The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank - 59 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.29% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 0
Average salary - £27,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Software Tester
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
286 379 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.30% 97.68% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 247 322 234
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £58,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA