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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 91 75 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 10 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 1.46% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.84% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 3
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 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £39,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
935 817 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.12% 79.79% 76.65%
Number of salaries quoted 774 745 695
Average salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.11% +2.27%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -11 5 £34,000 -6.84%
Luton -5 1 £32,000 +16.36%
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (68.75%) Selenium
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (50.00%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) BDD
4 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
6 4 (25.00%) Wiki
6 4 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Coaching
7 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
8 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
8 2 (12.50%) JMeter
8 2 (12.50%) Advertising
9 1 (6.25%) TestNG

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 6 (37.50%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) Zephyr
4 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 2 (12.50%) JMeter
6 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%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 4 (25.00%) 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%) Manual Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Coaching
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
6 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA