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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 66 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 19 14 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.17% 1.25% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 1.29% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 11
Median salary £52,500 £33,750 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% +68.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £30,600 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £35,850 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £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
827 1089 1165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.41% 97.58% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 743 935 1041
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
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
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 1 July 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 +22 14 £52,750 +48.59% 4
Bedford +7 3 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Tester
East of England

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) SpecFlow
2 14 (63.64%) BDD
3 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
4 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
7 7 (31.82%) QA
7 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Scrum
8 6 (27.27%) JMeter
8 6 (27.27%) Project Management
8 6 (27.27%) C#
8 6 (27.27%) .NET
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) Selenium
8 6 (27.27%) JIRA
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
9 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (22.73%) Ruby
9 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
9 5 (22.73%) HP
9 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (18.18%) Mobile App

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 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) SpecFlow
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 6 (27.27%) JMeter
2 6 (27.27%) Selenium
3 5 (22.73%) HP UFT
3 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) BDD
3 13 (59.09%) E-Commerce
4 11 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 10 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
6 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
7 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Scrum
8 6 (27.27%) Project Management
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
9 4 (18.18%) Agile Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (18.18%) MVC
9 4 (18.18%) Software Delivery
9 4 (18.18%) Web Development
10 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
Kempston, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago