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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 45 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 4.36% 0.26% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.29% 0.34% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 24 1 8
Average salary £55,000 £75,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +160.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £75,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £75,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
454 294 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.55% 76.56% 81.05%
Number of salaries quoted 318 218 203
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £59,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (84.09%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Java
3 28 (63.64%) Selenium
3 28 (63.64%) Test Scripting
4 21 (47.73%) Finance
5 20 (45.45%) UNIX
6 19 (43.18%) Degree
7 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 16 (36.36%) Gherkin
8 15 (34.09%) Open Source
8 15 (34.09%) Banking
8 15 (34.09%) Web Services
9 14 (31.82%) QA
10 13 (29.55%) WATIR
10 13 (29.55%) Ruby
10 13 (29.55%) NUnit
10 13 (29.55%) XML
10 13 (29.55%) JUnit
10 13 (29.55%) OO
10 13 (29.55%) C#
10 13 (29.55%) JBehave
10 13 (29.55%) SpecFlow
10 13 (29.55%) BDD
10 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
10 13 (29.55%) RESTful
10 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
10 13 (29.55%) Calabash
11 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
12 10 (22.73%) Automation Testing
13 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (63.64%) Selenium
2 16 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 13 (29.55%) SpecFlow
3 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
3 13 (29.55%) Calabash
3 13 (29.55%) JBehave
3 13 (29.55%) NUnit
3 13 (29.55%) WATIR
3 13 (29.55%) JUnit
4 9 (20.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.55%) JMeter
5 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.55%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (2.27%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 15 (34.09%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Analyst
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Graduate
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Graduate Support Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
9 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 15 (34.09%) Web Services
3 13 (29.55%) XML
3 13 (29.55%) RESTful
4 6 (13.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Open Source
2 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) EFT
5 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Physics
6 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Test Scripting
2 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
2 13 (29.55%) BDD
2 13 (29.55%) OO
3 10 (22.73%) Automation Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Validation
5 6 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 6 (13.64%) Data Validation
6 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.55%) Line Management
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.27%) Scrum
8 1 (2.27%) Automated Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (84.09%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) C#
3 13 (29.55%) Ruby
4 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Degree
2 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.82%) ISEB
4 1 (2.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) SOASTA, Inc
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