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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 119 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 29 30 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 1.42% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.48% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 30 26
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £48,750
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
1964 2028 2521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.11% 95.71% 93.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1569 2129
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 £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +3 12 - - 1
St Albans - 9 £55,000 -
Stevenage +16 2 £23,500 -27.69% 1
Hertford +6 2 £30,000 -7.69%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 34 (62.96%) Automated Testing
2 32 (59.26%) SQL
3 27 (50.00%) ISEB
3 27 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (48.15%) QA
5 21 (38.89%) Regression Testing
6 19 (35.19%) HTML
6 19 (35.19%) Degree
7 17 (31.48%) DB2
7 17 (31.48%) Retail
8 16 (29.63%) WebSphere
8 16 (29.63%) System Testing
8 16 (29.63%) J2EE
8 16 (29.63%) Java
8 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 16 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (27.78%) XML
10 14 (25.93%) UNIX
10 14 (25.93%) Flash
10 14 (25.93%) E-Commerce
10 14 (25.93%) HP
10 14 (25.93%) IBM
10 14 (25.93%) LoadRunner
10 14 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
11 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
12 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
12 12 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (22.22%) MQSeries
12 12 (22.22%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 16 (29.63%) WebSphere
2 12 (22.22%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.70%) Drupal
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
2 1 (1.85%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) DB2
2 14 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) SQLPlus
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) LoadRunner
2 12 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (20.37%) Cucumber
4 9 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 9 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 9 (16.67%) NUnit
5 8 (14.81%) Selenium
6 3 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) JIRA
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (5.56%) Toad
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.70%) JMeter
7 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.85%) TestLink
8 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (31.48%) Retail
2 10 (18.52%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.19%) HTML
2 16 (29.63%) J2EE
3 15 (27.78%) XML
4 14 (25.93%) Flash
5 12 (22.22%) .NET
6 5 (9.26%) CSS
7 2 (3.70%) RESTful
8 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.85%) jQuery
8 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) UNIX
2 6 (11.11%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 2 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Automated Testing
2 21 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 16 (29.63%) System Testing
4 14 (25.93%) E-Commerce
5 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Web Application Development
8 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.96%) Test Management
9 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.41%) BDD
11 3 (5.56%) Manual Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (5.56%) Market Research
11 3 (5.56%) Load Testing
11 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (3.70%) TDD
12 2 (3.70%) Document Management
12 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) SQL
2 16 (29.63%) Java
2 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
4 2 (3.70%) PHP
4 2 (3.70%) AWK
5 1 (1.85%) Ruby
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) ISEB
2 19 (35.19%) Degree
3 16 (29.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) IBM
1 14 (25.93%) HP
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Sun
4 1 (1.85%) BT
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20-25k plus bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago