The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 109 100 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.45% 0.51% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.64% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 3
Average salary £35,000 £75,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.33% +150.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1097 939 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.42% 80.19% 69.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 829 625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Strategy
East of England

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -3 3 £40,250 -46.33%
Bedford - 2 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) JIRA
2 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
4 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
5 8 (28.57%) ISEB
6 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 5 (17.86%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (17.86%) Wiki
8 5 (17.86%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
8 5 (17.86%) MS Office
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 4 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (10.71%) QA
10 3 (10.71%) C#
10 3 (10.71%) C++
11 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
11 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
11 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
11 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) QADirector
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Test Leader
2 5 (17.86%) Test Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Lead Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Wiki
1 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Automation Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Software Engineering
4 9 (32.14%) Functional Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
10 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Test Management
10 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.57%) Kanban
11 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft