Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) ATM
2 2 (4.88%) FTP
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) SSL
2 2 (4.88%) IPv4
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Selenium
2 8 (19.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (12.20%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.32%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.44%) FogBugz
7 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Test Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Graduate
6 3 (7.32%) QA Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Test Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) HTML
3 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.32%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
6 1 (2.44%) J2EE
6 1 (2.44%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) EFT
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.88%) Physics
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
3 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
5 4 (9.76%) BDD
5 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.76%) Usability Testing
5 4 (9.76%) TDD
5 4 (9.76%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Six Sigma
6 3 (7.32%) CMMI
6 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
6 3 (7.32%) System Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Test Management
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Degree
2 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) GMP
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Alterian
4 1 (2.44%) Siebel
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
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