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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 54 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.61% 2.61% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 2.99% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 2
Average salary £29,250 £32,500 £44,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -26.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £21,500 £35,650
10% offered a salary of more than £30,650 £37,500 £52,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
274 268 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 83.28% 87.58% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 265 240 151
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Line Management
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Coaching
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft