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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 139 133 158
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.096% 0.047% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.049% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Average salary £31,250 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
1975 2023 2512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.09% 95.79% 93.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1565 2122
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 £26,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) RiskWrite
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) TestLink
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) TestLink
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
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