Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 36 64
Rank change year-on-year -8 +28 -12
Permanent jobs citing QA 51 68 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.53% 6.68% 2.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 38.64% 49.64% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 43 56 28
Watford median annual salary £54,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.68% +5.56% +63.64%
10th Percentile £35,750 £37,500 £25,875
90th Percentile £66,850 £77,500 £50,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 132 137 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 14.30% 13.46% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 116 114 108
Watford median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £32,313 £32,500 £29,525
90th Percentile £92,500 £70,875 £75,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +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 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
3 17 (33.33%) Scrum
3 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 17 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 15 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
6 13 (25.49%) SDLC
7 11 (21.57%) HTML
7 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
8 10 (19.61%) TDD
8 10 (19.61%) Retail
8 10 (19.61%) Selenium
8 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
8 10 (19.61%) .NET
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) C#
9 9 (17.65%) Java
9 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.69%) SQL
11 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
11 7 (13.73%) Degree
11 7 (13.73%) BDD
12 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
12 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (11.76%) RESTful
12 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
12 6 (11.76%) SaaS

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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 4 (7.84%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.88%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Selenium
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.80%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.80%) JIRA
4 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.88%) JBehave
5 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.92%) JUnit
6 2 (3.92%) Maven
6 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.96%) Capybara
7 1 (1.96%) gulp
7 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.96%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (19.61%) Retail
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (7.84%) Romanian Language
3 4 (7.84%) Russian Language
4 3 (5.88%) Legal
5 2 (3.92%) Advertising
5 2 (3.92%) Games
6 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
2 11 (21.57%) QA Tester
2 11 (21.57%) Tester
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) QA Leader
4 6 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) WPF Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Product Owner
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Product Owner
6 4 (7.84%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) HTML
2 10 (19.61%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
4 6 (11.76%) RESTful
4 6 (11.76%) Spring
5 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.80%) HTML5
5 5 (9.80%) Web Services
5 5 (9.80%) WPF
6 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.84%) J2EE
6 4 (7.84%) jQuery
6 4 (7.84%) JSP
6 4 (7.84%) React
6 4 (7.84%) SOAP
6 4 (7.84%) WSDL
6 4 (7.84%) XML
6 4 (7.84%) XSD
7 3 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Linux
1 4 (7.84%) Unix
2 2 (3.92%) AIX
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Scrum
2 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 17 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (29.41%) Software Engineering
4 14 (27.45%) Test Strategy
5 13 (25.49%) SDLC
6 10 (19.61%) TDD
6 10 (19.61%) Test Scripting
7 7 (13.73%) BDD
8 6 (11.76%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 6 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Manual Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 5 (9.80%) QA Automation
9 5 (9.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (17.65%) C#
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 8 (15.69%) SQL
4 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) Java 8
6 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) ES6
7 1 (1.96%) Groovy
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ISEB
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.92%) PMBOK
1 2 (3.92%) PMO
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.88%) Google