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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 56 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 16 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.06% 3.19% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.22% 3.25% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 2
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
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
497 400 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 95.03% 98.28% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 363 305 353
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Watford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 20 (83.33%) ISEB
2 20 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (58.33%) System Testing
5 13 (54.17%) HTML
6 12 (50.00%) Java
6 12 (50.00%) J2EE
6 12 (50.00%) DB2
6 12 (50.00%) XML
6 12 (50.00%) UNIX
6 12 (50.00%) Flash
6 12 (50.00%) E-Commerce
6 12 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
6 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (50.00%) Retail
6 12 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 12 (50.00%) Degree
6 12 (50.00%) QA
6 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (45.83%) IBM
7 11 (45.83%) HP
7 11 (45.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (45.83%) LoadRunner
7 11 (45.83%) Finance
7 11 (45.83%) MQSeries
8 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
9 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (33.33%) Web Application Development

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (45.83%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) DB2
1 12 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) QuickTest Pro
1 11 (45.83%) LoadRunner
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 12 (50.00%) Retail
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 12 (50.00%) J2EE
2 12 (50.00%) XML
2 12 (50.00%) Flash
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Regression Testing
2 20 (83.33%) Automated Testing
3 14 (58.33%) System Testing
4 12 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 8 (33.33%) Web Application Development
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Coaching
8 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.17%) BDD
8 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.17%) TDD
8 1 (4.17%) Document Management
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) ISEB
2 12 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (50.00%) Degree
3 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) IBM
1 11 (45.83%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
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