The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 81 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 1 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.11% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 6
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Manual Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
771 834 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.02% 84.41% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 645 743 900
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 £40,000 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Manual Testing 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 Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP