The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 78 83 95
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 4 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.43% 1.11% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.32% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 6
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £27,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £56,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
System 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
771 834 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.02% 84.41% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 645 743 900
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

System 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 System Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +5 3 £29,000 -10.76%
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) NUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) EPoS
4 1 (16.67%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Testing Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft