The median annual salary for a Tester was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Tester
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 55 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 2 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.29% 0.41% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 0.42% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 7
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +108.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +14.28% -  

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 526 475 532
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 97.23% 97.94% 99.44%
Number of salaries quoted 433 410 390
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,576 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Watford

Tester
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Salary trend for Tester in Watford

Tester
Salary Histogram in Watford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Watford over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Tester in Watford

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Watford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 8 (61.54%) Scrum
4 8 (61.54%) BDD
5 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
6 6 (46.15%) JIRA
6 6 (46.15%) Selenium
6 6 (46.15%) Java
6 6 (46.15%) Finance
7 5 (38.46%) Unix
7 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
7 5 (38.46%) Kanban
7 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (38.46%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
8 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
8 4 (30.77%) JBehave
8 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
8 4 (30.77%) SQL
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (23.08%) XML
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (23.08%) Android
9 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
9 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS

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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 4 (30.77%) JBehave
4 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 3 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Android
2 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Kanban
4 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian