The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 50 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.89% - 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% - 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 3
Average salary £41,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,308 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.90% +4.61%
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
308 271 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.16% 97.83% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 287 265 190
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Tester
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Tester Salary Trend in Bedford

Tester
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited 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 Tester in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) People Management
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Wiki
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Zephyr

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Wiki
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Software Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA