The table below looks at the statistics 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 70 87 80
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 30 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.51% 0.48% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 0.51% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 15
Average salary £24,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -1.47%
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
1153 981 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.49% 94.69% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 986 892 845
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 August 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 -1 9 £19,000 -35.04%
Bedford -2 7 £41,000 +36.66%
Tester
East of England

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (66.67%) Degree
2 23 (54.76%) MS Excel
3 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 22 (52.38%) Oracle
3 22 (52.38%) System Testing
4 14 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (21.43%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
7 6 (14.29%) ISEB
7 6 (14.29%) XML
8 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.52%) Selenium
9 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) QA
9 4 (9.52%) Agile Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Software Architecture
9 4 (9.52%) SQL
10 3 (7.14%) Java
10 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
10 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
11 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
11 2 (4.76%) Advertising
12 1 (2.38%) Scrum

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (54.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.38%) NUnit
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
3 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.38%) RSpec
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.38%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.38%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) System Testing
2 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 6 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Testing
5 4 (9.52%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.38%) OO
7 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Test Management
7 1 (2.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (14.29%) ISEB
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 22 (52.38%) Oracle