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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 49 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.09% 1.60% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.84% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £37,500 £52,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +84.21%
UK excluding London average salary £41,674 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.06% -
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
319 380 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 86.68% 86.96% 81.77%
Number of salaries quoted 259 320 266
Average salary £47,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Luton region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Luton

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (33.33%) HTML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP