The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Tester
Rank 50 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.76% 0.35% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.36% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 7
Average salary £41,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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% -
Tester
Bedfordshire

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 31 July 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 3 (42.86%) Client/Server
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Wiki
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Zephyr

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