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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 62 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.78% 0.94% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 0.96% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 0
Average salary £24,000 £23,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
555 523 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.35% 98.49% 93.17%
Number of salaries quoted 453 379 260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 4 September 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 30 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 28 (80.00%) HTML
3 23 (65.71%) SQL
4 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (51.43%) DbVisualizer
6 18 (51.43%) Retail
6 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
6 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
6 18 (51.43%) QA
6 18 (51.43%) System Testing
6 18 (51.43%) Java
6 18 (51.43%) J2EE
6 18 (51.43%) DB2
6 18 (51.43%) XML
6 18 (51.43%) UNIX
6 18 (51.43%) Flash
7 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
8 12 (34.29%) Visual Studio
8 12 (34.29%) CSS
8 12 (34.29%) .NET
9 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 10 (28.57%) E-Commerce
10 9 (25.71%) IBM
10 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
10 9 (25.71%) HP
10 9 (25.71%) HP UFT
10 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
10 9 (25.71%) MQSeries
10 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (51.43%) WebSphere
2 9 (25.71%) MQSeries
3 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (17.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) DB2
1 18 (51.43%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Visual Studio
2 9 (25.71%) HP UFT
2 9 (25.71%) LoadRunner
2 9 (25.71%) Subversion
2 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) WebDriver
2 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 18 (51.43%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) HTML
2 18 (51.43%) J2EE
2 18 (51.43%) XML
2 18 (51.43%) Flash
3 12 (34.29%) .NET
3 12 (34.29%) CSS
4 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (25.71%) RESTful
5 9 (25.71%) Gherkin
6 7 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (51.43%) Automated Testing
2 18 (51.43%) System Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.71%) TDD
5 9 (25.71%) Document Management
5 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.71%) Coaching
6 8 (22.86%) BDD
7 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Workflow
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.57%) Web Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.71%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 23 (65.71%) SQL
3 18 (51.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (51.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
1 1 (2.86%) Nmap
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) IBM
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
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