The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 75 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 9 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.39% 1.44% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.54% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 3
Median salary £25,000 £55,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -54.54% +69.23%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

System 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 583 777 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.83% 93.17% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 431 631 736
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Bedfordshire

System Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Bedfordshire

System 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 System Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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 - 3 £31,000 -
System Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) SLA
3 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis

System 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 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Power BI
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Coordinator
3 5 (35.71%) Test Coordinator
4 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) Report Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Reporting Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Support Analyst
6 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Database Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 2 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
2 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Domain Models
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
1 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft