The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Luton 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Luton region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 49 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 12 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.59% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 0
Average salary £19,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Job Titles Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
435 323 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 93.75% 95.85% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 354 282 327
Average salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Tester
Bedfordshire

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Tester
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester across the Luton region.

Tester Salary Trend in Luton

Tester
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Tester across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Tester Salary Histogram in Luton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 9 (69.23%) Oracle
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle Certification
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
1 9 (69.23%) System Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
3 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Advertising
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (7.69%) JUnit
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.69%) QA
5 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) RSpec
5 1 (7.69%) SaaS

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
3 1 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) RSpec
3 1 (7.69%) MSTest
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) System Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle Certification
1 9 (69.23%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft