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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 87 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 -  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.78% 0.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.25% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software 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 580 792 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.92% 93.29% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 425 644 735
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 3 months to 30 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
Bedford - 4 £37,500 -
Luton +7 1 £37,500 +4.16%
Software Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) Selenium
3 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) SaaS
6 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) C++
7 2 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
7 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
8 1 (8.33%) Complexity Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (8.33%) Algorithms

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
1 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (16.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (8.33%) Mockito
3 1 (8.33%) Moq
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) GIS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Complexity Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) C
5 2 (16.67%) C++
6 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP