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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 - 92
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.32% - 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% - 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Bedfordshire median annual salary - - £35,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +4.16%  

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 569 816 1000
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 92.22% 92.00% 88.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 3416 4098
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £76,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.55%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 June 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 - 2 - -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 2 (40.00%) Code Coverage
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) AWS Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) CA
1 2 (40.00%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft