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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 63 80 93
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.60% 0.67% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.77% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 7
Median salary £58,750 £37,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+56.66% -8.53%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
635 784 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.30% 87.21% 82.76%
Number of salaries quoted 547 703 786
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £81,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +2 6 £55,000 - 2
Bedford +14 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) BDD
4 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
5 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
6 9 (47.37%) Agile Testing
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
6 9 (47.37%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (42.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (42.11%) SDLC
7 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
7 8 (42.11%) Project Management
7 8 (42.11%) Scrum
7 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
7 8 (42.11%) SpecFlow
7 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
8 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (36.84%) Selenium
8 7 (36.84%) .NET
8 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Open Source
10 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
10 5 (26.32%) MVC
10 5 (26.32%) SQL
11 4 (21.05%) HP
11 4 (21.05%) HP UFT

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) SpecFlow
2 7 (36.84%) Selenium
3 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
3 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 9 (47.37%) Automation Tester
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) Test Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Developer in Test
5 3 (15.79%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 1 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (21.05%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) BDD
3 11 (57.89%) Test Strategy
4 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Virtual Environments
6 8 (42.11%) Functional Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Project Management
6 8 (42.11%) Regression Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Scrum
6 8 (42.11%) SDLC
6 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
7 7 (36.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
8 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
9 5 (26.32%) MVC
9 5 (26.32%) Open Source
9 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
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