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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 86 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.09% 1.16% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.48% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 9
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £45,000 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
965 811 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.75% 78.28% 73.57%
Number of salaries quoted 804 740 652
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 10 £31,000 -4.61%
Luton -15 1 £50,000 +37.93%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 25 (60.98%) ISEB
2 22 (53.66%) Windows
3 18 (43.90%) QA
4 16 (39.02%) Management Information System
5 15 (36.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (31.71%) C#
6 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
7 11 (26.83%) C++
7 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
8 10 (24.39%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (21.95%) Java
10 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
10 8 (19.51%) Selenium
10 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
11 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
11 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
12 6 (14.63%) Test Management
13 5 (12.20%) .NET
13 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
14 4 (9.76%) Android
14 4 (9.76%) jQuery
14 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
14 4 (9.76%) Selenium IDE
14 4 (9.76%) Scrum
14 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
14 4 (9.76%) Degree
14 4 (9.76%) MVC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (24.39%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) 3GPP
1 3 (7.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.44%) NUnit
4 1 (2.44%) MSTest
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) RSpec
4 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (7.32%) Banking
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) UAT Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) QA Leader
4 6 (14.63%) Tester
5 5 (12.20%) QA Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
6 4 (9.76%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Graduate
7 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.32%) Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Development Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Development Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) jQuery
2 4 (9.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) EMV
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Android
2 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (19.51%) Risk Management
2 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.07%) Test Strategy
4 6 (14.63%) Test Management
5 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.76%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.76%) MVC
6 4 (9.76%) OO
7 3 (7.32%) OOD
7 3 (7.32%) CMMI
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.32%) Release Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.32%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) C++
3 9 (21.95%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) ISEB
2 15 (36.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (24.39%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft