The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 78 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.20% 1.14% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 1.16% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £26,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
480 258 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 95.81% 97.73% 96.33%
Number of salaries quoted 463 252 200
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
Bedfordshire

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bedford region.

Software Tester Salary Trend in Bedford

Software Tester
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (83.33%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) Degree