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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 83 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 12 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.09% 1.37% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.71% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 6
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +90.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £75,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
949 938 847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 86.19% 80.17% 78.21%
Number of salaries quoted 812 821 766
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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
Luton +1 7 £45,000 -14.28%
Bedford +11 1 £35,000 +62.79%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) C#
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) .NET
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
5 8 (38.10%) QA
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
7 6 (28.57%) MS Office
7 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 6 (28.57%) HTML
7 6 (28.57%) Release Management
7 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (23.81%) HTML5
8 5 (23.81%) CSS3
8 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
8 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
8 5 (23.81%) C
8 5 (23.81%) VB
8 5 (23.81%) CSS
8 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (19.05%) Subversion
4 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) TeamCity
4 4 (19.05%) MSBuild
5 3 (14.29%) NUnit
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Tester
2 4 (19.05%) Quality Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Release Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) QA Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 6 (28.57%) HTML
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
3 5 (23.81%) CSS3
3 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) XML
5 1 (4.76%) WinForms
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Release Management
5 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) UML
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (19.05%) Load Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
6 4 (19.05%) Web Application Development
6 4 (19.05%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (19.05%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) VB
2 5 (23.81%) C
3 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) EPiServer