The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 51 82 73
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 26 13 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.23% 1.23% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 1.26% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 18
Median salary £50,000 £35,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +52.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,100 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £36,000 £36,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
776 1028 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.52% 97.53% 97.49%
Number of salaries quoted 690 903 973
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Tester
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Tester Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Tester
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

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 Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +31 18 £52,750 +48.59% 3
Bedford +8 5 £42,500 +30.76%
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 Tester in the job title.

1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) BDD
3 21 (60.00%) SpecFlow
4 19 (54.29%) E-Commerce
5 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
6 16 (45.71%) Regression Testing
7 15 (42.86%) Waterfall
8 12 (34.29%) JIRA
8 12 (34.29%) SDLC
9 11 (31.43%) Scrum
10 10 (28.57%) JMeter
10 10 (28.57%) HP UFT
10 10 (28.57%) Project Management
10 10 (28.57%) .NET
10 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
10 10 (28.57%) QA
10 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
10 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
11 9 (25.71%) Selenium
11 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
11 9 (25.71%) Ruby
11 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
11 9 (25.71%) HP
11 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
12 8 (22.86%) Agile Testing
12 8 (22.86%) MVC
12 8 (22.86%) C#

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:

Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) DB2
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 12 (34.29%) JIRA
3 10 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 10 (28.57%) JMeter
4 9 (25.71%) Selenium
4 9 (25.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (62.86%) BDD
3 19 (54.29%) E-Commerce
4 18 (51.43%) Test Strategy
5 16 (45.71%) Regression Testing
6 15 (42.86%) Waterfall
7 12 (34.29%) SDLC
8 11 (31.43%) Scrum
9 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
9 10 (28.57%) Project Management
9 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
10 9 (25.71%) Test Automation
11 8 (22.86%) Agile Testing
11 8 (22.86%) MVC
11 8 (22.86%) Web Development
12 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
13 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (17.14%) Software Delivery
14 5 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Ruby
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Share ownership scheme + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + 10-20% bonus and benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago