The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 51 47 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.04% 1.04% 2.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 1.28% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 5
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,150 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £30,000 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 235 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 82.13% 81.60% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 187 229 178
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
Bedfordshire

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bedford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 13 (76.47%) Management Information System
2 12 (70.59%) ISEB
3 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (58.82%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (58.82%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Time Management
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 1 (5.88%) Wiki
8 1 (5.88%) JIRA
8 1 (5.88%) Banking
8 1 (5.88%) Retail
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (5.88%) EMV
8 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 1 (5.88%) MS Office
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) UAT Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Graduate
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Author
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Author
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) EMV
3 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Management
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 11 (64.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft