The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank - - 56
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - - 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £33,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software 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
219 265 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 93.19% 84.13% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 210 227 311
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bedford

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB