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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 50 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 3 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.92% 2.81% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.84% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 0
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
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
314 282 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 96.02% 98.95% 94.44%
Number of salaries quoted 307 257 158
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Test Engineer Salary Histogram in Bedford

Test Engineer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) System Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft