The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 48 33 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 27 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.73% 4.71% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.11% 5.81% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 6
Median salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.67% +3.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 482 465 413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 87.80% 81.15% 83.94%
Number of salaries quoted 396 395 296
Median salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Watford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Watford.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Watford

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Watford over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Watford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Software Testing.

1 19 (79.17%) QA
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (70.83%) Finance
4 16 (66.67%) TDD
4 16 (66.67%) Automation Testing
5 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
5 15 (62.50%) BDD
5 15 (62.50%) Selenium
5 15 (62.50%) Java
6 14 (58.33%) Scrum
6 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
6 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
6 14 (58.33%) Gherkin
7 13 (54.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
7 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
7 13 (54.17%) Regression Testing
8 12 (50.00%) Hibernate
8 12 (50.00%) Spring
8 12 (50.00%) Maven
8 12 (50.00%) JUnit
8 12 (50.00%) Tomcat
8 12 (50.00%) RESTful
8 12 (50.00%) Integration Testing
8 12 (50.00%) Kanban
8 12 (50.00%) JIRA
8 12 (50.00%) Atlassian
8 12 (50.00%) Confluence
8 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
8 12 (50.00%) System Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Confluence
1 12 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 15 (62.50%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) Git (software)
3 13 (54.17%) WebDriver
4 12 (50.00%) JIRA
4 12 (50.00%) JUnit
4 12 (50.00%) Maven
4 12 (50.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (29.17%) HP UFT
6 6 (25.00%) JBehave
7 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.17%) Ant
8 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.17%) NUnit
8 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
1 12 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 5 (20.83%) QA Tester
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Junior
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
7 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Applications Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 2 (8.33%) Developer in Test
7 2 (8.33%) Graduate
7 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Junior Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.33%) XML Tester
8 1 (4.17%) IT Graduate
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Gherkin
2 12 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 12 (50.00%) RESTful
2 12 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.17%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) HTML
6 1 (4.17%) jQuery
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) BBC
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
1 8 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 16 (66.67%) TDD
3 15 (62.50%) BDD
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
5 13 (54.17%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (54.17%) Regression Testing
5 13 (54.17%) Test Scripting
6 12 (50.00%) Integration Testing
6 12 (50.00%) Kanban
6 12 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (45.83%) Automated Testing
8 10 (41.67%) Functional Testing
9 8 (33.33%) Agile Testing
9 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (25.00%) ATDD
10 6 (25.00%) Open Source
10 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 5 (20.83%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) Java
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Python
3 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (79.17%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (4.17%) SDET
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Virgin Media
3 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
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