The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 132 138
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 28 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.29% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 17
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,650 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  

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 2453 2577
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.83% 95.26% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1797 2024 2053
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 8 £47,500 +75.92% 1
Letchworth - 7 £32,500 - 2
Royston - 2 £42,500 -
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 £28,000 -6.66% 1
Hertford -3 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Bishop's Stortford -5 1 £24,500 -18.33%
St Albans - 1 £35,000 - 1
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 31 (42.47%) Selenium
2 30 (41.10%) QA
3 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (34.25%) Test Automation
5 22 (30.14%) JIRA
5 22 (30.14%) Performance Testing
6 21 (28.77%) Software Testing
7 20 (27.40%) Scrum
8 18 (24.66%) SQL
8 18 (24.66%) Functional Testing
8 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
9 16 (21.92%) WebDriver
9 16 (21.92%) Java
9 16 (21.92%) Regression Testing
9 16 (21.92%) Finance
10 15 (20.55%) Scalability Testing
10 15 (20.55%) Stress Testing
11 14 (19.18%) Oracle
12 13 (17.81%) Test Strategy
13 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
13 12 (16.44%) BDD
13 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
13 12 (16.44%) Windows
14 11 (15.07%) HP
14 11 (15.07%) Linux
14 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
14 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (15.07%) Automation Testing
15 9 (12.33%) SaaS
15 9 (12.33%) Mathematics

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 (9.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Wireless
1 1 (1.37%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (42.47%) Selenium
2 22 (30.14%) JIRA
3 16 (21.92%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.44%) Cucumber
5 8 (10.96%) Ranorex
5 8 (10.96%) SilkTest
6 6 (8.22%) JMeter
6 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
7 5 (6.85%) Zephyr
8 3 (4.11%) JBehave
8 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.37%) JUnit
9 1 (1.37%) Maven
9 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.11%) XML
3 2 (2.74%) RESTful
4 1 (1.37%) Ajax
4 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.37%) HTML
4 1 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Linux
3 4 (5.48%) Unix
4 3 (4.11%) Android
4 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Test Automation
3 22 (30.14%) Performance Testing
4 21 (28.77%) Software Testing
5 20 (27.40%) Scrum
6 18 (24.66%) Functional Testing
6 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
7 16 (21.92%) Regression Testing
8 15 (20.55%) Scalability Testing
8 15 (20.55%) Stress Testing
9 13 (17.81%) Test Strategy
10 12 (16.44%) BDD
10 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Automation Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Mathematics
13 8 (10.96%) E-business
14 6 (8.22%) Automated Testing
14 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
14 6 (8.22%) TDD
14 6 (8.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 16 (21.92%) Java
3 9 (12.33%) C#
4 8 (10.96%) VB
5 6 (8.22%) Ruby
6 2 (2.74%) Python
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) OSCP
2 5 (6.85%) CEH
3 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 3 (4.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) CPTE
4 1 (1.37%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (41.10%) QA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO 9001
3 3 (4.11%) PMO
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
2 11 (15.07%) HP
3 5 (6.85%) SAP
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
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