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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 133 124 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.00% 0.81% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.84% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 10 20 10
Average salary £24,000 £43,750 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.14% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,750 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
2297 2372 1998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.39% 95.88% 94.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1916 1982 1587
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 21 £24,000 +4.34% 1
St Albans -23 1 £50,000 +83.48% 1
Borehamwood - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (70.59%) SQL
2 31 (60.78%) HTML
3 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 24 (47.06%) Retail
5 23 (45.10%) Java
5 23 (45.10%) Automated Testing
5 23 (45.10%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (43.14%) WebSphere
6 22 (43.14%) J2EE
6 22 (43.14%) DB2
7 21 (41.18%) XML
7 21 (41.18%) UNIX
7 21 (41.18%) QA
7 21 (41.18%) System Testing
8 20 (39.22%) DbVisualizer
8 20 (39.22%) Flash
9 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
11 13 (25.49%) Selenium
11 13 (25.49%) LoadRunner
12 12 (23.53%) Regression Testing
12 12 (23.53%) IBM
12 12 (23.53%) Degree
12 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
13 11 (21.57%) Gherkin
13 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
13 11 (21.57%) HP
13 11 (21.57%) HP UFT
13 11 (21.57%) TDD
14 10 (19.61%) Subversion

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (43.14%) WebSphere
2 10 (19.61%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Drupal
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
1 2 (3.92%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
2 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) DB2
2 20 (39.22%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) LoadRunner
1 13 (25.49%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 11 (21.57%) WebDriver
3 11 (21.57%) HP UFT
4 10 (19.61%) Subversion
5 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.92%) JMeter
6 2 (3.92%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.92%) NUnit
6 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) TestLink
7 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.96%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 24 (47.06%) Retail
2 3 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (60.78%) HTML
2 22 (43.14%) J2EE
3 21 (41.18%) XML
4 20 (39.22%) Flash
5 11 (21.57%) Gherkin
6 10 (19.61%) RESTful
7 9 (17.65%) .NET
8 7 (13.73%) CSS
9 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (45.10%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.96%) Physics
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) UNIX
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
4 2 (3.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Automated Testing
2 21 (41.18%) System Testing
3 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 11 (21.57%) TDD
7 10 (19.61%) Document Management
7 10 (19.61%) E-Commerce
7 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.61%) Coaching
8 9 (17.65%) BDD
9 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
11 3 (5.88%) Validation
12 2 (3.92%) Release Management
12 2 (3.92%) Test Management
12 2 (3.92%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (70.59%) SQL
2 27 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 23 (45.10%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (3.92%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) AWK
6 1 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Nessus
2 1 (1.96%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) IBM
2 11 (21.57%) HP
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Sun
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.0 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago