The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 89 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.84% 1.25% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.60% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 4
Average salary £36,250 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £39,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Automation 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
965 811 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.75% 78.28% 73.57%
Number of salaries quoted 804 740 652
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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 -12 4 £32,000 -12.32%
Luton -9 1 £32,000 +16.36%
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Selenium
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (43.75%) JIRA
5 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
5 7 (43.75%) ISEB
6 6 (37.50%) TDD
6 6 (37.50%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) Zephyr
7 5 (31.25%) Scrum
7 5 (31.25%) Wiki
7 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Ruby
8 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
9 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 3 (18.75%) Java
10 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 2 (12.50%) JMeter
10 2 (12.50%) Advertising
10 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
10 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
10 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
11 1 (6.25%) Test Management
11 1 (6.25%) TestNG

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 7 (43.75%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Zephyr
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
6 2 (12.50%) JMeter
7 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 4 (25.00%) QA Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Client/Server
2 5 (31.25%) Wiki
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) BDD
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA