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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 104 126 125
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 29 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 0.49% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.51% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 29 10 17
Median salary £25,000 £35,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £55,000
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
1969 1979 1995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.33% 97.73% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1631 1695 1598
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 - 14 £22,500 -
Royston - 6 £35,000 - 1
Hertford -5 3 £25,000 -16.66%
Letchworth - 2 £32,750 -
Borehamwood - 1 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £27,500 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £22,500 -
Watford - 1 £20,000 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 19 (43.18%) Software Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Stress Testing
4 15 (34.09%) JIRA
4 15 (34.09%) Scalability Testing
5 14 (31.82%) Selenium
6 13 (29.55%) Oracle
7 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 12 (27.27%) SQL
8 11 (25.00%) QA
8 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (22.73%) Java
9 10 (22.73%) Windows
9 10 (22.73%) Linux
9 10 (22.73%) Scrum
10 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
11 8 (18.18%) Finance
12 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
12 7 (15.91%) C#
12 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
13 6 (13.64%) System Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
13 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
13 6 (13.64%) SilkTest
13 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
13 6 (13.64%) Ranorex
14 5 (11.36%) Zephyr
14 5 (11.36%) Case Management

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 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) JIRA
2 14 (31.82%) Selenium
3 6 (13.64%) Ranorex
3 6 (13.64%) SilkTest
4 5 (11.36%) Zephyr
5 4 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) Appium
6 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.27%) JMeter
6 1 (2.27%) TestRail
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.27%) REST
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Linux
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Software Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Scalability Testing
4 15 (34.09%) Stress Testing
5 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 10 (22.73%) Scrum
7 9 (20.45%) Manual Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.64%) System Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.36%) BDD
10 5 (11.36%) Case Management
11 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
12 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) C#
4 3 (6.82%) Ruby
5 2 (4.55%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Oracle
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