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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 50 48 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.84% 2.22% 7.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.58% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 20
Average salary £37,500 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.53% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,000 £39,650
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £83,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
234 271 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 86.03% 85.76% 85.57%
Number of salaries quoted 219 241 246
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,290
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Bedford

Test Automation
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago