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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 44 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.48% 0.35% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 0.36% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £32,500 £30,350
10% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,500 £33,150
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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
259 280 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 95.93% 99.29% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 207 257 255
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) HTML
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA