The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy 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 Strategy 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 Strategy
Rank 53 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.36% 1.57% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.83% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 9
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.26%
Test Strategy
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 Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Strategy
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

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

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree