The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 55 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.42% 2.17% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 2.42% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 12 22
Median salary £25,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Software Testing
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 496 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.63% 89.69% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 332 374 369
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £58,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) QA
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 6 (33.33%) C
5 6 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) OO
6 5 (27.78%) C++
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) J2EE
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (22.22%) NHS
7 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Electronics

Software Testing
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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) PuTTY
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) Informix
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) QA Tester
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Database Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) OO
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Line Management
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Data Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) BDD
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) C
2 6 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) C++
3 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
4 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 3 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Intel
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin