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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 40 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Permanent jobs citing QA 34 17 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.85% 3.18% 2.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 64.15% 31.48% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 7
Average salary £27,500 £23,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.56% -47.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,000 £50,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -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
53 54 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 9.12% 10.09% 6.35%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 16
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £22,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £54,050 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 September 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) SQL
3 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
4 18 (32.14%) Java
4 18 (32.14%) UNIX
5 17 (30.36%) HTML
5 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
6 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
7 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
9 13 (23.21%) Degree
10 12 (21.43%) Selenium
10 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
10 12 (21.43%) Windows
10 12 (21.43%) Linux
10 12 (21.43%) Firewall
10 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 11 (19.64%) vSphere
11 11 (19.64%) Security Architecture
11 11 (19.64%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (19.64%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (19.64%) Patch Management
11 11 (19.64%) Security Patching
11 11 (19.64%) Security Management
11 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
11 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
11 11 (19.64%) Nagios
11 11 (19.64%) Sophos
11 11 (19.64%) Project Management

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.79%) SAS
4 1 (1.79%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
3 5 (8.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) GoldMine
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
1 4 (7.14%) Basecamp
1 4 (7.14%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) SSH
2 4 (7.14%) PuTTY
2 4 (7.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) DB2
2 9 (16.07%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 12 (21.43%) Selenium
3 11 (19.64%) HP UFT
4 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
4 10 (17.86%) Subversion
5 9 (16.07%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.14%) Toad
6 4 (7.14%) LabVIEW
7 3 (5.36%) JIRA
8 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.79%) Ant
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Tester
2 11 (19.64%) Security Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) IT Security Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Analyst
4 9 (16.07%) Junior
4 9 (16.07%) Automation Tester
4 9 (16.07%) Selenium Tester
5 8 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) QA Tester
7 6 (10.71%) Junior Tester
8 4 (7.14%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Project Coordinator
8 4 (7.14%) Coordinator
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) HTML
2 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) XML
3 9 (16.07%) Flash
3 9 (16.07%) RESTful
3 9 (16.07%) Gherkin
3 9 (16.07%) J2EE
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
4 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 4 (7.14%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) UNIX
2 12 (21.43%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Test Scripting
3 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 11 (19.64%) Information Security
5 11 (19.64%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) Project Management
5 11 (19.64%) Security Management
5 11 (19.64%) Security Architecture
5 11 (19.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (19.64%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (19.64%) Patch Management
5 11 (19.64%) Security Patching
6 9 (16.07%) Coaching
6 9 (16.07%) Document Management
6 9 (16.07%) TDD
6 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.07%) Manual Testing
6 9 (16.07%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) SQL
2 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
3 18 (32.14%) Java
4 8 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.14%) C
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) Jython
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (19.64%) vSphere
1 11 (19.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Nagios
1 11 (19.64%) Nessus
2 9 (16.07%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (19.64%) CheckPoint
1 11 (19.64%) Sophos
1 11 (19.64%) Websense
1 11 (19.64%) VMware
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) IBM
4 4 (7.14%) HP
4 4 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) hybris
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Salary: £22,000 per annum + annual performance bonus (c10-15%)
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Watford
Arrows Group
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 19 days ago