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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 3 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.91% 0.27% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.31% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 22
Median salary £65,000 £30,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -34.42%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
799 975 995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.21% 87.37% 83.12%
Number of salaries quoted 719 830 877
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £70,000
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
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 1 July 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 +23 8 £65,000 +116.66% 1
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) HP ASE
3 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 7 (70.00%) Release Management
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (70.00%) JMeter
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Degree
3 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 7 (70.00%) Java
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) MS Office
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) HP
3 7 (70.00%) HP UFT
3 7 (70.00%) LoadRunner
3 7 (70.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (70.00%) ClearQuest
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL

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 7 (70.00%) 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%) ClearQuest
1 7 (70.00%) HP UFT
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
1 7 (70.00%) JMeter
1 7 (70.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
1 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Financial Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) 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%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (70.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Release Management
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
1 7 (70.00%) Shell Script
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Degree
1 7 (70.00%) HP ASE
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) HP
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
Kempston, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago