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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 43 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 5 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.44% - 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% - 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Average salary £37,000 - £36,250
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 - £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 - £42,500
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
329 323 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 94.54% 94.72% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 239 298 441
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 2 March 2015.

Tester Salary Histogram in Luton

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft