The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank - 58 48
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford - 0.54% 3.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.69% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £43,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.34%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Test Strategy
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
459 290 312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 79.55% 78.38% 79.39%
Number of salaries quoted 328 214 208
Average salary £47,500 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.85% -13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £30,625 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Watford region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Watford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (33.33%) EPoS
3 2 (33.33%) EFT
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (33.33%) JMeter
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS
1 2 (33.33%) EFT
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) SOASTA, Inc