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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 44 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.59% 0.27% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.61% 0.35% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 25 1 7
Average salary £55,000 £75,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +150.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £75,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,125
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
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
446 289 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 81.83% 77.69% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 316 215 197
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Java
3 29 (65.91%) Selenium
4 27 (61.36%) Test Scripting
5 19 (43.18%) Degree
5 19 (43.18%) UNIX
5 19 (43.18%) Finance
6 17 (38.64%) Cucumber
6 17 (38.64%) Gherkin
7 16 (36.36%) Open Source
7 16 (36.36%) Web Services
8 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
9 14 (31.82%) WATIR
9 14 (31.82%) Ruby
9 14 (31.82%) NUnit
9 14 (31.82%) Banking
9 14 (31.82%) XML
9 14 (31.82%) JUnit
9 14 (31.82%) C#
9 14 (31.82%) SpecFlow
9 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
9 14 (31.82%) Calabash
9 14 (31.82%) BDD
9 14 (31.82%) RESTful
9 14 (31.82%) JBehave
10 13 (29.55%) OO
10 13 (29.55%) QA
11 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
12 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
12 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (65.91%) Selenium
2 17 (38.64%) Cucumber
3 14 (31.82%) JBehave
3 14 (31.82%) SpecFlow
3 14 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 14 (31.82%) Calabash
3 14 (31.82%) NUnit
3 14 (31.82%) WATIR
3 14 (31.82%) JUnit
4 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.55%) JMeter
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (43.18%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Graduate
7 3 (6.82%) Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Graduate Support Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) Gherkin
2 16 (36.36%) Web Services
3 14 (31.82%) XML
3 14 (31.82%) RESTful
4 6 (13.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Open Source
2 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) EFT
5 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Physics
7 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (61.36%) Test Scripting
2 15 (34.09%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.82%) BDD
4 13 (29.55%) OO
5 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
7 6 (13.64%) Validation
7 6 (13.64%) Data Validation
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.55%) Line Management
8 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.27%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Scrum
9 1 (2.27%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Java
3 14 (31.82%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) Ruby
4 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Degree
2 11 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) SOASTA, Inc
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