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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 67 79 92
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 18 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.11% 1.20% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 9 1
Median salary £55,000 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.02% +5.40%
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
808 971 944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.72% 96.81% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 711 865 842
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -5 18 £55,000 - 2
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (83.72%) BDD
3 29 (67.44%) Test Strategy
4 23 (53.49%) SpecFlow
5 22 (51.16%) C#
6 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
6 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
7 20 (46.51%) Ruby
7 20 (46.51%) Waterfall
8 19 (44.19%) Scrum
9 18 (41.86%) Regression Testing
9 18 (41.86%) Agile Testing
10 17 (39.53%) SDLC
10 17 (39.53%) Project Management
10 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
10 17 (39.53%) .NET
10 17 (39.53%) E-Commerce
10 17 (39.53%) JIRA
11 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
11 16 (37.21%) HP Quality Center
11 16 (37.21%) HP UFT
12 15 (34.88%) MVC
12 15 (34.88%) HP
12 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (34.88%) Web Development
12 15 (34.88%) Mobile App
13 14 (32.56%) Functional Testing
13 14 (32.56%) RESTful
14 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement

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 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) SpecFlow
2 17 (39.53%) JIRA
3 16 (37.21%) HP UFT
4 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (25.58%) Selenium
6 6 (13.95%) JMeter
7 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
8 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) .NET
1 17 (39.53%) ASP.NET
2 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (32.56%) RESTful
4 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Mobile App
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (83.72%) BDD
3 29 (67.44%) Test Strategy
4 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
5 20 (46.51%) Waterfall
6 19 (44.19%) Scrum
7 18 (41.86%) Agile Testing
7 18 (41.86%) Regression Testing
8 17 (39.53%) E-Commerce
8 17 (39.53%) Project Management
8 17 (39.53%) SDLC
9 16 (37.21%) Test Automation
10 15 (34.88%) MVC
10 15 (34.88%) Web Development
11 14 (32.56%) Functional Testing
12 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (27.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 12 (27.91%) Software Delivery
12 12 (27.91%) Virtual Environments
13 9 (20.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C#
2 20 (46.51%) Ruby
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) ISEB
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
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