The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 88 86 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 18 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.05% 1.56% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 1.95% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 13
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £34,750 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1080 925 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.07% 79.95% 69.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 821 621
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Testing
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 12 £41,500 +50.90%
Bedford -21 11 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Dunstable - 2 £53,000 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (50.00%) ISEB
2 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (36.11%) Windows
4 12 (33.33%) QA
5 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
5 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
6 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (22.22%) C#
8 8 (22.22%) C++
8 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (19.44%) JIRA
9 7 (19.44%) Wiki
9 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
9 7 (19.44%) Java
9 7 (19.44%) MS Office
10 6 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
12 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (11.11%) Retail
12 4 (11.11%) XML
12 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) OO
12 4 (11.11%) Time Management
12 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
13 3 (8.33%) Test Management
13 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LTE
1 3 (8.33%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.78%) MSTest
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) RSpec
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
1 10 (27.78%) Test Leader
2 7 (19.44%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 3 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Development Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Graduate
4 3 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Management Information System
2 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
3 7 (19.44%) Wiki
4 3 (8.33%) EMV
5 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.78%) EFT
5 1 (2.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (36.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
4 7 (19.44%) Test Strategy
5 5 (13.89%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (11.11%) OO
6 4 (11.11%) Time Management
6 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Test Management
7 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.33%) OOD
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (5.56%) CMMI
8 2 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) C#
1 8 (22.22%) C++
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISEB
2 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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