The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 128 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.36% -
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 0
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
Software 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
2315 1951 2743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.66% 94.80% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 1572 2177
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 £26,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans - 3 £27,500 -
Watford - 1 £21,500 -
Letchworth - 1 £22,500 - 1
Royston - 1 £22,500 - 1
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (29.41%) UNIX
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) VBScript
5 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) QA
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.88%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) CRM

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.88%) V-Model
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) VBScript
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
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