Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 77 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 -31 +52
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 11 22 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.06% 1.94% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.08% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 76
Bedfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -18.92% +42.31%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,975 £87,500 £62,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +9.83% +1.76%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 897 1,058 1,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 86.83% 93.46% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 743 827 1,319
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £77,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 11 £45,000 +45.16% 2
Dunstable +1 2 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) HTML

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 3 (27.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (27.27%) Serverless
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Big Data
2 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (27.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (27.27%) HBase
2 3 (27.27%) Impala
2 3 (27.27%) Parquet
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) Sqoop
3 2 (18.18%) DB2
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Software Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Development Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Engineering Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Head of Development
2 3 (27.27%) Head of Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Developer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior QA Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 4 (36.36%) NHibernate
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Avro
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) Kafka
4 3 (27.27%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (27.27%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (36.36%) MVC
3 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team Management
5 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Apache Flume
1 3 (27.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Atlassian