Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Tester was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 40 62
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Tester 3 37 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.75% 5.20% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 5.41% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3 32 5
Luton median annual salary £32,000 £55,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.82% +54.93% +86.84%
Bedfordshire median annual salary £31,500 £55,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -42.73% +57.14% +30.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Luton
Permanent vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 390 684 606
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.50% 96.07% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 281 577 518
Luton median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £85,700 £75,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.04% +10.00% +5.88%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (100.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center