The median annual salary for a Software Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 133 152 150
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 9 7 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.41% 0.27% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 8
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £24,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

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 2107 2457 2241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.17% 95.71% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1772 2028 1796
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Hertfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Hertfordshire

Software 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 Software Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Royston - 4 £42,500 -
Broxbourne - 3 £35,000 -
Hertford - 1 £35,000 -
Letchworth - 1 £33,500 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software 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 Software Tester in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Performance Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Functional Testing
4 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 15 (42.86%) Stress Testing
4 15 (42.86%) Scalability Testing
5 14 (40.00%) Selenium
6 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 10 (28.57%) Scrum
6 10 (28.57%) C#
7 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
7 9 (25.71%) SilkTest
7 9 (25.71%) Ranorex
8 8 (22.86%) JIRA
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
9 6 (17.14%) BDD
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) QA
10 5 (14.29%) System Testing
11 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
11 4 (11.43%) Java
11 4 (11.43%) SQL
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
12 3 (8.57%) Oracle
12 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
13 2 (5.71%) Time Management
13 2 (5.71%) SaaS
13 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) Ranorex
2 9 (25.71%) SilkTest
3 8 (22.86%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.71%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.86%) Appium
6 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) TestRail
General
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.86%) REST
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Software Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Functional Testing
3 16 (45.71%) Performance Testing
4 15 (42.86%) Scalability Testing
4 15 (42.86%) Stress Testing
4 15 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 10 (28.57%) Scrum
5 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
7 6 (17.14%) BDD
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Automation Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Case Management
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.71%) E-business
10 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
10 2 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
1 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle