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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.21% 1.33% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.43% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 11
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +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
564 349 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 97.24% 93.07% 95.08%
Number of salaries quoted 420 269 247
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 October 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) ISEB
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
7 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (25.00%) System Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
8 2 (16.67%) RiskWrite
8 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (16.67%) Scrum
8 2 (16.67%) UNIX
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
9 1 (8.33%) DB2
9 1 (8.33%) MS Office

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (8.33%) EFT
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Coaching
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (91.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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