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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 92 85 120
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.21% 0.62% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.63% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Median salary £36,000 £31,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.74%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
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
861 1108 1210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.48% 97.62% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 721 853 1128
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -8 2 £36,000 +13.38%
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Software 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM