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 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 46 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 13 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.77% 5.22% 2.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 22.03% 60.87% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 14
Median salary £44,250 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.42% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £55,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
59 46 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 12.58% 8.58% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 51
Median salary £47,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £23,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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 25 September 2016.

QA Salary Histogram in Watford

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 20 (71.43%) SQL
3 19 (67.86%) Cucumber
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 15 (53.57%) REST
5 15 (53.57%) API Testing
6 14 (50.00%) Java
6 14 (50.00%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
8 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
8 10 (35.71%) QA Automation
8 10 (35.71%) SDET
8 10 (35.71%) XML
8 10 (35.71%) HP
8 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
8 10 (35.71%) JUnit
8 10 (35.71%) Finance
8 10 (35.71%) TDD
8 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
8 10 (35.71%) Test Management
9 9 (32.14%) RIA
9 9 (32.14%) Web Services
9 9 (32.14%) Internet
9 9 (32.14%) RESTful
9 9 (32.14%) JBehave
9 9 (32.14%) Gherkin
10 8 (28.57%) Automation Testing
11 7 (25.00%) Agile Testing

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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 2 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) Cucumber
3 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
4 10 (35.71%) JUnit
5 9 (32.14%) JBehave
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.57%) LabVIEW
7 1 (3.57%) Maven
7 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) QA Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) QA Test Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Test Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Test Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Java Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) QA Automation Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) Software QA Engineer
5 6 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 4 (14.29%) Tester
7 3 (10.71%) Developer
8 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
8 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) PMO Manager
9 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) REST
2 10 (35.71%) XML
3 9 (32.14%) Gherkin
3 9 (32.14%) RESTful
3 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 6 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (10.71%) WPF
6 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) RIA
2 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) BDD
3 15 (53.57%) API Testing
4 14 (50.00%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
6 10 (35.71%) QA Automation
6 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 10 (35.71%) TDD
6 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 10 (35.71%) Test Management
7 8 (28.57%) Automation Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Testing
8 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (21.43%) Regression Testing
9 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
10 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
11 2 (7.14%) MVVM
11 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) VB
4 4 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.71%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) XAML
7 1 (3.57%) C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
7 1 (3.57%) Groovy
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
Watford, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago