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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 84 68 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.77% 2.58% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 3.28% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 10
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £36,900 £34,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,800 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
941 792 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.15% 78.73% 74.03%
Number of salaries quoted 780 723 669
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram 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 29 August 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 -21 7 £41,000 -8.88%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
6 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (13.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) NUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.67%) RSpec
2 1 (6.67%) MSTest
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
1 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Performance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Software Architecture
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Test Management
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft