The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 92 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.87% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.86% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 5
Average salary £36,250 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,950 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 814 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.15% 76.86% 74.27%
Number of salaries quoted 773 741 606
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
East of England

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 29 July 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 29 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 -12 3 £32,000 +16.36%
Bedford -10 2 £34,500 +6.15%
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 9 (50.00%) QA
4 8 (44.44%) Client/Server
4 8 (44.44%) Selenium
5 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 7 (38.89%) ISEB
6 6 (33.33%) Wiki
6 6 (33.33%) Zephyr
6 6 (33.33%) MS Office
6 6 (33.33%) JIRA
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) Ruby
8 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (16.67%) Java
10 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
10 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 2 (11.11%) Advertising
11 1 (5.56%) Test Management
11 1 (5.56%) TestNG
11 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
11 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) QA Leader
2 6 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Graduate
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 6 (33.33%) Wiki
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA