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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 64 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.79% 1.08% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 1
Median salary £55,000 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.02% +5.40%
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
640 797 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.52% 95.79% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 563 723 754
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -2 9 £55,000 -
Bedford +13 2 £36,250 -7.05% 1
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 23 (88.46%) BDD
2 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (73.08%) C#
4 17 (65.38%) Test Strategy
5 16 (61.54%) Test Scripting
6 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
7 13 (50.00%) Ruby
7 13 (50.00%) RESTful
8 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
8 11 (42.31%) Agile Testing
8 11 (42.31%) Scrum
9 10 (38.46%) .NET
9 10 (38.46%) Project Management
9 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
9 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
9 10 (38.46%) SDLC
10 9 (34.62%) Selenium
10 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
10 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
10 9 (34.62%) JIRA
11 8 (30.77%) Web Development
11 8 (30.77%) MVC
11 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
11 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
11 8 (30.77%) HP
11 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing

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 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) SpecFlow
2 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 9 (34.62%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) HP UFT
3 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) RESTful
2 10 (38.46%) .NET
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) BDD
2 20 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (65.38%) Test Strategy
4 16 (61.54%) Test Scripting
5 11 (42.31%) Agile Testing
5 11 (42.31%) Scrum
5 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
6 10 (38.46%) Project Management
6 10 (38.46%) SDLC
6 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
7 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
8 8 (30.77%) Functional Testing
8 8 (30.77%) MVC
8 8 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Software Delivery
8 8 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (30.77%) Web Development
9 7 (26.92%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) C#
2 13 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SDET
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
Bedford
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent benefits package
Posted: 21 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday
Kempston Hardwick, Bedfordshire
UK Consumer Panels
Posted: Yesterday