The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 139 127 160
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.13% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 4
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
QA Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2262 1889 3017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.64% 95.26% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1556 2420
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Hertfordshire region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

QA Tester Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -9 2 £40,000 +60.00%
Stevenage - 1 £29,000 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) RiskWrite
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) FogBugz

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited QA Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) FogBugz
2 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP