Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 28 48
Rank change year-on-year +12 +20 +20
Permanent jobs citing QA 97 84 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 10.22% 7.59% 4.06%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 55.75% 53.16% 34.40%
Number of salaries quoted 86 71 39
Watford median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £20,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £50,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 174 158 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.34% 14.29% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 154 138 113
Watford median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,250 £26,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,875 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 69 (71.13%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (53.61%) Test Automation
3 42 (43.30%) Scrum
4 36 (37.11%) Java
5 34 (35.05%) JavaScript
6 30 (30.93%) HTML
7 28 (28.87%) TDD
8 25 (25.77%) HTML5
9 24 (24.74%) JIRA
10 22 (22.68%) Software Engineering
10 22 (22.68%) SQL
10 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (20.62%) Git (software)
11 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
12 19 (19.59%) WebDriver
13 18 (18.56%) RESTful
13 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
13 18 (18.56%) Spring
14 17 (17.53%) BDD
14 17 (17.53%) SDLC
15 16 (16.49%) Apple iOS
15 16 (16.49%) Mobile App
15 16 (16.49%) JBehave
15 16 (16.49%) Android
15 16 (16.49%) Selenium
15 16 (16.49%) OOP
16 15 (15.46%) Web Services
16 15 (15.46%) Oracle
16 15 (15.46%) jQuery
16 15 (15.46%) MVC

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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 12 (12.37%) Oracle Service Bus
1 12 (12.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.06%) IIS
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.40%) NoSQL
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle Database
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (24.74%) JIRA
2 20 (20.62%) Git (software)
3 19 (19.59%) WebDriver
4 16 (16.49%) JBehave
4 16 (16.49%) Selenium
5 14 (14.43%) Jenkins
6 12 (12.37%) gulp
6 12 (12.37%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (10.31%) Cucumber
8 8 (8.25%) Maven
9 6 (6.19%) JUnit
10 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.12%) Visual Studio
10 4 (4.12%) Zephyr
11 3 (3.09%) Appium
11 3 (3.09%) LINQPad
12 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
12 2 (2.06%) jMock
12 2 (2.06%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (13.40%) Retail
2 11 (11.34%) Finance
3 8 (8.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (5.15%) Legal
5 4 (4.12%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Games
7 1 (1.03%) Law
7 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Developer
2 23 (23.71%) Analyst
3 22 (22.68%) Tester
4 20 (20.62%) QA Tester
5 19 (19.59%) Test Analyst
6 17 (17.53%) QA Analyst
7 16 (16.49%) Software Developer
8 14 (14.43%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (14.43%) QA Test Analyst
9 12 (12.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (12.37%) Node.js Developer
10 10 (10.31%) QA Leader
11 9 (9.28%) Applications Tester
11 9 (9.28%) Mobile Tester
12 8 (8.25%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (6.19%) Automation Tester
13 6 (6.19%) QA Automation Tester
13 6 (6.19%) WPF Developer
14 5 (5.15%) Migration Analyst
14 5 (5.15%) QA Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.93%) HTML
2 25 (25.77%) HTML5
3 18 (18.56%) RESTful
3 18 (18.56%) Spring
4 15 (15.46%) jQuery
4 15 (15.46%) Web Services
5 14 (14.43%) AngularJS
5 14 (14.43%) React
6 12 (12.37%) CodeMirror
6 12 (12.37%) D3.js
6 12 (12.37%) J2EE
6 12 (12.37%) JSP
6 12 (12.37%) lodash
6 12 (12.37%) Node.js
6 12 (12.37%) React Native
6 12 (12.37%) SOAP
6 12 (12.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (12.37%) WSDL
6 12 (12.37%) XML
6 12 (12.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.49%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.12%) NHS
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.06%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Android
1 16 (16.49%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.25%) Unix
3 7 (7.22%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows
5 3 (3.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (71.13%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (53.61%) Test Automation
3 42 (43.30%) Scrum
4 28 (28.87%) TDD
5 22 (22.68%) Software Engineering
6 18 (18.56%) Test Strategy
7 17 (17.53%) BDD
7 17 (17.53%) SDLC
8 16 (16.49%) OOP
9 15 (15.46%) MVC
9 15 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (15.46%) Test Scripting
10 14 (14.43%) OO
11 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (12.37%) E-Commerce
11 12 (12.37%) Line Management
11 12 (12.37%) Pair Programming
11 12 (12.37%) Proactive Monitoring
11 12 (12.37%) SOA
11 12 (12.37%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (37.11%) Java
2 34 (35.05%) JavaScript
3 22 (22.68%) SQL
4 12 (12.37%) ES6
4 12 (12.37%) PL/SQL
5 11 (11.34%) C#
6 6 (6.19%) Java 8
7 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.09%) Groovy
9 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.06%) Python
10 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) ISTQB
1 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (5.15%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ISEB
5 1 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 13485
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Google
4 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.03%) Monetate
5 1 (1.03%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.03%) Qubit