The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 73 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 1 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.16% 0.27% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £35,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +0.71%
QA Tester
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
584 361 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 94.96% 98.37% 95.82%
Number of salaries quoted 442 281 322
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

QA Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester across the Watford region.

QA Tester Salary Trend in Watford

QA Tester
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) RiskWrite
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Watford region that cited QA 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 QA Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft