The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 97 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.26% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 2
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
927 799 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.43% 76.53% 74.00%
Number of salaries quoted 781 726 606
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Manual Testing
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 3 £32,500 -
Luton -17 1 £35,000 +21.73%
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (50.00%) FogBugz
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (50.00%) FogBugz
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA