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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank - 84 83
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 0 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.69% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.81% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 12
Average salary - £27,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
767 864 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.15% 84.96% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 684 757 848
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 £28,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
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
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA