The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 0.80% - 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% - 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £37,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 117 185 261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 93.60% 88.10% 94.22%
Number of salaries quoted 110 156 197
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bedford

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) .NET

Test Strategy
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft