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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 57 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.99% 4.18% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 5.49% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 2
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £28,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +46.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £23,000 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £52,500 £30,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
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
419 346 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.47% 76.04% 84.01%
Number of salaries quoted 302 247 289
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 March 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 27 (87.10%) Test Scripting
2 21 (67.74%) C#
3 20 (64.52%) Java
3 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 20 (64.52%) Selenium
3 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
4 19 (61.29%) JBehave
4 19 (61.29%) Cucumber
4 19 (61.29%) BDD
4 19 (61.29%) JUnit
5 18 (58.06%) Web Services
5 18 (58.06%) XML
5 18 (58.06%) NUnit
5 18 (58.06%) Ruby
5 18 (58.06%) WATIR
5 18 (58.06%) Open Source
5 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
5 18 (58.06%) Calabash
5 18 (58.06%) SpecFlow
5 18 (58.06%) Gherkin
5 18 (58.06%) RESTful
6 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) OO
7 6 (19.35%) Banking
8 4 (12.90%) QA
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.68%) .NET
9 3 (9.68%) IIS
9 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Selenium
2 19 (61.29%) JBehave
2 19 (61.29%) Cucumber
2 19 (61.29%) JUnit
3 18 (58.06%) NUnit
3 18 (58.06%) WATIR
3 18 (58.06%) Jenkins
3 18 (58.06%) Calabash
3 18 (58.06%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
6 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
6 1 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 6 (19.35%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Automation Engineer
1 10 (32.26%) Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Test Automation Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Team Leader
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Junior
7 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
7 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) Web Services
1 18 (58.06%) XML
1 18 (58.06%) Gherkin
1 18 (58.06%) RESTful
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) jQuery
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (58.06%) Open Source
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Test Scripting
2 20 (64.52%) Test Automation
3 19 (61.29%) BDD
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) OO
5 3 (9.68%) Workflow
6 2 (6.45%) Data Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Management
7 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.23%) Document Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) C#
2 20 (64.52%) Java
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 18 (58.06%) Ruby
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) hybris
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