Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 79 117
Rank change year-on-year +5 +38 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 14 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.32% 0.97% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.07% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 4
Bedfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £49,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.47% +30.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £33,475
90th Percentile £41,250 £49,500 £64,050
East of England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 986 932 1,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 93.11% 90.84% 93.31%
Number of salaries quoted 771 788 1,257
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £79,400
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 11 December 2018. 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
Bedford -2 12 £37,500 -
Dunstable +5 2 - - 1
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 14 (100.00%) Release Management
2 12 (85.71%) Test Management
2 12 (85.71%) V-Model
2 12 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 12 (85.71%) JIRA
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 12 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 12 (85.71%) User Stories
2 12 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
2 12 (85.71%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Operations
3 2 (14.29%) Workday
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Workday HCM
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) HFM
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) CMS
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) HFM
1 2 (14.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Test Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Test Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Web Analyst
1 12 (85.71%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Release Management
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (85.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Functional Testing
2 12 (85.71%) Scenario Testing
2 12 (85.71%) SDLC
2 12 (85.71%) Test Management
2 12 (85.71%) User Stories
2 12 (85.71%) V-Model
2 12 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Operations
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISTQB
1 12 (85.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Hyperion
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Workday