The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 105 98 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.75% 0.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.85% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 5 0
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1097 939 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.42% 80.19% 69.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 829 625
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Test Automation
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £37,500 - 1
Luton -7 3 £43,000 -16.90%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Testing
4 9 (31.03%) QA
4 9 (31.03%) ISEB
5 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (20.69%) .NET
7 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
8 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
9 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
9 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Local Government
9 4 (13.79%) JIRA
9 4 (13.79%) Wiki
9 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
9 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (10.34%) Scrum
10 3 (10.34%) Windows
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
1 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
3 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.90%) FogBugz
3 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) NUnit
4 1 (3.45%) RSpec
4 1 (3.45%) MSTest
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Test Leader
2 8 (27.59%) Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Team Leader
5 4 (13.79%) Test Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Tester
7 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.45%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Wiki
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) Scrum
7 3 (10.34%) Release Management
7 3 (10.34%) Load Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Management
8 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 35-40k
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