The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 63 84 89
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 8 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.26% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +25.80%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50%  

Automation Testing 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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 566 733 967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.27% 92.67% 87.99%
Number of salaries quoted 423 600 724
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Bedfordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Automation Testing in Bedfordshire

Automation Testing
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 7 £42,500 -
Bedford +12 1 £32,500 -16.66%
Automation Testing
East of England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 13 (68.42%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) ISTQB
4 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
5 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
5 9 (47.37%) JIRA
6 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
6 8 (42.11%) ISEB
7 7 (36.84%) JMeter
7 7 (36.84%) Degree
7 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
7 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (36.84%) SDLC
8 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
8 6 (31.58%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (31.58%) Testopia
8 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
8 6 (31.58%) Contract Management
8 6 (31.58%) Scorecard
8 6 (31.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (31.58%) DevOps
8 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
8 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
8 6 (31.58%) Retail
8 6 (31.58%) Test Management
8 6 (31.58%) Waterfall

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) JIRA
3 7 (36.84%) JMeter
4 6 (31.58%) Bugzilla
4 6 (31.58%) Testopia
5 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
6 3 (15.79%) SpecFlow
6 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) Robot Framework
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Leader
2 7 (36.84%) Automation Test Lead
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.79%) QA Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) QA Manager
5 2 (10.53%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (15.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Computer Science
2 6 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (31.58%) Virtual Team
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
4 2 (10.53%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Test Strategy
3 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (36.84%) SDLC
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (31.58%) Contract Management
6 6 (31.58%) Defect Management
6 6 (31.58%) DevOps
6 6 (31.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Resource Management
6 6 (31.58%) Scorecard
6 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Test Management
6 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
6 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
7 5 (26.32%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C#
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (42.11%) ISEB
3 7 (36.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (15.79%) HP
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