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

Software Testing
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 170 156
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 52 40 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.26% 0.97% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.09% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 48 40 53
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,575 £31,250 £33,250
90th Percentile £67,900 £61,375 £72,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -8.57%

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 3,721 3,653 4,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.81% 88.97% 89.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2,914 3,099 3,298
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 September 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 September 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
Watford +17 19 £43,000 -21.82%
Borehamwood - 16 £42,500 - 3
Hemel Hempstead +7 4 £50,000 +53.85%
Stevenage - 3 £37,500 -
Hatfield - 2 £34,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (46.15%) JIRA
2 23 (44.23%) Degree
3 22 (42.31%) QA
4 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
4 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
4 17 (32.69%) SQL
5 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 15 (28.85%) Test Strategy
7 14 (26.92%) Redmine
7 14 (26.92%) NoSQL
7 14 (26.92%) Node.js
7 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
7 14 (26.92%) DevOps
7 14 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (26.92%) Visualisation
7 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
7 14 (26.92%) Computer Science
7 14 (26.92%) Web Development
7 14 (26.92%) Python
7 14 (26.92%) Subversion
7 14 (26.92%) LabVIEW
8 12 (23.08%) SDLC
9 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
9 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
9 11 (21.15%) Scrum
10 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
10 10 (19.23%) Scenario Testing

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 8 (15.38%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) NoSQL
2 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (46.15%) JIRA
2 17 (32.69%) Git (software)
3 14 (26.92%) LabVIEW
3 14 (26.92%) Redmine
3 14 (26.92%) Subversion
4 6 (11.54%) Selenium
5 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.85%) JUnit
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.92%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Romanian Language
2 4 (7.69%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Developer
1 14 (26.92%) Software Developer
2 12 (23.08%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Tester
4 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 9 (17.31%) QA Tester
6 5 (9.62%) QA Leader
6 5 (9.62%) Scrum Master
7 4 (7.69%) Release Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Testing Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Junior
9 2 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Junior Support Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Software Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
1 14 (26.92%) Node.js
2 3 (5.77%) CSS
2 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) jQuery
3 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
3 2 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) AIX
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 15 (28.85%) Test Strategy
4 14 (26.92%) DevOps
4 14 (26.92%) Test Automation
4 14 (26.92%) Visualisation
4 14 (26.92%) Web Development
5 12 (23.08%) SDLC
6 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
6 11 (21.15%) Scrum
7 10 (19.23%) Functional Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 10 (19.23%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (13.46%) BDD
8 7 (13.46%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (13.46%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.46%) TDD
9 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) JavaScript
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) Python
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 2 (3.85%) Java 8
4 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Degree
2 14 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (11.54%) ISEB
6 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (42.31%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) hybris
3 1 (1.92%) SAP