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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 48 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.85% 5.23% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 6.36% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 4
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
225 236 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 83.03% 82.23% 92.04%
Number of salaries quoted 197 230 176
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 26 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Zephyr
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Local Government
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) Wiki
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Zephyr
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
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