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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 60 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.20% 2.29% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 2.79% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 6
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +34.92%
UK excluding London average 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
381 501 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 77.28% 81.86% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 270 373 189
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,066 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) JUnit
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) JBehave
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Open Source
4 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
4 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
4 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Calabash
4 5 (41.67%) NUnit
4 5 (41.67%) Ruby
4 5 (41.67%) WATIR
4 5 (41.67%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) C++
7 1 (8.33%) .NET

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JUnit
1 6 (50.00%) JBehave
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
1 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (41.67%) SpecFlow
2 5 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) Calabash
2 5 (41.67%) NUnit
2 5 (41.67%) WATIR
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) TestNG
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Gherkin
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
1 5 (41.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) Flash
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (41.67%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Document Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Intel
1 1 (8.33%) hybris