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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.70% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £33,250 - -
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
283 276 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 99.65% 97.87% 98.01%
Number of salaries quoted 255 269 188
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 16 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Zephyr
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Wiki
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA