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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 92 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.098% 1.25% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 1.48% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 14
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
817 877 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.79% 84.49% 80.69%
Number of salaries quoted 707 788 852
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,169
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
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 28 November 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
Dunstable - 1 £42,500 -
Software Testing
East of England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) QA
5 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
9 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 2 (14.29%) Line Management
9 2 (14.29%) Test Management
9 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 2 (14.29%) C#
9 2 (14.29%) C++
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 2 (14.29%) Scrum
10 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (7.14%) Degree
10 1 (7.14%) JIRA
10 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
10 1 (7.14%) Wiki
10 1 (7.14%) Release Management
10 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 6 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) UAT Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 2 (14.29%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) CMMI
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle