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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 82 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.25% 0.098% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.12% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 8
Average salary £63,750 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £42,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £42,500 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
695 849 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.42% 83.56% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 624 678 803
Average salary £48,000 £45,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.49% +5.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Luton - 2 £63,750 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Product Management
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Appium
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (16.67%) JMeter
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (50.00%) Line Management
2 3 (50.00%) Product Management
2 3 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA