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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 37 55
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18  
Permanent jobs citing QA 44 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.84% 4.25% 2.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 49.44% 33.33% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 40 20 8
Median salary £45,000 £36,750 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.44% -24.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £22,375 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £50,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 89 69 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 15.86% 12.75% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 81 61 49
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £24,550 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Watford

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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

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Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Watford over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (72.22%) Scrum
2 52 (72.22%) Java
3 47 (65.28%) BDD
4 44 (61.11%) Selenium
5 43 (59.72%) TDD
6 41 (56.94%) Finance
7 40 (55.56%) Cucumber
8 35 (48.61%) Automation Testing
9 33 (45.83%) Gherkin
10 28 (38.89%) Test Scripting
10 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
11 26 (36.11%) JIRA
11 26 (36.11%) C#
11 26 (36.11%) Unix
12 25 (34.72%) WebDriver
12 25 (34.72%) Functional Testing
13 23 (31.94%) SQL
14 22 (30.56%) HP UFT
15 21 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (29.17%) RESTful
16 20 (27.78%) Linux
16 20 (27.78%) Python
17 19 (26.39%) JUnit
17 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
17 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
18 18 (25.00%) ATDD
18 18 (25.00%) JBehave
18 18 (25.00%) Kanban
19 17 (23.61%) Regression Testing

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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 14 (19.44%) Confluence
1 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.39%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (61.11%) Selenium
2 40 (55.56%) Cucumber
3 26 (36.11%) JIRA
4 25 (34.72%) WebDriver
5 22 (30.56%) HP UFT
6 19 (26.39%) JUnit
7 18 (25.00%) JBehave
8 14 (19.44%) Git (software)
8 14 (19.44%) Maven
8 14 (19.44%) SoapUI
9 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (56.94%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Analyst
1 30 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Automation Test Analyst
4 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 11 (15.28%) Developer in Test
5 11 (15.28%) QA Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) QA Test Analyst
5 11 (15.28%) Software Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Java Software Developer
6 10 (13.89%) QA Tester
6 10 (13.89%) Tester
7 9 (12.50%) QA Engineer
7 9 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
7 9 (12.50%) Test Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) QA Automation Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) QA Manager
9 6 (8.33%) QA Test Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (45.83%) Gherkin
2 21 (29.17%) RESTful
3 15 (20.83%) Spring
3 15 (20.83%) XML
4 14 (19.44%) Hibernate
5 7 (9.72%) Web Services
6 5 (6.94%) REST
7 4 (5.56%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (4.17%) .NET
8 3 (4.17%) CSS
8 3 (4.17%) HTML
9 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.78%) CAML
9 2 (2.78%) jQuery
9 2 (2.78%) JSON
9 2 (2.78%) WCF
9 2 (2.78%) XSL
10 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.94%) RIA
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.11%) Unix
2 20 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (5.56%) Android
3 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (72.22%) Scrum
3 47 (65.28%) BDD
4 43 (59.72%) TDD
5 35 (48.61%) Automation Testing
6 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
6 28 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 25 (34.72%) Functional Testing
8 21 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
9 19 (26.39%) Test Strategy
10 18 (25.00%) ATDD
10 18 (25.00%) Kanban
11 17 (23.61%) Regression Testing
12 14 (19.44%) Integration Testing
12 14 (19.44%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
13 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (13.89%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.72%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (72.22%) Java
2 26 (36.11%) C#
3 23 (31.94%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) Python
5 12 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.83%) SDET
2 7 (9.72%) PMO
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Atlassian
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) Siebel
5 1 (1.39%) Adobe
5 1 (1.39%) Google
5 1 (1.39%) Monetate
5 1 (1.39%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.39%) Qubit
5 1 (1.39%) Tableau
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