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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 84 90 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 56 68 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.58% 2.64% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.06% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 51 52 18
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £59,750 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1908 2220 1911
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.97% 86.31% 81.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1785 1488
Median salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Harpenden +3 19 £45,000 -21.73%
Watford -11 17 £35,000 -12.50%
Radlett - 5 £47,500 -
Hemel Hempstead -2 4 £33,000 -12.00%
Stevenage +3 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Broxbourne - 2 £35,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 75 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (62.28%) QA
3 68 (59.65%) Selenium
4 59 (51.75%) WebDriver
5 43 (37.72%) ISTQB
6 40 (35.09%) Scrum
7 39 (34.21%) Automation Testing
8 35 (30.70%) BDD
8 35 (30.70%) JIRA
8 35 (30.70%) TDD
9 27 (23.68%) Functional Testing
10 26 (22.81%) Test Strategy
10 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
10 26 (22.81%) Finance
11 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
12 24 (21.05%) Java
13 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
14 22 (19.30%) .NET
15 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
16 20 (17.54%) Gherkin
16 20 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (17.54%) Test Automation
17 19 (16.67%) Integration Testing
17 19 (16.67%) SQL
17 19 (16.67%) C#
18 18 (15.79%) JUnit
18 18 (15.79%) Tomcat
18 18 (15.79%) Regression Testing
18 18 (15.79%) Hibernate
18 18 (15.79%) Spring

Software Testing
Top Related 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 18 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 17 (14.91%) Confluence
3 7 (6.14%) CMS
4 6 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.75%) IaaS
1 2 (1.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MariaDB
2 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (59.65%) Selenium
2 59 (51.75%) WebDriver
3 35 (30.70%) JIRA
4 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
5 21 (18.42%) Cucumber
6 18 (15.79%) JUnit
6 18 (15.79%) Maven
6 18 (15.79%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.65%) JBehave
8 9 (7.89%) TeamCity
9 8 (7.02%) Jenkins
10 7 (6.14%) HP UFT
10 7 (6.14%) Robot Framework
11 5 (4.39%) Subversion
12 4 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (3.51%) FitNesse
12 4 (3.51%) Mockito
12 4 (3.51%) Moq
12 4 (3.51%) SpecFlow
13 3 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Retail
3 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Analyst
1 50 (43.86%) Test Analyst
2 22 (19.30%) Tester
3 17 (14.91%) QA Leader
3 17 (14.91%) Software Tester
4 16 (14.04%) Developer
5 14 (12.28%) QA Team Leader
5 14 (12.28%) Team Leader
6 12 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) .NET Developer
8 9 (7.89%) Test Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Software Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (7.02%) Technical Leader
10 6 (5.26%) Lead .NET Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Lead Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (5.26%) Technical Developer
11 5 (4.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.30%) .NET
2 20 (17.54%) Gherkin
3 18 (15.79%) Hibernate
3 18 (15.79%) RESTful
3 18 (15.79%) Spring
4 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 9 (7.89%) Middleware
5 9 (7.89%) MSMQ
5 9 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.26%) ZeroMQ
7 5 (4.39%) XML
8 4 (3.51%) HTML
9 3 (2.63%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.63%) HTML5
9 3 (2.63%) Ninject
10 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.75%) Ext JS
10 2 (1.75%) Node.js
10 2 (1.75%) Velocity
11 1 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.88%) BBC
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Linux
1 9 (7.89%) Unix
2 4 (3.51%) Windows
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (35.09%) Scrum
3 39 (34.21%) Automation Testing
4 35 (30.70%) BDD
4 35 (30.70%) TDD
5 27 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 26 (22.81%) Test Scripting
6 26 (22.81%) Test Strategy
7 20 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (17.54%) Test Automation
8 19 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 18 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (15.79%) Kanban
9 18 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 18 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (14.04%) Performance Testing
10 16 (14.04%) Scalability Testing
10 16 (14.04%) Stress Testing
11 15 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) Java
2 19 (16.67%) C#
2 19 (16.67%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.14%) Python
4 7 (6.14%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (37.72%) ISTQB
2 16 (14.04%) ISEB
3 13 (11.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (62.28%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.91%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (0.88%) Virgin Media
4 1 (0.88%) Xamarin