The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 33 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 0.78% 3.90% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 4.49% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 7
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £41,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £47,500 £35,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 121 178 261
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 93.80% 86.83% 93.88%
Number of salaries quoted 571 882 1318
Median salary £40,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bedford

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
2 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) SaaS
6 1 (16.67%) .NET

Test Automation
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Tester
2 4 (66.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft