Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 84 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 8 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.03% 0.77% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.87% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 33
Watford median annual salary £55,000 £27,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +103.70% -46.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £25,250 £23,500 £21,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £43,250 £52,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Watford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 829 924 933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 85.55% 88.85% 87.44%
Number of salaries quoted 679 790 749
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £75,000 £72,500
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +2.15%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) XML
2 8 (80.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 7 (70.00%) REST
3 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (70.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (70.00%) Open Source
3 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (70.00%) API Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Virgin Media
3 7 (70.00%) BBC
3 7 (70.00%) Games
3 7 (70.00%) .NET
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) JSON
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) NUnit
3 7 (70.00%) Retail
4 6 (60.00%) SDET
4 6 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (70.00%) NUnit
2 7 (70.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Games
2 7 (70.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Graduate
4 2 (20.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Java Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Java Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (70.00%) Gherkin
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) BBC
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
2 8 (80.00%) OO
3 7 (70.00%) API Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (70.00%) Open Source
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (60.00%) SDET
4 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Virgin Media
2 3 (30.00%) Xamarin