Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 67 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 63 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.18% 3.64% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.48% 3.93% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 20 52 49
Bedfordshire median annual salary £38,750 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,875 £34,100 £29,950
90th Percentile £87,500 £57,000 £60,250
East of England median annual salary £45,344 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +13.36% -5.88% +3.66%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1206 1602 1970
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 91.43% 92.65% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 886 1360 1576
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,485
% change year-on-year - +1.16% +4.67%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +2 29 £32,000 -39.05%
Bedford +6 6 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Dunstable - 1 £30,000 - 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Selenium
2 22 (52.38%) Waterfall
3 17 (40.48%) Test Strategy
4 14 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (28.57%) Java
5 12 (28.57%) J2EE
5 12 (28.57%) Oracle
5 12 (28.57%) Retail
5 12 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
6 11 (26.19%) Coaching
6 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
6 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
6 11 (26.19%) JIRA
6 11 (26.19%) ISEB
6 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (23.81%) Scrum
7 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 10 (23.81%) QA
7 10 (23.81%) Analytics
7 10 (23.81%) DevOps
7 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
7 10 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
8 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Spring
8 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
8 9 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (19.05%) Web Design

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) JIRA
3 8 (19.05%) Bugzilla
3 8 (19.05%) JMeter
3 8 (19.05%) Testopia
3 8 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.52%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 8 (19.05%) Back Office
2 8 (19.05%) Marketing
3 5 (11.90%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Lead
2 8 (19.05%) Designer
2 8 (19.05%) Solutions Designer
3 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Tester
4 6 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Hybris Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Azure Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Chief Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Junior QA Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) J2EE
2 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 9 (21.43%) Spring
3 8 (19.05%) EJB
3 8 (19.05%) JDBC
3 8 (19.05%) JMS
3 8 (19.05%) JPA
3 8 (19.05%) Servlets
3 8 (19.05%) Web Services
4 6 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) Java EE
6 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (19.05%) User Experience
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.14%) iPad
5 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Fintech
6 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Waterfall
3 17 (40.48%) Test Strategy
4 12 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (26.19%) Coaching
5 11 (26.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
6 10 (23.81%) Analytics
6 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
6 10 (23.81%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 10 (23.81%) Scrum
7 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Campaign Management
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) C#
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISEB
1 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (19.05%) hybris
3 8 (19.05%) Sybase
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Informatica
5 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.76%) CA
6 2 (4.76%) HP
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 21 days ago
Dunstable
Affecto
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago