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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 60 50 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs citing QA 10 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.93% 2.70% 4.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 29.41% 22.45% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 21
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -52.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £19,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
34 49 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 6.55% 12.04% 12.04%
Number of salaries quoted 24 38 43
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,950 £23,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Degree
3 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
4 10 (28.57%) ISEB
4 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.71%) CMMI
5 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
5 9 (25.71%) Banking
5 9 (25.71%) Six Sigma
5 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
5 9 (25.71%) Test Management
6 8 (22.86%) Web Application Development
7 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Selenium
9 5 (14.29%) .NET
9 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) CSS
10 4 (11.43%) SQL
10 4 (11.43%) C#
10 4 (11.43%) HTML
10 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
11 3 (8.57%) System Testing
11 3 (8.57%) jQuery
11 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
11 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (8.57%) Test Automation

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
3 1 (2.86%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) JBehave
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Tester
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
3 9 (25.71%) Consultant
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Tester
4 8 (22.86%) Test Consultant
4 8 (22.86%) QA Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.71%) Junior
8 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
9 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Marketing Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Fraud Business Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Campaign Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 1 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 13 (37.14%) Test Scripting
3 10 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Six Sigma
4 9 (25.71%) CMMI
4 9 (25.71%) Test Management
5 8 (22.86%) Web Application Development
6 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.57%) Workflow
8 3 (8.57%) System Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.71%) Time Management
9 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (2.86%) Analytics
10 1 (2.86%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 10 (28.57%) ISEB
3 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Siebel
3 1 (2.86%) Thunderhead
3 1 (2.86%) Alterian
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