The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 35 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.39% 2.81% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.08% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 4
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% +1.56%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Automation Testing
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
161 260 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 90.96% 91.23% 88.44%
Number of salaries quoted 145 246 253
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Bedford

Automation Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT jobs citing Automation 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) Automotive
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) TDD

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Test Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Tester
3 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Open Source
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
1 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft