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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 50 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.76% 4.05% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 4.63% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 4
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
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
280 324 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 82.35% 87.57% 92.49%
Number of salaries quoted 268 277 181
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £33,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Selenium
3 8 (80.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) QA
7 2 (20.00%) Wiki
7 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
7 2 (20.00%) JMeter
7 2 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
8 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
8 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (10.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Automation Testing also 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 that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA