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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 47 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.15% 0.70% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 0.83% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 4
Average salary £32,500 £34,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.79% -4.82%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
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
240 240 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.02% 84.51% 82.98%
Number of salaries quoted 214 212 229
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Selenium
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Software Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
1 5 (71.43%) Software Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Software Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA