The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 48 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 6 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.17% - 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% - 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 1
Average salary £32,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Automation Tester
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
271 311 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 98.19% 97.80% 98.29%
Number of salaries quoted 250 282 282
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the Bedford region.

Automation Tester Salary Trend in Bedford

Automation Tester
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft