The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Luton region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 59 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.21% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £36,500 £68,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.90% +5.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
400 256 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 84.03% 75.52% 72.70%
Number of salaries quoted 320 225 239
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Automation
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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 25 July 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) RSpec
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft