The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 64 83 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 29 8 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.53% 0.74% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 0.78% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 23
Average salary £23,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £34,100 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1094 1024 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.55% 95.08% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 950 935 753
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
East of England

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 22 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

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 Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
(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
Luton -4 12 £19,000 -36.66%
Bedford -6 4 £37,500 +18.11%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 27 (71.05%) Degree
2 22 (57.89%) MS Excel
3 21 (55.26%) Oracle
3 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (55.26%) System Testing
4 13 (34.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (23.68%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.79%) XML
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.16%) ISEB
8 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.53%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.53%) Selenium
10 3 (7.89%) Java
10 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
10 3 (7.89%) QA
10 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
11 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
11 2 (5.26%) Advertising
11 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
11 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
11 2 (5.26%) Agile Testing
12 1 (2.63%) C#
12 1 (2.63%) .NET

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 22 (57.89%) MS Excel
2 13 (34.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) MSTest
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.63%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.63%) RSpec
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) NUnit
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) System Testing
2 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Automation Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Test Management
7 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.63%) OO
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.63%) Scrum
7 1 (2.63%) BDD
7 1 (2.63%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (13.16%) ISEB
4 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Oracle
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft