The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Engineer
Rank 54 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 2 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.69% - 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% - 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 3
Average salary £32,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
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
282 270 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.91% 99.63% 98.26%
Number of salaries quoted 243 242 275
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Electronics
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
1 5 (62.50%) LabVIEW
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) HNC
1 5 (62.50%) ISO 9001
1 5 (62.50%) JTAG
2 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) QA

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) LabVIEW
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (62.50%) Electronics
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) BDD
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) ISO 9001
1 5 (62.50%) JTAG
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft