The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance Tester
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 - 172
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 18 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.87% - 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% - 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 2
Median salary £32,500 - £24,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2017 2196 2809
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 97.49% 96.11% 97.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1831 2237
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured QA Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA Tester in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for QA Tester in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Hertfordshire

QA Tester
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 7 £42,500 -
Letchworth - 6 £32,500 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £24,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £28,000 -
Royston - 1 £37,500 -
QA Tester
East of England

QA Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, QA Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
3 16 (59.26%) Selenium
3 16 (59.26%) JIRA
4 15 (55.56%) SQL
5 14 (51.85%) Java
6 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (37.04%) Scrum
7 10 (37.04%) Oracle
7 10 (37.04%) BDD
7 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
8 9 (33.33%) Linux
8 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 8 (29.63%) TDD
9 8 (29.63%) Windows
9 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
9 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
9 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
9 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
10 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
10 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
10 7 (25.93%) Kanban
10 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
11 6 (22.22%) JMeter
11 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
11 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
11 6 (22.22%) HP
11 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
11 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) JIRA
1 16 (59.26%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
2 8 (29.63%) WebDriver
3 6 (22.22%) JMeter
3 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 4 (14.81%) JBehave
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.70%) JUnit
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.70%) YouTrack
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Android
4 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) BDD
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) Test Strategy
4 8 (29.63%) Regression Testing
4 8 (29.63%) TDD
5 7 (25.93%) Kanban
5 7 (25.93%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (18.52%) E-business
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
2 3 (11.11%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian