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

Software Testing
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 113 139
Rank change year-on-year -8 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 25 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.18% 1.23% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.42% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25 23 31
Median salary £45,000 £60,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +87.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

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 1846 1978 2480
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.49% 87.17% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1620 1965
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 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 June 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
Watford -6 8 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Hemel Hempstead -2 6 £32,500 -16.12%
Harpenden 0 5 £57,500 -4.16%
Hertford - 4 £42,500 - 1
St Albans - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
2 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (55.56%) QA
4 42 (51.85%) Selenium
5 37 (45.68%) WebDriver
6 31 (38.27%) Test Strategy
7 30 (37.04%) Finance
8 28 (34.57%) BDD
9 27 (33.33%) JIRA
10 26 (32.10%) .NET
11 23 (28.40%) Scrum
11 23 (28.40%) TDD
12 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
12 22 (27.16%) Integration Testing
13 20 (24.69%) Java
13 20 (24.69%) SQL
13 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
13 20 (24.69%) Gherkin
14 19 (23.46%) Test Scripting
14 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
15 18 (22.22%) C#
15 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
16 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (18.52%) Kanban
17 15 (18.52%) RESTful
17 15 (18.52%) Spring
17 15 (18.52%) Maven
17 15 (18.52%) Hibernate
17 15 (18.52%) JUnit
17 15 (18.52%) Tomcat

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 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 14 (17.28%) Confluence
3 7 (8.64%) CMS
4 5 (6.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.70%) IaaS
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) MariaDB
1 8 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (51.85%) Selenium
2 37 (45.68%) WebDriver
3 27 (33.33%) JIRA
4 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
5 20 (24.69%) Cucumber
6 15 (18.52%) JUnit
6 15 (18.52%) Maven
6 15 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 12 (14.81%) JBehave
7 12 (14.81%) TeamCity
8 8 (9.88%) Fiddler
8 8 (9.88%) Subversion
9 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
10 6 (7.41%) SpecFlow
11 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (4.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (4.94%) FitNesse
12 4 (4.94%) Mockito
12 4 (4.94%) Moq
12 4 (4.94%) NUnit
General
1 30 (37.04%) Finance
2 10 (12.35%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Games
4 3 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (34.57%) Analyst
1 28 (34.57%) Test Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Developer
2 14 (17.28%) Tester
3 9 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 9 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.88%) QA Team Leader
4 8 (9.88%) Software Tester
4 8 (9.88%) Team Leader
4 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.64%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Development Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) .NET
2 20 (24.69%) Gherkin
3 15 (18.52%) Hibernate
3 15 (18.52%) RESTful
3 15 (18.52%) Spring
4 12 (14.81%) ASP.NET
5 8 (9.88%) Entity Framework
5 8 (9.88%) HTML
5 8 (9.88%) HTML5
5 8 (9.88%) Middleware
5 8 (9.88%) MSMQ
5 8 (9.88%) Ninject
5 8 (9.88%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (8.64%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.64%) XML
7 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (4.94%) JSON
7 4 (4.94%) REST
8 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.94%) BBC
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Linux
1 6 (7.41%) Unix
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (64.20%) Test Automation
2 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (38.27%) Test Strategy
4 28 (34.57%) BDD
5 23 (28.40%) Scrum
5 23 (28.40%) TDD
6 22 (27.16%) Integration Testing
7 19 (23.46%) Test Scripting
8 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 16 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (18.52%) Functional Testing
10 15 (18.52%) Kanban
10 15 (18.52%) Open Source
10 15 (18.52%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (16.05%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (14.81%) ATDD
13 11 (13.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (12.35%) Manual Testing
14 10 (12.35%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Java
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 18 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.70%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) ISEB
3 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.23%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (55.56%) QA
2 3 (3.70%) PMO
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) Atlassian
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle
3 4 (4.94%) Virgin Media
4 2 (2.47%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.23%) Siebel
Hertford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: 60,000 - 80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago