The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 47 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 7 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.73% 0.23% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 0.25% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 3
Average salary £32,000 £43,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.58% +14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,900 £43,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,300 £43,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Tester
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
380 397 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 93.83% 92.11% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 279 354 337
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £24,975
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 April 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Luton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) Node.js
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (11.11%) BDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP