Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 152 153
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 60 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.18% 1.35% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.53% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 49 56 84
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £21,250 £22,150
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,500 £60,575
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +16.92%

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 3726 3923 4717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.64% 88.14% 87.50%
Number of salaries quoted 3135 3234 3843
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Hertford +18 19 £50,000 +81.82%
Watford -5 10 £55,000 +103.70%
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £33,750 -28.95%
Harpenden -3 4 £57,500 +27.78%
Potters Bar - 3 £41,500 -
Waltham Cross - 3 £32,500 -
Stevenage -4 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Hatfield - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £70,000 - 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 30 (57.69%) Test Automation
1 30 (57.69%) BDD
2 25 (48.08%) Manual Testing
3 24 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 22 (42.31%) Retail
5 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
7 16 (30.77%) QA
7 16 (30.77%) Finance
8 15 (28.85%) .NET
8 15 (28.85%) JIRA
8 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
9 14 (26.92%) TDD
10 13 (25.00%) Selenium
11 12 (23.08%) SQL
12 11 (21.15%) C#
12 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
12 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
13 10 (19.23%) SOAP
13 10 (19.23%) EPoS
13 10 (19.23%) Gherkin
14 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
14 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
15 8 (15.38%) Open Source
15 8 (15.38%) Degree
15 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
15 8 (15.38%) XML
15 8 (15.38%) OO
15 8 (15.38%) Java
15 8 (15.38%) SDET

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 (5.77%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TETRA
1 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) MariaDB
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
1 15 (28.85%) JIRA
2 13 (25.00%) Selenium
3 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
3 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
4 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
5 7 (13.46%) NUnit
5 7 (13.46%) SpecFlow
6 3 (5.77%) Subversion
6 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.85%) NeoLoad
7 2 (3.85%) Redmine
7 2 (3.85%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.92%) Appium
8 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.92%) Calabash
8 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 22 (42.31%) Retail
2 16 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (13.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 16 (30.77%) Software Analyst
3 16 (30.77%) Software Test Analyst
4 13 (25.00%) Developer
5 8 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Software Developer
6 7 (13.46%) Tester
7 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
7 6 (11.54%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (11.54%) QA Engineer
7 6 (11.54%) Software Tester
8 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
9 4 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Junior
10 3 (5.77%) QA Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) Senior C# Software Developer
10 3 (5.77%) Senior Software Developer
11 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.85%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) Gherkin
2 10 (19.23%) SOAP
3 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET
4 8 (15.38%) XML
5 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (13.46%) JSON
5 7 (13.46%) REST
6 4 (7.69%) HTML
7 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) Ajax
7 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.85%) HTML5
7 2 (3.85%) Middleware
7 2 (3.85%) MSMQ
7 2 (3.85%) Ninject
7 2 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.85%) Web Services
7 2 (3.85%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) EPoS
2 7 (13.46%) BBC
3 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) BDD
1 30 (57.69%) Test Automation
2 25 (48.08%) Manual Testing
3 24 (46.15%) Test Strategy
4 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
6 14 (26.92%) TDD
7 8 (15.38%) OO
7 8 (15.38%) Open Source
7 8 (15.38%) SDET
8 7 (13.46%) API Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (11.54%) Agile Testing
9 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 6 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.54%) User Stories
10 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
1 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 7 (13.46%) ISEB
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Virgin Media
2 4 (7.69%) Telerik
3 3 (5.77%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) HP