The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Luton region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 43 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 9 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.31% 1.76% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.80% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 1
Median salary £52,500 £32,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+64.06% -25.58%
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +5.26%
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
364 389 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 93.57% 97.74% 93.90%
Number of salaries quoted 266 299 342
Median salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of job ads across the Luton region that featured Tester in the job title.

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 5 May 2016.

Tester Salary Histogram in Luton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Luton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) DB2
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Zephyr

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) BDD
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Load Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Testing
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP