Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 50 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +3
Permanent jobs citing QA 52 49 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.42% 5.24% 4.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.30% 35.77% 36.50%
Number of salaries quoted 46 40 48
Watford median annual salary £54,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.68% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £32,750 £36,250 £25,525
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,725 £57,875
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.21% +10.59% -4.49%

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 161 137 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.79% 14.65% 13.56%
Number of salaries quoted 134 115 116
Watford median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £32,750 £29,800 £29,125
90th Percentile £92,500 £75,250 £67,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing QA 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 Watford region with a requirement for QA.

1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
3 21 (40.38%) Scrum
3 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
4 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.77%) HTML
5 16 (30.77%) Java
5 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 16 (30.77%) SDLC
6 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 15 (28.85%) TDD
6 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
7 14 (26.92%) SQL
8 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
9 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
10 11 (21.15%) HTML5
10 11 (21.15%) Defect Tracking
10 11 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (17.31%) Selenium
12 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 8 (15.38%) Spring
12 8 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
12 8 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (15.38%) RESTful
12 8 (15.38%) JBehave
12 8 (15.38%) SaaS
12 8 (15.38%) Security Management
12 8 (15.38%) Pair Programming

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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 8 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
1 8 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.77%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) Jetty
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) JBehave
3 7 (13.46%) JIRA
4 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
5 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
5 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
5 5 (9.62%) Zephyr
6 3 (5.77%) Gradle
6 3 (5.77%) gulp
6 3 (5.77%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Romanian Language
2 4 (7.69%) Russian Language
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) QA Tester
1 19 (36.54%) Tester
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Software Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Data Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Data Migration Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Data Migration Tester
4 5 (9.62%) Migration Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) QA Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) QA Test Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Product Owner
5 4 (7.69%) Product Owner
5 4 (7.69%) QA Leader
6 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Automation Tester
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.77%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) HTML
2 11 (21.15%) HTML5
3 8 (15.38%) .NET
3 8 (15.38%) J2EE
3 8 (15.38%) JSP
3 8 (15.38%) RESTful
3 8 (15.38%) SOAP
3 8 (15.38%) Spring
3 8 (15.38%) Web Services
3 8 (15.38%) WSDL
3 8 (15.38%) XML
3 8 (15.38%) XSD
4 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.54%) jQuery
5 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.62%) Gherkin
5 5 (9.62%) ODBC
5 5 (9.62%) React
6 3 (5.77%) CodeMirror
6 3 (5.77%) lodash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (48.08%) Software Engineering
3 21 (40.38%) Scrum
4 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.77%) SDLC
6 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
6 15 (28.85%) TDD
7 13 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 11 (21.15%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (21.15%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.38%) Line Management
10 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Pair Programming
10 8 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (15.38%) Security Management
10 8 (15.38%) SOA
10 8 (15.38%) Technical Leadership
11 7 (13.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) Java
1 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 14 (26.92%) SQL
3 8 (15.38%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.62%) Java 8
5 3 (5.77%) ES6
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PMBOK
1 2 (3.85%) PMO
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.92%) Google