The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 43 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.70% 0.97% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.15% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 5
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +2.56%
System 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
220 260 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 93.62% 83.87% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 211 223 311
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 £66,400 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

System Testing
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

System Testing Salary Trend in Bedford

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) SaaS
7 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
8 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (8.33%) QA
8 1 (8.33%) Selenium
8 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (50.00%) Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft