The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.99% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £37,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 216 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 80.20% 82.44% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 387 210 178
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
Bedfordshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (36.36%) C#
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) ISEB
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 4 (18.18%) JIRA
7 4 (18.18%) QA
7 4 (18.18%) Wiki
7 4 (18.18%) Local Government
7 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
7 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Release Management
9 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Leader
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Tester
4 5 (22.73%) Team Leader
5 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
6 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Tester
7 2 (9.09%) QA Leader
7 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Software Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Load Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Release Management
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
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