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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 121 152 140
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 16 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.83% 0.12% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.13% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 16 3 9
Median salary £30,500 £34,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.29% +23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £26,000 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £38,800 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1862 2335 2324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.03% 96.53% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 2011 1913
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Letchworth - 13 £30,500 -
Stevenage - 2 £30,000 -
Royston - 1 £42,500 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) JIRA
2 14 (73.68%) Manual Testing
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
3 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Linux
4 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
4 10 (52.63%) Automation Testing
5 6 (31.58%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) Case Management
8 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) SDLC
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (10.53%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
9 1 (5.26%) ISEB
9 1 (5.26%) EPoS
9 1 (5.26%) Web Services
9 1 (5.26%) XML
9 1 (5.26%) Retail
9 1 (5.26%) Ruby

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Manual Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Automation Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Case Management
4 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
5 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle