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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank - 48 59
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton - 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.62% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £30,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.29%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
333 324 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 97.08% 95.01% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 245 298 351
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
1 9 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) System Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle Certification
1 9 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft