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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 91 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.69% 1.77% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.31% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 11
Average salary £44,250 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 823 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.29% 76.77% 74.66%
Number of salaries quoted 775 749 597
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -16 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Luton -15 1 £36,500 -46.90%
Test Automation
East of England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (63.16%) QA
2 11 (57.89%) ISEB
3 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
5 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) C#
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
7 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
8 5 (26.32%) Software Architecture
8 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Project Management
9 4 (21.05%) C++
9 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
9 4 (21.05%) Test Management
9 4 (21.05%) Agile Testing
10 3 (15.79%) FogBugz
10 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
10 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Bugzilla
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
1 3 (15.79%) FogBugz
1 3 (15.79%) Zephyr
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.26%) RSpec
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) JUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Wiki
2 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Scrum
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
3 7 (36.84%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) Software Architecture
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Testing
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
9 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
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