Period
to 20 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 149 139
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 +47
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 57 73 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.24% 1.69% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.88% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 53 69 65
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £23,300 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,000 £68,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -

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 4,045 3,883 4,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 88.16% 89.84% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,222 3,267 3,459
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018. 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
Stevenage - 17 £35,000 - 1
Watford -1 13 £45,000 - 1
Borehamwood - 7 £42,500 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £45,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £42,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) JIRA
3 23 (40.35%) QA
4 20 (35.09%) ISEB
5 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 18 (31.58%) Manual Testing
6 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
7 14 (24.56%) SQL
7 14 (24.56%) Scrum
7 14 (24.56%) BDD
8 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
8 13 (22.81%) Confluence
8 13 (22.81%) Degree
8 13 (22.81%) TDD
9 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 10 (17.54%) Linux
12 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
12 9 (15.79%) Product Management
12 9 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
12 9 (15.79%) Redmine
12 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
12 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
12 9 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
13 8 (14.04%) SDLC
13 8 (14.04%) Finance
13 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.28%) Python

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 13 (22.81%) Confluence
2 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.51%) TETRA
1 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) JIRA
2 13 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 9 (15.79%) Redmine
4 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
4 7 (12.28%) LabVIEW
4 7 (12.28%) Selenium
4 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
4 7 (12.28%) Subversion
4 7 (12.28%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.77%) JUnit
5 5 (8.77%) Maven
6 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.51%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.75%) JBehave
7 1 (1.75%) Mockito
7 1 (1.75%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Test Analyst
3 15 (26.32%) Tester
4 11 (19.30%) Software Tester
5 10 (17.54%) Software Analyst
5 10 (17.54%) Software Test Analyst
6 9 (15.79%) Developer
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum Master
7 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
8 6 (10.53%) Junior
8 6 (10.53%) Junior Software Tester
8 6 (10.53%) Junior Tester
9 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
10 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 2 (3.51%) Lead Test Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Project Leader
11 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
11 2 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 7 (12.28%) Node.js
3 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
3 5 (8.77%) HTML
3 5 (8.77%) RESTful
3 5 (8.77%) Spring
4 3 (5.26%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) CSS
4 3 (5.26%) Gherkin
4 3 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (3.51%) Ajax
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
5 2 (3.51%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
4 3 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 16 (28.07%) Test Automation
4 14 (24.56%) BDD
4 14 (24.56%) Scrum
5 13 (22.81%) TDD
6 12 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
8 9 (15.79%) Product Management
8 9 (15.79%) Regression Testing
9 8 (14.04%) SDLC
9 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.28%) DevOps
10 7 (12.28%) Visualisation
10 7 (12.28%) Web Development
11 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (8.77%) Kanban
12 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.28%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) Java 8
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.26%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) ISEB
2 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 13 (22.81%) Degree
4 9 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (40.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) Telerik
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) hybris
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) SAP