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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 65 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.55% 1.84% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.98% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 8
Average salary £40,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +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
532 354 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 98.34% 93.16% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 384 279 229
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,800 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 19 September 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 8 (88.89%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) UNIX
5 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (22.22%) RiskWrite
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (11.11%) Android
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) FogBugz
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (11.11%) EFT
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft