Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 21 November 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 85 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 3 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.31% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.70% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 12
Watford median annual salary £37,500 £26,500 £23,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.51% +11.58% -24.60%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,750 £20,625
90th Percentile £46,750 £40,000 £26,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £36,250 £26,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year +36.79% +10.42% -17.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 942 1007 1036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.46% 97.92%
Number of salaries quoted 791 867 851
Watford median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £70,000
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Tester in Watford

QA Tester
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for QA Tester in Watford

QA Tester
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA Tester in Watford over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for QA Tester in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Watford region featuring QA Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) ODBC
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium

QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ODBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA