The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software 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
Software Testing
Rank 91 78 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.69% 1.34% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.64% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 9
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,900 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
Software 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%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

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

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Software 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 Software 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 -4 7 £31,750 -2.30%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 21 (65.63%) ISEB
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) QA
3 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) C#
4 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 11 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 9 (28.13%) C++
7 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
8 8 (25.00%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Selenium
8 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
9 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
9 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
9 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
10 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (18.75%) Line Management
11 5 (15.63%) Test Management
11 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
11 5 (15.63%) .NET
12 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 4 (12.50%) Linux
12 4 (12.50%) Scrum
12 4 (12.50%) MVC
12 4 (12.50%) Degree
12 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
12 4 (12.50%) jQuery

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 3GPP
1 2 (6.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.13%) RSpec
4 1 (3.13%) MSTest
4 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.13%) NUnit
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) JUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) QA Leader
3 5 (15.63%) Test Leader
3 5 (15.63%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Development Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
2 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) EMV
4 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Android
2 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
2 7 (21.88%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Line Management
4 5 (15.63%) Test Management
4 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Resource Management
6 3 (9.38%) Time Management
6 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) C++
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) SQL
6 2 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) ISEB
2 11 (34.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (31.25%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (53.13%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft