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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 56 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 10 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.95% 2.24% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.31% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 2
Average salary - £40,000 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +68.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
504 520 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.25% 97.01% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 388 400 320
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 March 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 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Regression Testing
3 19 (73.08%) ISEB
4 18 (69.23%) SQL
5 17 (65.38%) Java
5 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
5 17 (65.38%) J2EE
5 17 (65.38%) DB2
5 17 (65.38%) WebSphere
6 16 (61.54%) HTML
7 15 (57.69%) XML
7 15 (57.69%) UNIX
7 15 (57.69%) Flash
7 15 (57.69%) IBM
7 15 (57.69%) System Testing
7 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
7 15 (57.69%) Retail
7 15 (57.69%) DbVisualizer
7 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (50.00%) E-Commerce
8 13 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 13 (50.00%) HP
8 13 (50.00%) MQSeries
9 12 (46.15%) Degree
9 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (38.46%) QA
11 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
11 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
11 7 (26.92%) Finance
11 7 (26.92%) Web Application Development

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 17 (65.38%) WebSphere
2 13 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.69%) Drupal
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 2 (7.69%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (65.38%) DB2
2 15 (57.69%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) LoadRunner
2 13 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.69%) JMeter
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (57.69%) Retail
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) J2EE
2 16 (61.54%) HTML
3 15 (57.69%) XML
3 15 (57.69%) Flash
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 20 (76.92%) Regression Testing
3 15 (57.69%) System Testing
4 13 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (26.92%) Web Application Development
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.69%) TDD
8 2 (7.69%) Document Management
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
8 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 17 (65.38%) Java
2 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) AWK
3 2 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) ISEB
2 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 12 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) IBM
2 13 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Sun
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