The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 49 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 3 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.77% 1.50% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.77% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 3
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +90.90%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
344 395 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 87.98% 84.58% 76.92%
Number of salaries quoted 301 313 229
Average salary £45,000 £48,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.21% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £77,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Luton region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Luton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Luton region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) UML
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) CSS3
2 5 (62.50%) C
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Luton region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
1 5 (62.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) CSS3
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
2 5 (62.50%) UML
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) C
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft