The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 62 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 8 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.37% 2.00% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 2.06% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% -16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,300 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £24,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
Job Titles Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
561 340 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.39% 97.14% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 439 280 234
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Tester
Hertfordshire

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 17 April 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Watford

Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 14 (66.67%) Selenium
3 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
4 10 (47.62%) Banking
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
6 8 (38.10%) QA
6 8 (38.10%) Degree
7 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
8 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
8 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) UNIX
8 5 (23.81%) XML
8 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (19.05%) PhD
9 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (19.05%) Statistics
9 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
9 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
10 3 (14.29%) Derivative
10 3 (14.29%) ISEB
10 3 (14.29%) Fixed Income
10 3 (14.29%) Equities

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Development Applications
1 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
1 10 (47.62%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Statistics
1 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 3 (14.29%) Equities
2 3 (14.29%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Software Testing
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 9 (42.86%) Automation Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) ISTQB
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) PhD
4 3 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
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