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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Tester
Rank 73 77 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.08% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 0
Average salary £24,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
541 563 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.83% 96.74% 95.36%
Number of salaries quoted 412 406 233
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 23 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008

QA Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft