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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 45 68 50
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.35% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.90% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £31,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
276 443 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.50% 95.47% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 207 420 273
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 9 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA