The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Watford region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 51 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 6 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.96% 1.15% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.17% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 6
Median salary £50,000 £21,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+135.29% -50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
490 513 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 93.87% 98.09% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 406 455 368
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of job ads across the Watford region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (50.00%) Ruby
5 4 (40.00%) QA
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (10.00%) Workflow
8 1 (10.00%) .NET
8 1 (10.00%) MySQL
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle
8 1 (10.00%) JUnit
8 1 (10.00%) IIS
8 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
8 1 (10.00%) CSS
8 1 (10.00%) Unix
8 1 (10.00%) Python
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (10.00%) ISEB

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Manual Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle