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 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 32 35 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Permanent jobs citing QA 30 29 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.71% 4.82% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 44.78% 43.94% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 4
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -44.44%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
67 66 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 12.76% 10.96% 6.59%
Number of salaries quoted 58 62 24
Median salary £45,000 £53,568 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.99% +26.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £34,350
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £58,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%

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 1 March 2017.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (69.84%) Java
3 40 (63.49%) Scrum
4 39 (61.90%) Finance
5 36 (57.14%) Selenium
6 31 (49.21%) SQL
6 31 (49.21%) Automation Testing
7 28 (44.44%) Functional Testing
8 27 (42.86%) C#
8 27 (42.86%) Unix
9 26 (41.27%) HP UFT
9 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
9 26 (41.27%) BDD
10 24 (38.10%) TDD
11 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
12 20 (31.75%) Linux
12 20 (31.75%) Python
13 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
14 17 (26.98%) Software Testing
14 17 (26.98%) Gherkin
15 15 (23.81%) JIRA
16 14 (22.22%) Automated Testing
16 14 (22.22%) Regression Testing
16 14 (22.22%) WebDriver
16 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (20.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 13 (20.63%) JUnit
17 13 (20.63%) RESTful
18 11 (17.46%) Spring
19 10 (15.87%) Maven

QA
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 10 (15.87%) Confluence
1 10 (15.87%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.59%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) QlikView
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (57.14%) Selenium
2 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
2 26 (41.27%) HP UFT
3 15 (23.81%) JIRA
4 14 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 13 (20.63%) JUnit
6 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
6 10 (15.87%) Maven
6 10 (15.87%) SoapUI
7 9 (14.29%) JBehave
8 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.59%) Toad
9 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (61.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Analyst
2 29 (46.03%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) QA Analyst
4 14 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
5 13 (20.63%) Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Java Developer
6 8 (12.70%) Software Developer
7 7 (11.11%) Developer in Test
7 7 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (11.11%) QA Tester
7 7 (11.11%) Tester
8 5 (7.94%) Development Manager
9 4 (6.35%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Software Development Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Software Manager
10 3 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) Gherkin
2 13 (20.63%) RESTful
3 11 (17.46%) Spring
4 10 (15.87%) Hibernate
4 10 (15.87%) XML
5 8 (12.70%) .NET
6 3 (4.76%) REST
6 3 (4.76%) Web Services
7 2 (3.17%) CSS
7 2 (3.17%) HTML
7 2 (3.17%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (3.17%) WPF
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.59%) J2EE
8 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.76%) RIA
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Unix
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Android
3 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (87.30%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (63.49%) Scrum
3 31 (49.21%) Automation Testing
4 28 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 26 (41.27%) BDD
6 24 (38.10%) TDD
7 22 (34.92%) Test Automation
8 18 (28.57%) Test Scripting
9 17 (26.98%) Software Testing
10 14 (22.22%) Automated Testing
10 14 (22.22%) Regression Testing
11 13 (20.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (15.87%) ATDD
12 10 (15.87%) Integration Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Kanban
12 10 (15.87%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
14 8 (12.70%) Agile Testing
14 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 44 (69.84%) Java
2 31 (49.21%) SQL
3 27 (42.86%) C#
4 20 (31.75%) Python
5 8 (12.70%) Shell Script
6 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) SDET
2 5 (7.94%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Atlassian
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Adobe
4 1 (1.59%) Google
4 1 (1.59%) hybris
4 1 (1.59%) Monetate
4 1 (1.59%) Optimizely
4 1 (1.59%) Qubit
4 1 (1.59%) Tableau
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