The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 140 152 141
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.15% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 9
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2400 2523 2500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.58% 95.14% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1915 2114 2048
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Software Tester
East of England

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
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 18 April 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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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
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Stevenage -6 4 £32,500 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Selenium
6 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) VB
7 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Derivative
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
8 3 (17.65%) Equities
9 2 (11.76%) SaaS
9 2 (11.76%) Mingle
9 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Derivative
1 3 (17.65%) Fixed Income
1 3 (17.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Business Analysis
1 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) RAD
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare,Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
JPS Selection
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Pitney Bowes Software Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum 26 days paid annual leave + Pvt Med
Posted: 18 days ago