Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 63 131
Rank change year-on-year -19 +68 -18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 56 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.29% 3.46% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 3.74% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 50 13
Bedfordshire median annual salary £32,000 £57,500 £71,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.35% -19.58% +30.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £49,625 £34,500
90th Percentile £49,500 £67,750 £80,000
East of England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% -9.31%

Test Strategy 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 963 1497 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.67% 92.58% 90.30%
Number of salaries quoted 805 1307 1560
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,900 £31,250 £30,675
90th Percentile £70,450 £78,750 £73,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 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 -4 10 £49,000 -10.91%
Dunstable -17 4 £30,000 -50.41%
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Test Planning
3 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (50.00%) Retail
4 7 (50.00%) ISEB
4 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
4 7 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (50.00%) SDLC
5 6 (42.86%) Presales
5 6 (42.86%) Process Improvement
5 6 (42.86%) Data Transformation
5 6 (42.86%) People Management
5 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 6 (42.86%) ETL
5 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Marketing
5 6 (42.86%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
6 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
6 5 (35.71%) SDET
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB

Test Strategy
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:

Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 7 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Testopia
General
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Retail
3 6 (42.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (35.71%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) QA Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) Tester
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Junior
4 3 (21.43%) Junior QA Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Planning
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
3 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Data Transformation
4 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 6 (42.86%) ETL
4 6 (42.86%) People Management
4 6 (42.86%) Presales
4 6 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 5 (35.71%) QA Automation
5 5 (35.71%) SDET
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
8 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) CA Agile Central