The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 49 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.12% 1.13% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.35% 1.46% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 4
Average salary £42,500 £28,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.44% +2.72%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 274 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.15% 77.62% 82.79%
Number of salaries quoted 332 228 192
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Watford region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Watford

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Watford region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 28 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 25 (71.43%) Selenium
3 22 (62.86%) QA
3 22 (62.86%) SQL
4 19 (54.29%) Degree
5 18 (51.43%) ISTQB
5 18 (51.43%) Automation Testing
6 17 (48.57%) Finance
7 16 (45.71%) Banking
7 16 (45.71%) Java
8 14 (40.00%) UNIX
8 14 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 9 (25.71%) OO
10 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
11 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
12 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
13 4 (11.43%) Data Validation
13 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
13 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (11.43%) Statistics
13 4 (11.43%) Validation
13 4 (11.43%) ISEB
13 4 (11.43%) Quality Management
13 4 (11.43%) PhD
14 3 (8.57%) Physics
15 2 (5.71%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
15 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
15 2 (5.71%) GWT

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) Selenium
2 14 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Test Engineer
2 16 (45.71%) Senior Test Engineer
3 15 (42.86%) Tester
4 11 (31.43%) Graduate
5 8 (22.86%) Analyst
5 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.71%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.71%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Statistics
3 3 (8.57%) Physics
4 2 (5.71%) EFT
5 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.86%) Equities
5 1 (2.86%) Derivative
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 18 (51.43%) Automation Testing
3 9 (25.71%) OO
4 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Data Validation
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Validation
5 4 (11.43%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.71%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.86%) User Stories
7 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 16 (45.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) Degree
2 18 (51.43%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB
3 4 (11.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (62.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
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