Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 174 206
Rank change year-on-year +13 +32 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 46 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.08% 0.84% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.88% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 28
Hertfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +25.00% -26.15%
10th Percentile £31,250 £22,800 £19,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £36,300 £53,250
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%

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 4142 4564 5332
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.93% 95.76% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3514 3780 4287
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +4.94%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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 -15 11 £47,500 +86.27%
Hemel Hempstead +7 10 £32,500 +8.33%
Letchworth -8 10 £32,500 +6.56%
Royston - 3 £42,500 -
Hertford 0 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Bishop's Stortford -2 1 £24,500 -18.33%
St Albans - 1 £35,000 -
Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 30 (65.22%) Test Automation
2 29 (63.04%) QA
3 21 (45.65%) JIRA
4 20 (43.48%) Selenium
5 19 (41.30%) SQL
6 18 (39.13%) Java
6 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (39.13%) Finance
7 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
8 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
9 14 (30.43%) Oracle
10 13 (28.26%) Scrum
10 13 (28.26%) BDD
11 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
11 11 (23.91%) Windows
11 11 (23.91%) Linux
11 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
12 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
13 9 (19.57%) SaaS
13 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
13 9 (19.57%) TDD
14 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
14 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
14 8 (17.39%) JMeter
14 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
14 8 (17.39%) Kanban
14 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
15 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
15 7 (15.22%) 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 (15.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) JIRA
2 20 (43.48%) Selenium
3 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
4 8 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 8 (17.39%) JMeter
4 8 (17.39%) LoadRunner
5 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (8.70%) JBehave
7 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.35%) Ranorex
7 2 (4.35%) SilkTest
7 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.17%) JUnit
8 1 (2.17%) Maven
8 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) .NET
1 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) Ajax
3 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Linux
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Test Automation
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Test Strategy
4 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
5 13 (28.26%) BDD
5 13 (28.26%) Scrum
6 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.57%) TDD
9 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Kanban
9 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
10 7 (15.22%) E-business
10 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
11 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) VB
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) C
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) OSCP
2 3 (6.52%) CEH
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) CPTE
4 1 (2.17%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (63.04%) QA
2 5 (10.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (2.17%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) IBM