The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 47 68 38
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 17 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.45% 0.98% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 1.03% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Average salary £21,500 £36,250 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.68% +54.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
487 585 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.78% 95.59% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 359 455 220
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,442 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Tester
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Tester Salary Trend in Watford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 24 (85.71%) Java
1 24 (85.71%) SQL
1 24 (85.71%) J2EE
1 24 (85.71%) DB2
1 24 (85.71%) Automated Testing
1 24 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 22 (78.57%) System Testing
2 22 (78.57%) DbVisualizer
2 22 (78.57%) HTML
2 22 (78.57%) Retail
2 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 22 (78.57%) XML
2 22 (78.57%) UNIX
2 22 (78.57%) Flash
2 22 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (60.71%) IBM
3 17 (60.71%) LoadRunner
4 15 (53.57%) Regression Testing
4 15 (53.57%) HP
4 15 (53.57%) MQSeries
4 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
4 15 (53.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (50.00%) Degree
6 10 (35.71%) ISEB
6 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (25.00%) Coaching
7 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
7 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.00%) Cucumber

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 24 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 15 (53.57%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.14%) Drupal
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (85.71%) DB2
2 22 (78.57%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) LoadRunner
2 15 (53.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (25.00%) Subversion
3 7 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 22 (78.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (85.71%) J2EE
2 22 (78.57%) HTML
2 22 (78.57%) XML
2 22 (78.57%) Flash
3 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (78.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) AIX
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Automated Testing
2 22 (78.57%) System Testing
3 15 (53.57%) Regression Testing
3 15 (53.57%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.00%) Coaching
4 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) TDD
4 7 (25.00%) Document Management
5 5 (17.86%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) Java
1 24 (85.71%) SQL
2 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) AWK
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 10 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) IBM
2 15 (53.57%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Sun
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle