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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 139 142 154
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.41% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 3
Average salary £22,500 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.76% +47.72%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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
2084 2384 2553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.07% 96.01% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 1899 2137
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
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 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Stevenage +16 5 £22,500 -30.76%
Hertford - 2 £30,000 -
St Albans - 1 £55,000 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 17 (65.38%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (38.46%) .NET
4 9 (34.62%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (34.62%) NUnit
4 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
4 9 (34.62%) TeamCity
4 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (30.77%) QA
6 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Degree
6 7 (26.92%) Test Management
7 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) MS Office
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) CSS
9 4 (15.38%) Selenium
10 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
10 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
10 3 (11.54%) JIRA
10 3 (11.54%) Market Research
10 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 3 (11.54%) BDD
10 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Telecoms

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) NUnit
1 9 (34.62%) TeamCity
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
1 9 (34.62%) SpecFlow
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (11.54%) Toad
4 1 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.85%) TestLink
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Physics
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Automated Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
2 7 (26.92%) Test Management
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Market Research
4 3 (11.54%) BDD
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) System Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) BT
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