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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 112 107 143
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.49% 1.22% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.26% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 23 24
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 £21,000 £23,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,000 £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
2165 1832 2824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.58% 96.78% 95.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1399 2424
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 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,600 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -7 18 £42,500 +84.78% 1
St Albans - 7 £50,000 - 1
Stevenage +17 4 £24,500 -24.61%
Royston - 1 £22,500 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 27 (58.70%) Automated Testing
2 25 (54.35%) QA
3 24 (52.17%) ISEB
4 23 (50.00%) SQL
5 18 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (36.96%) Regression Testing
7 16 (34.78%) Degree
8 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
9 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (28.26%) Finance
11 12 (26.09%) HTML
11 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
12 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (21.74%) Java
13 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
13 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
13 10 (21.74%) System Testing
14 9 (19.57%) .NET
14 9 (19.57%) DB2
14 9 (19.57%) UNIX
14 9 (19.57%) HP
14 9 (19.57%) Selenium
14 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
14 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (17.39%) J2EE
15 8 (17.39%) XML
15 8 (17.39%) Flash
15 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
15 8 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (17.39%) Retail

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 7 (15.22%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 8 (17.39%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) SQLPlus
5 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
1 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
3 7 (15.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.22%) TeamCity
3 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
4 6 (13.04%) NUnit
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (6.52%) Toad
5 3 (6.52%) JIRA
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.35%) Subversion
6 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.17%) Hudson
7 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.17%) Firebug
7 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
2 9 (19.57%) .NET
3 8 (17.39%) J2EE
3 8 (17.39%) XML
3 8 (17.39%) Flash
4 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) RESTful
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (26.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) EFT
4 1 (2.17%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Automated Testing
2 17 (36.96%) Regression Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 10 (21.74%) System Testing
5 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Web Application Development
7 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.87%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Test Management
9 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Market Research
10 2 (4.35%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.35%) TDD
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) ISEB
2 16 (34.78%) Degree
3 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
4 11 (23.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (54.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) HP
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) BT
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - excellent bonus + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago