The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 79 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 6 4 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.62% 0.39% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.46% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 15
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £34,750 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
760 863 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.00% 85.11% 80.89%
Number of salaries quoted 678 756 850
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedfordshire region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +1 4 £35,500 -11.25%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (83.33%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (72.22%) Web Development
5 12 (66.67%) MVC
5 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
6 11 (61.11%) Windows
7 10 (55.56%) Ruby
7 10 (55.56%) BDD
7 10 (55.56%) Scrum
7 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
8 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (44.44%) JIRA
8 8 (44.44%) WATIR
8 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (44.44%) Marketing
8 8 (44.44%) Software Architecture
8 8 (44.44%) Test Planning
9 7 (38.89%) C#
10 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (22.22%) WCF
11 4 (22.22%) jQuery
11 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 4 (22.22%) SQL
11 4 (22.22%) HTML
12 3 (16.67%) QA
12 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (16.67%) WinForms
12 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 8 (44.44%) JIRA
2 8 (44.44%) WATIR
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 8 (44.44%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Applications Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (83.33%) .NET
2 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) WCF
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) WinForms
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Web Development
3 12 (66.67%) MVC
4 10 (55.56%) Scrum
4 10 (55.56%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) Software Architecture
5 8 (44.44%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Coaching
6 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Ruby
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft