The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bedford region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank - 47 78
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.36% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £31,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
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
173 274 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 91.53% 97.86% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 145 196 424
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Bedford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) SQL

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft