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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 58 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 15 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.40% 1.87% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.94% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 6 7
Average salary £42,500 £23,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.78% -45.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
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
601 360 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.01% 96.26% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 453 285 292
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £58,250
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 20 November 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Watford

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 16 (84.21%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 12 (63.16%) Regression Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Finance
3 11 (57.89%) ISTQB
3 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
4 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
5 8 (42.11%) Web Application Development
6 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) Degree
8 5 (26.32%) System Testing
8 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (21.05%) HTML
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) UNIX
9 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Selenium
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (15.79%) DbVisualizer
10 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
10 3 (15.79%) Retail
10 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.79%) XML
10 3 (15.79%) DB2
10 3 (15.79%) J2EE
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (15.79%) Flash

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) RiskWrite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
1 3 (15.79%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) FogBugz
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) Flash
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Regression Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Automated Testing
3 8 (42.11%) Web Application Development
4 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) System Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 1 (5.26%) TDD
9 1 (5.26%) Document Management
9 1 (5.26%) Workflow
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum
9 1 (5.26%) Time Management
9 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 1 (5.26%) BDD
9 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) C#
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) ISEB
2 11 (57.89%) ISTQB
3 6 (31.58%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (84.21%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
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