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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 51 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.37% 2.55% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 2.96% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £60,000 £31,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.97% -2.30%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
234 270 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.03% 85.99% 86.11%
Number of salaries quoted 218 242 245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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%) 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 4 September 2015, 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%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
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%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Degree