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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 81 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 3 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 0.27% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.31% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 28
Median salary £65,000 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
860 959 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.38% 87.82% 82.95%
Number of salaries quoted 728 759 886
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +12 9 £65,000 +116.66%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) JIRA
4 6 (60.00%) JMeter
4 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (60.00%) Unix
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) HP
4 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
4 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (60.00%) ClearQuest
4 6 (60.00%) Release Management
4 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (60.00%) HP ASE
4 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) ISEB
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 6 (60.00%) ClearQuest
2 6 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 6 (60.00%) JMeter
2 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner
2 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Financial Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Unix Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Software QA Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Release Management
3 6 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) HP ASE
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) HP
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) IBM