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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 81 80 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 3 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.39% 0.100% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.12% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 13
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
680 836 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.20% 83.35% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 619 676 800
Average salary £49,000 £45,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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
(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
Bedford - 3 £35,000 -
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) System Testing
3 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Selenium
6 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
6 5 (35.71%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
7 4 (28.57%) JIRA
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
8 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
8 3 (21.43%) GitHub
8 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
9 2 (14.29%) Web Services
9 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 2 (14.29%) TDD
10 1 (7.14%) QA
10 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 1 (7.14%) Confluence
10 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
10 1 (7.14%) Data Protection

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Tester
2 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Automation Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) System Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) E-Commerce
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) TDD
9 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 1 (7.14%) DevOps
9 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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