The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Bedford region that had Test Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Engineer
Rank 37 51 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 5 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.87% 1.41% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 1.43% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 2
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +13.04%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Test Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
173 280 313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 99.43% 98.94% 98.12%
Number of salaries quoted 155 259 284
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region that featured Test Engineer in the job title.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Engineer
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Test Engineer Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Test Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum

Test Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft