The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 49 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 21 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.23% 7.17% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 8.47% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 5
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Test Automation
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
267 248 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 85.03% 84.64% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 237 244 180
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Bedford

Test Automation
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Software Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Lead Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Software Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft