The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 86 81 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 13 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.13% 0.93% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.22% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 15
Average salary £52,500 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.90% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,250 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 823 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.29% 76.77% 74.66%
Number of salaries quoted 775 749 597
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
Luton -10 7 £52,500 +90.90%
Bedford -8 2 £21,500 -38.57%
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (76.00%) QA
2 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Server Monitoring
6 6 (24.00%) Web Application Development
6 6 (24.00%) ISEB
6 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (24.00%) .NET
6 6 (24.00%) C#
6 6 (24.00%) IIS
6 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
6 6 (24.00%) XML
6 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 6 (24.00%) Test Management
6 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
6 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (24.00%) Release Management
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Load Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Subversion
6 6 (24.00%) ISTQB

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (24.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Subversion
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
2 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.00%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.00%) FogBugz
4 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.00%) MSTest
6 1 (4.00%) RSpec
6 1 (4.00%) JUnit
6 1 (4.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) QA Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Release Manager
3 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Test Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Coordinator
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) jQuery
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Android
1 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Scrum
2 7 (28.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Server Monitoring
3 6 (24.00%) BDD
3 6 (24.00%) Web Application Development
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) Web Development
3 6 (24.00%) Release Management
3 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Load Testing
3 6 (24.00%) Test Management
3 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) MVC
5 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (76.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft