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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 122 130 110
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 24 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.99% 0.60% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.62% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 7
Average salary £24,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
2299 2254 1904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.53% 96.95% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1981 1856 1547
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 16 £24,000 +4.34% 5
St Albans -12 2 £37,000 +25.42%
Borehamwood - 1 £50,000 -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 32 (62.75%) HTML
2 31 (60.78%) SQL
3 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
4 23 (45.10%) Java
4 23 (45.10%) UNIX
4 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (43.14%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
7 20 (39.22%) XML
8 19 (37.25%) Retail
8 19 (37.25%) QA
9 18 (35.29%) System Testing
9 18 (35.29%) WebSphere
9 18 (35.29%) DbVisualizer
9 18 (35.29%) Flash
9 18 (35.29%) J2EE
9 18 (35.29%) DB2
10 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
11 13 (25.49%) Selenium
11 13 (25.49%) Degree
12 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
12 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
12 12 (23.53%) TDD
12 12 (23.53%) HP UFT
12 12 (23.53%) LoadRunner
13 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
13 11 (21.57%) Subversion
13 11 (21.57%) .NET
13 11 (21.57%) BDD
13 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (35.29%) WebSphere
2 9 (17.65%) MQSeries
3 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.80%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Wireless
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
1 3 (5.88%) Network Security
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) DbVisualizer
1 18 (35.29%) DB2
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 12 (23.53%) HP UFT
2 12 (23.53%) LoadRunner
3 11 (21.57%) Subversion
4 10 (19.61%) WebDriver
4 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.92%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.96%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (37.25%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) HTML
2 20 (39.22%) XML
3 18 (35.29%) Flash
3 18 (35.29%) J2EE
4 11 (21.57%) .NET
5 10 (19.61%) Gherkin
5 10 (19.61%) CSS
6 9 (17.65%) RESTful
7 8 (15.69%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.80%) jQuery
9 2 (3.92%) JSON
9 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (43.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) UNIX
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
3 18 (35.29%) System Testing
4 17 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 12 (23.53%) TDD
6 11 (21.57%) Regression Testing
6 11 (21.57%) BDD
6 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
7 9 (17.65%) Document Management
7 9 (17.65%) Coaching
7 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Validation
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
10 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) SQL
2 28 (54.90%) JavaScript
3 23 (45.10%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) C
4 3 (5.88%) Perl
4 3 (5.88%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 2 (3.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Nmap
2 1 (1.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
1 10 (19.61%) HP
2 9 (17.65%) IBM
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