The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 54 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.65% 1.00% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.19% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Average salary £31,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.30% +8.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.36%
Manual Testing
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
263 253 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 85.67% 84.62% 89.14%
Number of salaries quoted 233 249 188
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bedford region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Bedford

Manual Testing
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA