Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 80 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 10 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.11% 1.57% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.73% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 15
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +104.55%
10th Percentile £42,000 £33,750 £25,800
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £49,200
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +57.41%

Manual 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 Watford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 781 924 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 86.49% 90.59% 83.94%
Number of salaries quoted 681 765 740
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +4.97%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,350 £28,450
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £71,375
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 8 (80.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 6 (60.00%) Maven
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) BDD
5 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
5 5 (50.00%) SDET
5 5 (50.00%) JUnit
5 5 (50.00%) Python
5 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (50.00%) Groovy
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Ruby
7 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Workflow
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) REST
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) Maven
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) JUnit
4 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) WATIR
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) QA Automation Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
5 5 (50.00%) SDET
5 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (20.00%) Workflow
8 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (10.00%) ERP
8 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) Groovy
2 5 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA