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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 124 107 152
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 13 25 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.54% 1.21% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.28% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 11
Average salary £27,250 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.16% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
2315 1951 2743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 96.66% 94.80% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1910 1572 2177
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 £26,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -22 4 £22,500 - 3
St Albans - 3 £27,500 -
Letchworth - 1 £22,500 - 1
Royston - 1 £22,500 - 1
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (51.43%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (40.00%) UNIX
4 13 (37.14%) Degree
5 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
6 10 (28.57%) QA
6 10 (28.57%) Banking
6 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Selenium
8 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
8 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle
9 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
10 6 (17.14%) ISEB
10 6 (17.14%) V-Model
10 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
11 5 (14.29%) Linux
11 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
12 4 (11.43%) JIRA
12 4 (11.43%) Spring
12 4 (11.43%) C#
12 4 (11.43%) VB

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (25.71%) Selenium
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.57%) JUnit
4 3 (8.57%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) FogBugz
6 1 (2.86%) Firebug
6 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.86%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.86%) Moq
6 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.86%) NUnit
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
1 4 (11.43%) Spring
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) WCF
4 1 (2.86%) WPF
4 1 (2.86%) WF
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) J2EE
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) Java ME
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Statistics
2 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) UNIX
2 7 (20.00%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Test Scripting
2 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Manual Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 6 (17.14%) V-Model
4 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum
8 2 (5.71%) UML
8 2 (5.71%) Usability Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
9 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Load Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.86%) Time Management
9 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) SQL
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 7 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.43%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) VBScript
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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