The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 83 73 95
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.11% 1.88% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 2.26% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 12
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +6.41%
Test Automation
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
770 798 1003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.57% 83.13% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 654 711 909
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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 +5 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Testing
2 2 (66.67%) People Management
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP