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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 44 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.28% - 3.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% - 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 12
Average salary £35,000 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
220 260 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 93.62% 83.87% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 211 223 311
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,400 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) System Testing
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
7 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (10.00%) ISEB
9 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
9 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (10.00%) Scrum
9 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
9 1 (10.00%) TDD
9 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 1 (10.00%) Degree
9 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
9 1 (10.00%) Selenium
9 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Security Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Automation Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Automation Tester
2 6 (60.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) System Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Software Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Coaching
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft