Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 32 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.38% 0.59% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 0.78% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 9
Bedford median annual salary £26,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.91% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £37,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £39,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £26,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -33.75% +6.67% -42.31%

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 187 128 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 89.05% 75.29% 88.05%
Number of salaries quoted 171 126 194
Bedford median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £25,750 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £81,250 £57,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%

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 23 May 2019, 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 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall

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 2 (40.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Applications Support
2 3 (60.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) V-Model
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification