The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 113 139 131
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 22 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.06% 0.36% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.37% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 16
Median salary £32,750 £35,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.42% -36.36%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
1999 2151 1990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.76% 97.29% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1687 1817 1610
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Hertfordshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Broxbourne - 11 £22,500 -
Royston - 6 £38,750 -
Hertford - 3 £25,000 -
Letchworth - 2 £32,750 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Software Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Selenium
3 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Functional Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Stress Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Scalability Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.64%) C#
7 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 9 (23.08%) SilkTest
7 9 (23.08%) JIRA
7 9 (23.08%) Ranorex
8 8 (20.51%) QA
9 7 (17.95%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) Finance
10 6 (15.38%) Retail
10 6 (15.38%) BDD
10 6 (15.38%) System Testing
11 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
11 5 (12.82%) SQL
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle
11 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
12 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
13 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
13 3 (7.69%) Degree
13 3 (7.69%) Web Services
13 3 (7.69%) Windows

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Selenium
2 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 9 (23.08%) Ranorex
2 9 (23.08%) SilkTest
3 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.56%) Appium
5 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) TestRail
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
1 6 (15.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Software Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Functional Testing
3 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Scalability Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Stress Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 12 (30.77%) Scrum
6 10 (25.64%) Test Scripting
7 9 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 6 (15.38%) BDD
8 6 (15.38%) System Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Case Management
10 3 (7.69%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
11 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.13%) E-business
11 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
11 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) Java
3 5 (12.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
4 2 (5.13%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle