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 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
Test Engineer
Rank - 47 60
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Engineer 0 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 0.65% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.67% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £43,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
229 297 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 97.45% 95.81% 99.50%
Number of salaries quoted 220 250 345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Software Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Software Delivery
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft