The median annual salary for a QA Tester was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford 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
Quality Assurance Tester
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 58 52 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a QA Tester 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.06% 1.38% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Median salary £47,500 £21,250 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +123.52% -  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 563 478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 94.17% 96.90% 99.17%
Number of salaries quoted 446 488 362
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 9 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) XML
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (33.33%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) PMO
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) JIRA
7 2 (22.22%) Kanban
7 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 2 (22.22%) Unix
8 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 1 (11.11%) Workflow
8 1 (11.11%) HTML
8 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

QA Tester Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 1 (11.11%) JBehave
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (22.22%) Kanban
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (33.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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