The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Tester
Rank 83 97 91
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.73% 0.35% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 1
Average salary £32,500 £32,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.77% +13.15%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Software Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
926 1113 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.36% 96.70% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 821 956 864
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Tester Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Tester
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +3 6 £32,500 -
Luton +4 1 £32,000 -
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Node.js
6 4 (28.57%) Selenium
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) QA
8 2 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
9 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
9 1 (7.14%) MS Office
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Software 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 Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
1 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Automation Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft