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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 124 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 22 33 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.02% 1.62% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.68% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 36
Average salary £35,000 £46,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% +42.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
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
2110 1964 1921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 97.55% 96.65% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1803 1574 1458
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 -4 6 £21,250 -50.00% 1
Stevenage +1 5 £35,000 +42.85%
Hertford - 2 £30,000 -
Harpenden - 1 £55,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £23,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (43.48%) Selenium
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 16 (34.78%) QA
4 15 (32.61%) Java
5 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (26.09%) XML
7 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
7 11 (23.91%) JMeter
7 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
7 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
8 10 (21.74%) BDD
8 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
8 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 10 (21.74%) HTML
9 9 (19.57%) Scrum
9 9 (19.57%) Degree
10 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
10 8 (17.39%) JIRA
10 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
10 8 (17.39%) ISEB
11 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
11 7 (15.22%) Unix
11 7 (15.22%) Extreme Programming

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) HP UFT
2 11 (23.91%) JMeter
3 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 8 (17.39%) JIRA
3 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
4 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
5 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.04%) Subversion
6 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.70%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.17%) NCover
9 1 (2.17%) NCrunch
9 1 (2.17%) NUnit
9 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) XML
2 10 (21.74%) HTML
3 6 (13.04%) JSON
4 5 (10.87%) .NET
4 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.70%) jQuery
5 4 (8.70%) REST
5 4 (8.70%) SOAP
6 2 (4.35%) Web Services
7 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Unix
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Automated Testing
2 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
5 10 (21.74%) BDD
5 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 9 (19.57%) Scrum
7 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) ATDD
8 7 (15.22%) Extreme Programming
8 7 (15.22%) TDD
8 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.22%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) Validation
9 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.04%) System Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) Ruby
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 8 (17.39%) ISEB
2 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) HP
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £22500.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday