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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 120 130 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 22 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.17% 0.86% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.90% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 10
Average salary £24,000 £41,250 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.81% +13.79%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
2300 2446 2119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.79% 95.25% 94.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 2028 1666
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
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 3 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 3 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 +20 25 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Stevenage +17 1 £22,500 -30.76%
St Albans -25 1 £50,000 +88.67%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £21,500 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 33 (63.46%) HTML
3 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
4 28 (53.85%) Retail
4 28 (53.85%) Automated Testing
4 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 26 (50.00%) Java
5 26 (50.00%) J2EE
5 26 (50.00%) DB2
6 25 (48.08%) XML
6 25 (48.08%) System Testing
7 24 (46.15%) DbVisualizer
7 24 (46.15%) UNIX
7 24 (46.15%) Flash
8 20 (38.46%) QA
9 17 (32.69%) LoadRunner
10 16 (30.77%) Regression Testing
10 16 (30.77%) IBM
10 16 (30.77%) Degree
11 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
11 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (26.92%) HP
12 14 (26.92%) HP UFT
12 14 (26.92%) E-Commerce
12 14 (26.92%) MQSeries
13 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
14 12 (23.08%) Selenium
15 11 (21.15%) TDD
15 11 (21.15%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 26 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (26.92%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Drupal
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) JBoss
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.00%) DB2
2 24 (46.15%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) LoadRunner
2 14 (26.92%) HP UFT
3 13 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (23.08%) Selenium
5 11 (21.15%) WebDriver
6 10 (19.23%) Subversion
7 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.77%) NUnit
8 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (3.85%) JMeter
9 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.92%) JIRA
10 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.92%) TestLink
General
1 28 (53.85%) Retail
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (63.46%) HTML
2 26 (50.00%) J2EE
3 25 (48.08%) XML
4 24 (46.15%) Flash
5 11 (21.15%) Gherkin
6 10 (19.23%) RESTful
7 8 (15.38%) .NET
8 5 (9.62%) CSS
9 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.92%) Physics
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) UNIX
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 2 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Automated Testing
2 25 (48.08%) System Testing
3 16 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (28.85%) Test Scripting
5 14 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 11 (21.15%) TDD
7 10 (19.23%) Document Management
7 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 10 (19.23%) Coaching
8 9 (17.31%) BDD
9 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Validation
10 3 (5.77%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.77%) Test Management
11 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 29 (55.77%) JavaScript
3 26 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (5.77%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) Perl
5 2 (3.85%) PHP
5 2 (3.85%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (30.77%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) ISEB
3 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Nessus
1 1 (1.92%) Nmap
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) IBM
2 14 (26.92%) HP
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Sun
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