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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 83 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.31% 1.13% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 1.38% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 11
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
830 944 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.04% 81.87% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 734 789 738
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -5 1 £60,000 +93.54% 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) TDD

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Product Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + 10% BONUS
Posted: 20 days ago
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago