The median annual salary for a Tester was - in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Tester
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 46 52
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 0 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton - 0.88% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.95% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Median salary - £36,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.69%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 254 316 373
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 94.78% 93.22% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 167 222 251
Median salary £48,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Luton

Tester
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for Tester in Luton

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Luton region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) BDD
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
3 11 (78.57%) C#
4 9 (64.29%) Ruby
4 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
6 6 (42.86%) RESTful
6 6 (42.86%) Agile Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
7 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 5 (35.71%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (35.71%) Selenium
7 5 (35.71%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (28.57%) HP
8 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 4 (28.57%) .NET
8 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
8 4 (28.57%) MVC
8 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) RESTful
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) BDD
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) Test Scripting
4 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
5 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (42.86%) Agile Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Project Management
7 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 5 (35.71%) Software Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
8 4 (28.57%) MVC
8 4 (28.57%) Web Development
9 3 (21.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
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