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 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
Tester
Rank 123 125 109
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 25 23 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.14% 0.93% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.96% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 30
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £25,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,000 £45,000
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
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%

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 17 April 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 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
Watford +11 11 £21,500 -46.25% 1
Stevenage +11 5 £22,500 -30.76%
St Albans - 2 £45,000 -
Hertford - 2 £30,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (63.16%) SQL
2 30 (52.63%) Automated Testing
3 28 (49.12%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (42.11%) HTML
5 22 (38.60%) Degree
6 20 (35.09%) ISEB
7 19 (33.33%) QA
7 19 (33.33%) Retail
8 18 (31.58%) DB2
9 17 (29.82%) Java
9 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
9 17 (29.82%) J2EE
9 17 (29.82%) Regression Testing
9 17 (29.82%) WebSphere
10 16 (28.07%) System Testing
10 16 (28.07%) LoadRunner
10 16 (28.07%) XML
11 15 (26.32%) UNIX
11 15 (26.32%) Flash
11 15 (26.32%) IBM
11 15 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (26.32%) DbVisualizer
12 13 (22.81%) HP
12 13 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (22.81%) MQSeries
12 13 (22.81%) E-Commerce
13 12 (21.05%) .NET
14 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
14 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
15 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server

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 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 17 (29.82%) WebSphere
2 13 (22.81%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.51%) Drupal
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.51%) JBoss
3 2 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) DB2
2 15 (26.32%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.26%) SQLPlus
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) LoadRunner
2 13 (22.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
4 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 9 (15.79%) NUnit
5 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
6 7 (12.28%) Selenium
7 4 (7.02%) JIRA
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (5.26%) Toad
9 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.51%) JMeter
9 2 (3.51%) Subversion
9 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.75%) TestLink
10 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (33.33%) Retail
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) HTML
2 17 (29.82%) J2EE
3 16 (28.07%) XML
4 15 (26.32%) Flash
5 12 (21.05%) .NET
6 5 (8.77%) CSS
7 2 (3.51%) RESTful
7 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.75%) jQuery
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (49.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) UNIX
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Automated Testing
2 17 (29.82%) Regression Testing
3 16 (28.07%) System Testing
4 13 (22.81%) E-Commerce
5 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.04%) Software Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Test Management
7 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (7.02%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.02%) Web Application Development
10 3 (5.26%) BDD
10 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.26%) Market Research
10 3 (5.26%) Load Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Validation
10 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.51%) TDD
11 2 (3.51%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (63.16%) SQL
2 17 (29.82%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.77%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) AWK
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Degree
2 20 (35.09%) ISEB
3 15 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Nessus
1 1 (1.75%) Nmap
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) IBM
2 13 (22.81%) HP
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Sun
6 1 (1.75%) BT
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