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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 93 63 97
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +34
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 7 30 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 3.14% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 3.84% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7 29 6
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% +38.68%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
929 781 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.71% 81.69% 76.51%
Number of salaries quoted 754 716 716
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 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
(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 -24 6 £41,000 -13.68%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Testing
4 6 (42.86%) People Management
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) ISEB
5 5 (35.71%) C#
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) QA
5 5 (35.71%) Line Management
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) C++
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
8 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
1 1 (7.14%) NUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.14%) RSpec
1 1 (7.14%) MSTest
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) FogBugz
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
1 5 (35.71%) Test Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Software Architecture
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Testing
4 6 (42.86%) People Management
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Line Management
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
8 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (7.14%) OO
9 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft