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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 44 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 0 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.90% - 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% - 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 23
Median salary £37,500 - £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 - £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 - £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
428 435 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.79% 80.11% 82.87%
Number of salaries quoted 351 316 370
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £34,066 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
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
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 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 26 (70.27%) QA
3 18 (48.65%) Unix
4 17 (45.95%) Functional Testing
5 16 (43.24%) Java
6 14 (37.84%) Oracle
6 14 (37.84%) Finance
7 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
7 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
8 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
8 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
9 11 (29.73%) Degree
10 10 (27.03%) Project Management
10 10 (27.03%) XML
11 9 (24.32%) C
12 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
12 8 (21.62%) C++
12 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
12 8 (21.62%) Linux
12 8 (21.62%) OO
12 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
12 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
12 8 (21.62%) Embedded Software Development
12 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
13 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
13 7 (18.92%) System Testing
13 7 (18.92%) IBM
13 7 (18.92%) J2EE
14 6 (16.22%) Validation

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 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) PuTTY
1 4 (10.81%) SSH
1 4 (10.81%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Informix
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) HP UFT
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.81%) Toad
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Electronics
3 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
1 14 (37.84%) Test Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) QA Tester
2 9 (24.32%) Tester
3 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (18.92%) Software Engineer
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Software Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) XML Tester
8 3 (8.11%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
9 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) XML
2 7 (18.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Unix
2 8 (21.62%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Functional Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
2 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Regression Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Project Management
5 8 (21.62%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (21.62%) OO
5 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
6 7 (18.92%) Automation Testing
6 7 (18.92%) System Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Data Validation
7 6 (16.22%) Line Management
7 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
7 6 (16.22%) Quality Management
7 6 (16.22%) Validation
8 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) Shell Script
4 9 (24.32%) C
5 8 (21.62%) C++
5 8 (21.62%) Embedded C++
5 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.11%) C#
7 2 (5.41%) Python
8 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (70.27%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 8583
2 2 (5.41%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) IBM
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Intel
6 1 (2.70%) Xamarin
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