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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 36 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.71% 1.89% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.06% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 6
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -8.53%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
135 243 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 95.74% 91.70% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 116 229 262
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 18 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Open Source
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 5 (83.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (16.67%) Test Coordinator
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Open Source
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft