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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 0.82% 4.23% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 4.84% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 2
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +36.00%  
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 114 186 256
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 93.44% 87.32% 93.77%
Number of salaries quoted 107 159 193
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 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 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
4 4 (50.00%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) SaaS
7 1 (12.50%) BDD
7 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Xamarin
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (12.50%) Appium
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) API Testing
7 1 (12.50%) NUnit
7 1 (12.50%) Information Management
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (12.50%) QA

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 (25.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
3 1 (12.50%) API Testing
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Information Management
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Xamarin