Period
to 23 July 2017

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

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 +17
Permanent jobs citing QA 86 41 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.68% 3.98% 4.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 53.42% 30.15% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 71 39 30
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +58.18% -35.29%
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £50,000 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £44,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% -

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance 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 quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 161 136 139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 14.38% 13.20% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 136 121 100
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,188
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 July 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 77 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (80.23%) Test Automation
3 64 (74.42%) BDD
4 63 (73.26%) Scrum
5 61 (70.93%) TDD
5 61 (70.93%) Java
6 54 (62.79%) Cucumber
7 52 (60.47%) Selenium
8 45 (52.33%) Gherkin
9 36 (41.86%) Finance
10 32 (37.21%) Test Scripting
10 32 (37.21%) SDET
11 29 (33.72%) JIRA
12 28 (32.56%) Test Strategy
12 28 (32.56%) WebDriver
13 26 (30.23%) ATDD
13 26 (30.23%) RESTful
14 25 (29.07%) JBehave
15 21 (24.42%) JUnit
16 20 (23.26%) SQL
16 20 (23.26%) XML
17 18 (20.93%) C#
18 17 (19.77%) Web Services
19 16 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
19 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
21 14 (16.28%) Unix
21 14 (16.28%) Kanban
21 14 (16.28%) QA Automation
22 13 (15.12%) API Testing

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 13 (15.12%) Confluence
2 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.16%) Google Tag Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) QlikView
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (62.79%) Cucumber
2 52 (60.47%) Selenium
3 29 (33.72%) JIRA
4 28 (32.56%) WebDriver
5 25 (29.07%) JBehave
6 21 (24.42%) JUnit
7 12 (13.95%) Git (software)
7 12 (13.95%) Maven
8 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
9 9 (10.47%) HP UFT
9 9 (10.47%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
11 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.49%) jMock
12 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (41.86%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.16%) Advertising
3 1 (1.16%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Marketing
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Developer
2 25 (29.07%) Java Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Developer in Test
3 19 (22.09%) Test Analyst
4 16 (18.60%) QA Engineer
5 14 (16.28%) QA Automation Engineer
6 13 (15.12%) Java Engineer
6 13 (15.12%) Test Automation Engineer
6 13 (15.12%) Test Engineer
7 12 (13.95%) QA Tester
7 12 (13.95%) Software Developer
7 12 (13.95%) Tester
8 11 (12.79%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (12.79%) Java Software Developer
9 8 (9.30%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (8.14%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (6.98%) Agile Developer
11 6 (6.98%) Agile Java Developer
11 6 (6.98%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (52.33%) Gherkin
2 26 (30.23%) RESTful
3 20 (23.26%) XML
4 17 (19.77%) Web Services
5 13 (15.12%) Spring
6 12 (13.95%) REST
7 9 (10.47%) Hibernate
8 7 (8.14%) .NET
9 3 (3.49%) CSS
9 3 (3.49%) HTML
9 3 (3.49%) JAX-RS
9 3 (3.49%) Reactive Extensions
10 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.33%) CAML
10 2 (2.33%) jQuery
10 2 (2.33%) JSON
10 2 (2.33%) WCF
10 2 (2.33%) XSL
11 1 (1.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) RIA
2 7 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (6.98%) Fintech
4 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.33%) NHS
5 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.28%) Unix
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Android
3 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (89.53%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (80.23%) Test Automation
3 64 (74.42%) BDD
4 63 (73.26%) Scrum
5 61 (70.93%) TDD
6 32 (37.21%) SDET
6 32 (37.21%) Test Scripting
7 28 (32.56%) Test Strategy
8 26 (30.23%) ATDD
9 16 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
11 14 (16.28%) Kanban
11 14 (16.28%) QA Automation
12 13 (15.12%) API Testing
12 13 (15.12%) Software Testing
13 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
14 10 (11.63%) Regression Testing
15 9 (10.47%) Integration Testing
15 9 (10.47%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.93%) Java
2 20 (23.26%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) Shell Script
5 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.16%) CSQA
2 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) Siebel
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Cognos
5 1 (1.16%) Google
5 1 (1.16%) Monetate
5 1 (1.16%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.16%) Qubit
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
5 1 (1.16%) VMware
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