Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 47 39
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +24
Permanent jobs citing QA 57 47 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.53% 4.65% 5.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 39.04% 40.17% 44.17%
Number of salaries quoted 50 44 49
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,000 £25,900 £20,925
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,375 £57,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 146 117 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.72% 11.57% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 123 100 110
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £21,975
90th Percentile £75,250 £67,500 £70,375
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA in Watford

QA
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for QA in Watford

QA
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Watford over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing QA 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 QA.

1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (63.16%) Java
2 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 34 (59.65%) Scrum
4 29 (50.88%) Software Engineering
4 29 (50.88%) BDD
5 28 (49.12%) TDD
6 27 (47.37%) Selenium
7 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
8 20 (35.09%) SDET
9 19 (33.33%) WebDriver
10 18 (31.58%) QA Automation
10 18 (31.58%) Maven
11 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
12 15 (26.32%) RESTful
12 15 (26.32%) JUnit
13 14 (24.56%) Web Services
13 14 (24.56%) Gherkin
14 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
14 12 (21.05%) SQL
15 11 (19.30%) OOP
15 11 (19.30%) JBehave
16 9 (15.79%) Spring
16 9 (15.79%) JIRA
16 9 (15.79%) API Testing
16 9 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
17 8 (14.04%) Bitbucket
17 8 (14.04%) JAX-RS
17 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
17 8 (14.04%) Product Management

QA
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 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) Selenium
2 19 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 18 (31.58%) Maven
4 17 (29.82%) Cucumber
5 15 (26.32%) JUnit
6 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 11 (19.30%) JBehave
8 9 (15.79%) JIRA
9 8 (14.04%) Bitbucket
9 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
9 8 (14.04%) jMock
10 3 (5.26%) gulp
10 3 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (5.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (5.26%) Zephyr
11 2 (3.51%) Appium
11 2 (3.51%) LINQPad
11 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
12 1 (1.75%) NUnit
12 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Developer
1 17 (29.82%) Java Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 12 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
2 12 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Tester
4 10 (17.54%) Analyst
5 9 (15.79%) QA Automation Engineer
5 9 (15.79%) QA Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Test Analyst
7 7 (12.28%) QA Tester
7 7 (12.28%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (10.53%) Java Software Developer
8 6 (10.53%) QA Analyst
8 6 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (8.77%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (8.77%) QA Test Engineer
10 4 (7.02%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
10 4 (7.02%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) RESTful
2 14 (24.56%) Gherkin
2 14 (24.56%) Web Services
3 9 (15.79%) Spring
4 8 (14.04%) JAX-RS
4 8 (14.04%) XML
5 7 (12.28%) .NET
5 7 (12.28%) REST
6 4 (7.02%) HTML
7 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.26%) CodeMirror
7 3 (5.26%) D3.js
7 3 (5.26%) HTML5
7 3 (5.26%) lodash
7 3 (5.26%) Node.js
7 3 (5.26%) ODBC
7 3 (5.26%) React
7 3 (5.26%) React Native
7 3 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) RIA
2 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Fintech
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (63.16%) Test Automation
3 34 (59.65%) Scrum
4 29 (50.88%) BDD
4 29 (50.88%) Software Engineering
5 28 (49.12%) TDD
6 20 (35.09%) SDET
7 18 (31.58%) QA Automation
8 11 (19.30%) OOP
9 9 (15.79%) API Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (14.04%) Manual Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Product Management
10 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
11 6 (10.53%) OO
12 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
13 4 (7.02%) Logistics
13 4 (7.02%) Project Management
13 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (63.16%) Java
2 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.05%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) Groovy
4 8 (14.04%) Python
5 7 (12.28%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) ES6
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
7 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Nagios
1 2 (3.51%) Nessus
1 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.51%) Sophos
1 2 (3.51%) VMware
2 1 (1.75%) F5
2 1 (1.75%) Google
2 1 (1.75%) JDA
2 1 (1.75%) Monetate
2 1 (1.75%) Optimizely
2 1 (1.75%) Qubit