Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 39 54
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.92% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 0 1
Bedford median annual salary £37,500 - £35,000
10th Percentile £33,750 - £32,500
90th Percentile £41,250 - £37,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £49,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -23.47% +30.67% -21.05%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 265 207 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 86.60% 87.34% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 226 177 269
Bedford median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £28,550
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £57,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bedford

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Bedford.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Bedford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
1 12 (100.00%) Release Management
1 12 (100.00%) Test Management
1 12 (100.00%) V-Model
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 12 (100.00%) User Stories
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 12 (100.00%) SDLC
1 12 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 12 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 12 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Web Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Web Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 12 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 12 (100.00%) Release Management
1 12 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 12 (100.00%) SDLC
1 12 (100.00%) Test Management
1 12 (100.00%) User Stories
1 12 (100.00%) V-Model
1 12 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 12 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification