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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 29 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 14 9 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.83% 2.11% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 2.17% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 9
Median salary £52,750 £35,500 £19,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.59% +86.84%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
280 415 485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 96.55% 97.19% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 229 369 408
Median salary £60,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -3.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,550 £55,000
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) BDD
2 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
3 11 (64.71%) E-Commerce
3 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Regression Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
5 8 (47.06%) SDLC
6 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
7 6 (35.29%) QA
7 6 (35.29%) Project Management
7 6 (35.29%) JMeter
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) JIRA
8 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
9 4 (23.53%) Web Development
9 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
9 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (23.53%) HP
9 4 (23.53%) .NET
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
9 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
9 4 (23.53%) MVC
9 4 (23.53%) Ruby

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (70.59%) SpecFlow
2 6 (35.29%) JMeter
3 5 (29.41%) JIRA
4 4 (23.53%) HP UFT
4 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
6 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) BDD
3 11 (64.71%) E-Commerce
3 11 (64.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (58.82%) Regression Testing
5 8 (47.06%) SDLC
5 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
6 7 (41.18%) Load Testing
7 6 (35.29%) Project Management
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (23.53%) MVC
8 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) Web Development
9 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Ruby
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Travel, Pension, Bonus and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Luton
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago