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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 19 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.66% 3.44% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.37% 4.49% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 6
Average salary £55,000 £21,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+161.90% -58.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £19,500 £48,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
435 312 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.82% 76.66% 84.49%
Number of salaries quoted 310 221 317
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 29 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 31 (73.81%) Test Scripting
2 29 (69.05%) SQL
3 28 (66.67%) Java
4 25 (59.52%) C#
5 24 (57.14%) Selenium
5 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
6 23 (54.76%) Cucumber
6 23 (54.76%) BDD
6 23 (54.76%) JBehave
6 23 (54.76%) JUnit
7 22 (52.38%) Web Services
7 22 (52.38%) XML
7 22 (52.38%) NUnit
7 22 (52.38%) Ruby
7 22 (52.38%) SpecFlow
7 22 (52.38%) Gherkin
7 22 (52.38%) RESTful
7 22 (52.38%) Open Source
7 22 (52.38%) WATIR
7 22 (52.38%) Jenkins
7 22 (52.38%) Calabash
8 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (30.95%) OO
10 10 (23.81%) Banking
11 9 (21.43%) Finance
12 8 (19.05%) Degree
13 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 7 (16.67%) UNIX
14 6 (14.29%) Linux
14 6 (14.29%) J2EE

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Selenium
2 23 (54.76%) Cucumber
2 23 (54.76%) JBehave
2 23 (54.76%) JUnit
3 22 (52.38%) NUnit
3 22 (52.38%) SpecFlow
3 22 (52.38%) WATIR
3 22 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 22 (52.38%) Calabash
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.38%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) JIRA
6 1 (2.38%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.38%) TestNG
General
1 10 (23.81%) Banking
2 9 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 13 (30.95%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 11 (26.19%) Test Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Test Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (7.14%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.76%) QA Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Junior
9 1 (2.38%) Systems Test Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
1 22 (52.38%) XML
1 22 (52.38%) Gherkin
1 22 (52.38%) RESTful
2 6 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) CSS
3 3 (7.14%) jQuery
4 2 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) Flash
5 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Open Source
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) UNIX
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Test Scripting
2 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 23 (54.76%) BDD
4 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) OO
6 6 (14.29%) Validation
6 6 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
7 3 (7.14%) Workflow
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Line Management
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.38%) Document Management
9 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 28 (66.67%) Java
3 25 (59.52%) C#
4 22 (52.38%) Ruby
5 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) ISEB
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) hybris