The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank - - 62
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton - - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £27,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
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
324 293 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 82.86% 82.07% 73.71%
Number of salaries quoted 220 262 259
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Luton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) RSpec
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (50.00%) RSpec
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA