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 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 77 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 11 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.20% 0.71% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 12
Median salary £51,250 £34,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+50.73% +70.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
846 1101 1160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.26% 97.78% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 729 892 1059
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £56,000 £61,500
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 May 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 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 +4 10 £52,500 +55.55% 2
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
3 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) JMeter
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Ruby
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services

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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) SpecFlow
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) JMeter
4 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
Luton
easyJet Airline
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago