Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 156 119
Rank change year-on-year +11 -37 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 65 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.07% 1.35% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.51% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 34 60 98
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £31,825 £31,700 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £70,000 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.22% +20.00% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,027 4,315 4,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 87.69% 89.75% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,360 3,658 3,390
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.83% +8.06%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Hertfordshire

Software Testing
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +2 17 £36,500 -5.81%
Borehamwood - 8 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £37,500 - 1
Broxbourne - 3 £47,500 -
Stevenage -6 1 £32,000 -8.57% 1
St Albans - 1 £25,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 24 (64.86%) QA
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (35.14%) SDLC
5 12 (32.43%) Degree
6 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
7 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
7 10 (27.03%) Scenario Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (24.32%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) .NET
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
9 8 (21.62%) Selenium
9 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 7 (18.92%) SQL
10 7 (18.92%) Scrum
11 6 (16.22%) Security Management
11 6 (16.22%) Coaching
11 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (16.22%) People Management
12 5 (13.51%) QA Automation
12 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (13.51%) Node.js
12 5 (13.51%) Redmine
12 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) IIS
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 5 (13.51%) LabVIEW
2 5 (13.51%) Redmine
2 5 (13.51%) Subversion
3 3 (8.11%) HP UFT
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Mockito
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Marketing
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
1 2 (5.41%) Romanian Language
1 2 (5.41%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Tester
2 11 (29.73%) QA Tester
3 8 (21.62%) QA Leader
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Junior
5 4 (10.81%) QA Team Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
2 5 (13.51%) Node.js
3 4 (10.81%) HTML
4 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.11%) jQuery
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.41%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.41%) Kafka
5 2 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.70%) J2EE
6 1 (2.70%) JMS
6 1 (2.70%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) WSDL
6 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) Unix
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Test Automation
3 13 (35.14%) SDLC
4 11 (29.73%) Test Strategy
5 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
5 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Acceptance Criteria
6 9 (24.32%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.62%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Scrum
8 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.22%) Coaching
9 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (16.22%) People Management
9 6 (16.22%) Security Management
10 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
10 5 (13.51%) DevOps
10 5 (13.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (64.86%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.70%) webMethods