Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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

Tester
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 154 178
Rank change year-on-year -25 +24 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 34 65 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.75% 1.47% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.51% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 27 64 39
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -4.41% -20.00%
10th Percentile £26,200 £21,250 £20,625
90th Percentile £49,250 £46,375 £103,750
East of England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 4,420 4,298 4,858
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.39% 97.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3,766 3,587 4,035
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Hertfordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Tester in Hertfordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Tester in Hertfordshire

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 Tester within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +3 16 £42,000 -11.58% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -8 4 £25,000 -7.41%
St Albans - 3 - - 1
Stevenage +5 1 - -
Borehamwood -5 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) QA
3 19 (55.88%) SQL
4 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
5 14 (41.18%) JIRA
6 13 (38.24%) BDD
7 12 (35.29%) Selenium
8 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
9 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
9 10 (29.41%) Scrum
10 9 (26.47%) TDD
10 9 (26.47%) Gherkin
11 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
11 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
12 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
12 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
13 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
13 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
13 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
13 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
14 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
14 5 (14.71%) Stress Testing
14 5 (14.71%) Scalability Testing
14 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
14 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
14 5 (14.71%) Scenario Testing

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 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) TETRA
1 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) JIRA
2 12 (35.29%) Selenium
3 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
4 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
6 4 (11.76%) Zephyr
7 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
7 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.88%) git-flow
8 2 (5.88%) JBehave
8 2 (5.88%) NeoLoad
8 2 (5.88%) Redmine
8 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.88%) TestComplete
8 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.94%) Appium
9 1 (2.94%) JUnit
9 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) Gherkin
2 4 (11.76%) ODBC
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) HTML
4 2 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Android
1 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Test Automation
2 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (44.12%) Test Scripting
4 13 (38.24%) BDD
5 10 (29.41%) Scrum
6 9 (26.47%) TDD
7 8 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Regression Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Scalability Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Stress Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
10 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.76%) ETL
10 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Migration
10 4 (11.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.76%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Groovy
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISTQB
1 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) AppDynamics
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle