The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 7 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.25% 0.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.86% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 0
Median salary £35,000 £49,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% -  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual 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 Watford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 512 463 432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 91.59% 84.49% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 433 384 320
Median salary £51,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £34,066
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Watford

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Watford.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Watford

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Watford over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Manual 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 Watford region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (90.00%) Scrum
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (80.00%) Finance
3 15 (75.00%) Selenium
4 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
5 11 (55.00%) QA
6 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
8 8 (40.00%) Ruby
8 8 (40.00%) Java
8 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (30.00%) BDD
9 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Oracle
11 4 (20.00%) JBehave
11 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
11 4 (20.00%) High Availability
11 4 (20.00%) RESTful
11 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 4 (20.00%) Open Source
11 4 (20.00%) Confluence
11 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 4 (20.00%) JIRA
11 4 (20.00%) Kanban
11 4 (20.00%) Atlassian

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 15 (75.00%) Selenium
3 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 4 (20.00%) JBehave
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) JUnit
4 4 (20.00%) Maven
4 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 2 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Payments Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (20.00%) RESTful
1 4 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (90.00%) Scrum
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (30.00%) BDD
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) ATDD
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (20.00%) High Availability
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Kanban
7 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) Ruby
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Siebel