The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 104 95 136
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 32 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.57% 1.82% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.90% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 35 22
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
1940 1840 2589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.33% 95.88% 93.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1548 1399 2191
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Hertfordshire region.

Tester Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

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 Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Watford -10 16 £42,500 +70.00% 2
St Albans - 9 £55,000 - 1
Stevenage +12 3 £24,500 -24.61%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 32 (64.00%) Automated Testing
2 28 (56.00%) SQL
2 28 (56.00%) ISEB
3 26 (52.00%) QA
4 23 (46.00%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (42.00%) Regression Testing
6 19 (38.00%) Degree
7 16 (32.00%) HTML
8 15 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
9 14 (28.00%) System Testing
9 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
9 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
9 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (26.00%) HP
10 13 (26.00%) Java
10 13 (26.00%) DB2
11 12 (24.00%) J2EE
11 12 (24.00%) XML
11 12 (24.00%) Flash
11 12 (24.00%) UNIX
11 12 (24.00%) Retail
11 12 (24.00%) WebSphere
11 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
11 12 (24.00%) DbVisualizer
12 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (22.00%) Finance
12 11 (22.00%) MQSeries
12 11 (22.00%) IBM
12 11 (22.00%) QuickTest Pro

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (22.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) DB2
2 12 (24.00%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) SQLPlus
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (22.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (22.00%) LoadRunner
2 9 (18.00%) TeamCity
2 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (18.00%) SpecFlow
3 8 (16.00%) Selenium
3 8 (16.00%) NUnit
4 3 (6.00%) Toad
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (6.00%) JIRA
5 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) Firebug
6 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (24.00%) Retail
2 11 (22.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) HTML
2 12 (24.00%) J2EE
2 12 (24.00%) XML
2 12 (24.00%) Flash
3 11 (22.00%) .NET
4 5 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (24.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) UNIX
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Automated Testing
2 21 (42.00%) Regression Testing
3 14 (28.00%) System Testing
3 14 (28.00%) E-Commerce
3 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Web Application Development
4 8 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.00%) BDD
6 5 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Test Management
6 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.00%) Market Research
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Web Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) SQL
2 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) ISEB
2 19 (38.00%) Degree
3 15 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (52.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) HP
2 11 (22.00%) IBM
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) BT
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
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