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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 44 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 5.05% 0.83% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.07% 1.10% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27 3 6
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £35,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
445 273 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.18% 75.41% 79.67%
Number of salaries quoted 310 198 184
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (78.57%) SQL
2 28 (66.67%) Selenium
2 28 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 27 (64.29%) Java
4 22 (52.38%) Finance
5 21 (50.00%) Degree
5 21 (50.00%) UNIX
6 17 (40.48%) QA
6 17 (40.48%) Banking
7 15 (35.71%) ISTQB
7 15 (35.71%) Automation Testing
8 12 (28.57%) OO
8 12 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
9 11 (26.19%) Gherkin
10 10 (23.81%) Open Source
10 10 (23.81%) Web Services
11 8 (19.05%) XML
11 8 (19.05%) JUnit
11 8 (19.05%) C#
11 8 (19.05%) WATIR
11 8 (19.05%) Ruby
11 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (19.05%) NUnit
11 8 (19.05%) JBehave
11 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
11 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
11 8 (19.05%) BDD
11 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
11 8 (19.05%) RESTful

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (66.67%) Selenium
2 12 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
4 8 (19.05%) SpecFlow
4 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (19.05%) Calabash
4 8 (19.05%) JBehave
4 8 (19.05%) JUnit
4 8 (19.05%) NUnit
4 8 (19.05%) WATIR
5 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.76%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (4.76%) Hudson
6 1 (2.38%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (52.38%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Test Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Graduate
6 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Graduate Support Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Test Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Gherkin
2 10 (23.81%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) XML
3 8 (19.05%) RESTful
4 5 (11.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Open Source
2 5 (11.90%) EFT
2 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Statistics
5 2 (4.76%) Physics
6 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 15 (35.71%) Automation Testing
3 12 (28.57%) OO
4 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (19.05%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.05%) BDD
5 6 (14.29%) Validation
5 6 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (2.38%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.38%) Scrum
8 1 (2.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) SQL
2 27 (64.29%) Java
3 8 (19.05%) C#
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby
4 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Degree
2 15 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.14%) PhD
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) SOASTA, Inc
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