The median annual salary for a Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Tester
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 0.80% 1.44% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.48% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 3
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.57% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 124 203 276
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 99.20% 97.60% 98.22%
Number of salaries quoted 114 181 214
Median salary £36,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Bedford

Tester
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Tester in Bedford.

Salary trend for Tester in Bedford

Tester Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Bedford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) SaaS
6 1 (16.67%) .NET

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft