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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 85 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 17 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.47% 1.13% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.47% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 10
Average salary £37,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,650 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 814 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.15% 76.86% 74.27%
Number of salaries quoted 773 741 606
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 8 £32,500 +20.51%
Luton -17 7 £48,500 +76.36%
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (58.14%) Windows
1 25 (58.14%) ISEB
2 18 (41.86%) QA
3 17 (39.53%) Management Information System
4 16 (37.21%) C#
4 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
4 16 (37.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (32.56%) C++
6 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Risk Management
7 10 (23.26%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
8 9 (20.93%) Java
8 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
9 8 (18.60%) Test Management
9 8 (18.60%) Selenium
9 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
10 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 5 (11.63%) Degree
12 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
12 5 (11.63%) .NET
12 5 (11.63%) Project Management
12 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
13 4 (9.30%) Selenium IDE
13 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Android
13 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
13 4 (9.30%) Client/Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (23.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) 3GPP
1 3 (6.98%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.33%) MSTest
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.33%) RSpec
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) NUnit
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Analyst
1 10 (23.26%) UAT Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) QA Leader
3 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.63%) Tester
5 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Graduate
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Author
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) XML
2 4 (9.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.98%) EMV
4 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Android
2 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Risk Management
1 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
3 8 (18.60%) Test Management
3 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
5 5 (11.63%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (9.30%) Resource Management
6 4 (9.30%) Release Management
6 4 (9.30%) CMMI
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) OO
7 3 (6.98%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C#
2 14 (32.56%) C++
3 9 (20.93%) Java
4 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) ISEB
2 16 (37.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (41.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
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