The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +26 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.46% 0.12% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 1
Median salary £45,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Manual Testing 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 584 786 981
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.85% 93.24% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 429 639 726
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,300 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 3 £45,000 - 2
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Manual Testing 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (16.67%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Automotive
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Robot Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
1 5 (83.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
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