Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 70 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 -31 +47
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 26 17 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.43% 1.71% 6.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.87% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 92
Bedfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £53,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -24.88% +62.60%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £87,500 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%

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 996 907 1,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 93.26% 91.16% 93.16%
Number of salaries quoted 774 776 1,226
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £78,875
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +5 19 £60,000 +93.55% 4
Dunstable -2 4 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Bedford -13 1 £47,500 -44.12% 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (34.62%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 8 (30.77%) ISEB
4 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (26.92%) Web Services
5 7 (26.92%) DevOps
6 6 (23.08%) CSS
6 6 (23.08%) HTML
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Retail
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 5 (19.23%) Test Management
7 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (19.23%) Line Management
7 5 (19.23%) Workday
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (15.38%) Razor View Engine

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 (11.54%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) HFM
1 3 (11.54%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) HBase
3 1 (3.85%) Impala
3 1 (3.85%) JasperReports
3 1 (3.85%) Parquet
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Software Test Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Support
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (15.38%) jQuery
3 4 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (15.38%) NHibernate
3 4 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (15.38%) WCF
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (7.69%) Middleware
5 2 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Avro
6 1 (3.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.69%) Social Media
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) Line Management
6 5 (19.23%) Test Management
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
7 4 (15.38%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
8 3 (11.54%) Demand Management
8 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) C#
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
2 7 (26.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Workday
3 4 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (11.54%) Hyperion
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Adobe
5 2 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (7.69%) Sage
6 1 (3.85%) SAP