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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 49 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.54% 2.21% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 0
Average salary £55,000 £38,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.93% -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -2.17%
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
279 237 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.11% 87.45% 86.60%
Number of salaries quoted 260 233 171
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bedford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Capita
2 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
2 3 (42.86%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
3 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Wiki
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Selenium
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Zephyr
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Business Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Capita
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft