Period
to 22 July 2017

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

Manual Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 85 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 11 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.98% 0.78% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.93% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 9
Watford median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +81.82% -35.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £32,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -12.50%

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 1007 861 937
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 89.59% 83.75% 85.57%
Number of salaries quoted 808 728 695
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £69,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Watford over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (81.82%) QA
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
4 6 (54.55%) JIRA
4 6 (54.55%) Confluence
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
5 5 (45.45%) SDLC
6 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
6 4 (36.36%) ATDD
6 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
6 4 (36.36%) High Availability
6 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (36.36%) RESTful
6 4 (36.36%) JBehave
6 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
6 4 (36.36%) Open Source
6 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 4 (36.36%) 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 6 (54.55%) Confluence
2 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Cucumber
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 6 (54.55%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (36.36%) JBehave
3 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 4 (36.36%) Maven
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) QA Manual Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
1 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
1 4 (36.36%) RESTful
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Test Strategy
4 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) ATDD
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) High Availability
5 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Kanban
5 4 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Open Source
5 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Testing
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Siebel