The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 89 74 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.75% 1.49% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.73% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 6
Average salary £53,000 £76,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.94% +119.28%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Test Strategy
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
865 982 1094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.81% 86.22% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 702 729 1016
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 6 £53,000 +17.77% 2
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) SDLC
3 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
5 5 (38.46%) JMeter
6 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (30.77%) BDD
6 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
7 3 (23.08%) QA
7 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
7 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
7 3 (23.08%) SQL
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 2 (15.38%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
8 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (15.38%) ISEB
8 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (15.38%) Project Management
8 2 (15.38%) Test Management
8 2 (15.38%) Web Development

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
3 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Testopia
5 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) SDLC
3 8 (61.54%) E-Commerce
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Waterfall
5 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Load Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) MVC
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) CBAP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Rally
2 1 (7.69%) HP
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