The table below looks at the statistics for Test Scripting skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Rank 48 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Scripting 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.17% 0.94% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.10% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Average salary £32,500 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Test Scripting
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
237 273 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 85.87% 85.85% 84.98%
Number of salaries quoted 222 243 245
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Test Scripting
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Test Scripting Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Scripting
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Test Scripting Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Scripting
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting.

1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) NHS

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Scripting 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 Test Scripting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Tester
1 6 (85.71%) Automation Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Software Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft