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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 10 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.80% 0.82% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.98% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 5
Median salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.52% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,765 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.18% -2.77%  

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 496 410 464
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 89.37% 84.19% 87.22%
Number of salaries quoted 394 352 333
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (72.00%) Finance
4 17 (68.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (64.00%) QA
6 15 (60.00%) Cucumber
6 15 (60.00%) BDD
6 15 (60.00%) Gherkin
6 15 (60.00%) TDD
7 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
7 14 (56.00%) Java
7 14 (56.00%) Selenium
8 13 (52.00%) Scrum
9 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
9 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
9 11 (44.00%) Open Source
9 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (40.00%) Kanban
10 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
10 10 (40.00%) Confluence
10 10 (40.00%) RESTful
10 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
10 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
10 10 (40.00%) Hibernate
10 10 (40.00%) Spring
10 10 (40.00%) Maven
10 10 (40.00%) JIRA
10 10 (40.00%) JUnit
10 10 (40.00%) Tomcat

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (40.00%) Confluence
1 10 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) IaaS
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (56.00%) Selenium
4 11 (44.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (40.00%) JIRA
5 10 (40.00%) JUnit
5 10 (40.00%) Maven
5 10 (40.00%) SoapUI
6 8 (32.00%) JBehave
7 4 (16.00%) NUnit
7 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
8 3 (12.00%) Ant
8 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Games
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
1 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) QA Tester
3 4 (16.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Release Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 10 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 10 (40.00%) RESTful
2 10 (40.00%) Spring
3 7 (28.00%) XML
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 4 (16.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) BBC
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) BDD
3 15 (60.00%) TDD
4 14 (56.00%) Regression Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Scrum
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (44.00%) Open Source
6 11 (44.00%) Test Scripting
7 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 10 (40.00%) Kanban
7 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (32.00%) ATDD
8 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
9 7 (28.00%) High Availability
9 7 (28.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (28.00%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (24.00%) Agile Testing
10 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) QA
2 3 (12.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) Virgin Media
4 2 (8.00%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.00%) Siebel
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