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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 68 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.25% 0.86% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.98% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 10
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £32,000 £31,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
733 919 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.28% 87.36% 82.80%
Number of salaries quoted 654 809 808
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +7 6 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Luton +14 2 £40,000 -23.80%
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
5 5 (38.46%) Open Source
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
5 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 5 (38.46%) API Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
6 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 4 (30.77%) Sitecore
6 4 (30.77%) TDD
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) iPad
8 2 (15.38%) Robot Framework
8 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 2 (15.38%) Web Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
3 2 (15.38%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer in Test
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
3 2 (15.38%) QA Manager
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Web Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Web Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) API Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 5 (38.46%) BDD
2 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Load Testing
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Sitecore