Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 114 131
Rank change year-on-year +26 +17 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.63% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 6
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £51,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.31% +8.95% +35.71%
10th Percentile £48,500 £34,125 £38,875
90th Percentile £49,500 £69,625 £54,750
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.05% +19.67%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 983 1489 1765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.88% 92.71% 90.01%
Number of salaries quoted 821 1301 1558
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £72,725
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.57%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bedfordshire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Bedfordshire

Software 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 Software Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +19 6 £49,000 -24.62%
Bedford +15 1 - -
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) ETL
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (85.71%) Marketing
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Process Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) Data Transformation
2 6 (85.71%) Test Planning
2 6 (85.71%) People Management
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) React
3 1 (14.29%) Calabash
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Calabash
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate
2 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) Data Transformation
2 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 6 (85.71%) ETL
2 6 (85.71%) People Management
2 6 (85.71%) Presales
2 6 (85.71%) Process Improvement
2 6 (85.71%) SDLC
2 6 (85.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (85.71%) Test Planning
2 6 (85.71%) Test Strategy
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin