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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 95 84 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 4 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.35% 0.72% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.88% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 2
Average salary £53,750 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.38% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,450 £27,500 £31,400
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £34,500 £42,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
929 792 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.43% 81.48% 76.45%
Number of salaries quoted 756 724 719
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram 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 16 September 2014. 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
Bedford -9 2 £31,750 -2.30%
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) FogBugz
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Computer Science

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 1 (11.11%) FogBugz
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) QA Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Automation Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Coaching
3 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA