The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 114 95 88
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.15% 0.35% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.37% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £34,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.92% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1257 1092 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.51% 95.12% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 955 838
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Software Tester
East of England

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Tester across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Software Tester Salary Histogram 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 1 £43,000 -
Bedford -25 1 £26,500 -18.46%
Software Tester
East of England

Software Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SaaS
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Mingle
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (11.11%) BDD
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 1 (11.11%) JUnit
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (11.11%) MSTest
7 1 (11.11%) RSpec
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) NUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) RSpec
1 1 (11.11%) MSTest
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Usability Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA