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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 38 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.41% 3.56% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 4.10% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23 16 13
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +161.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £32,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
432 439 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 79.41% 86.76% 80.05%
Number of salaries quoted 382 313 241
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (63.64%) QA
2 26 (59.09%) SQL
3 22 (50.00%) Java
4 19 (43.18%) Functional Testing
5 17 (38.64%) Unix
6 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
6 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
6 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
7 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) Linux
7 15 (34.09%) Oracle
8 14 (31.82%) OO
9 13 (29.55%) Embedded C++
9 13 (29.55%) C
9 13 (29.55%) C++
9 13 (29.55%) Project Management
9 13 (29.55%) Degree
9 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
9 13 (29.55%) Embedded Software Development
10 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
10 11 (25.00%) HP UFT
11 10 (22.73%) IBM
11 10 (22.73%) Finance
12 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
12 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
13 8 (18.18%) C#
13 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (15.91%) SSH

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.09%) IIS
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) PuTTY
1 7 (15.91%) SSH
1 7 (15.91%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (15.91%) Toad
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 6 (13.64%) Selenium
4 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Electronics
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
1 15 (34.09%) Test Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Embedded Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) Tester
4 10 (22.73%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Software Engineer
5 9 (20.45%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) QA Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Applications Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Software Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Web Tester
8 3 (6.82%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) CSS
2 4 (9.09%) J2EE
2 4 (9.09%) jQuery
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) Behat
4 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.27%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Unix
2 15 (34.09%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Functional Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 16 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.82%) OO
5 13 (29.55%) Embedded Software Development
5 13 (29.55%) Project Management
5 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (13.64%) Line Management
7 6 (13.64%) System Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Data Validation
8 5 (11.36%) Quality Management
8 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.36%) Validation
9 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (59.09%) SQL
2 22 (50.00%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) C
3 13 (29.55%) C++
3 13 (29.55%) Embedded C++
4 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
6 8 (18.18%) C#
7 7 (15.91%) Python
8 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Degree
2 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (63.64%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 8583
2 2 (4.55%) ISO20022
3 1 (2.27%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) IBM
3 7 (15.91%) Intel
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) HP
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