The median annual salary for a Automation Tester was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Automation Tester
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 49
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Tester 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.99% - 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% - 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Median salary £37,500 - £31,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +19.71% -10.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 131 174 268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 97.76% 93.05% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 107 153 199
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Bedford

Automation Tester
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Bedford.

Salary trend for Automation Tester in Bedford

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Automation Tester job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft