The median annual salary for a Software Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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

Software Tester
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.15% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Median salary - £36,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 624 783 1094
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.15% 93.88% 97.07%
Number of salaries quoted 473 646 822
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Bedfordshire

Software Tester
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Tester in Bedfordshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Interactive Media
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C#

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (50.00%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA