Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 36 93
Rank change year-on-year -37 +57 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 16 104 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.46% 6.43% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 6.94% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 16 96 62
Bedfordshire median annual salary £36,000 £52,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.43% +61.54% -16.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £67,500 £49,650
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 972 1499 1757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.77% 92.65% 90.24%
Number of salaries quoted 811 1310 1549
Bedfordshire median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £30,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 £73,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -27 5 £31,000 -43.64% 2
Dunstable - 5 £30,000 - 2
Bedford +6 1 £85,000 +161.54%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 10 (62.50%) C#
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) HP UFT
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) QA
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) Coaching
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
6 5 (31.25%) SDET
6 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
6 5 (31.25%) SaaS
6 5 (31.25%) iPad
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
7 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 2 (12.50%) SDLC
9 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (6.25%) Retail
10 1 (6.25%) Software Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Silverpop
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) HP UFT
3 8 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) Ranorex
5 1 (6.25%) Testopia
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Azure Architect
2 5 (31.25%) QA Automation Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) QA Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Chief Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Junior
4 3 (18.75%) Junior QA Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 1 (6.25%) Email Marketing Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Marketing Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (31.25%) Coaching
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) Performance Management
4 5 (31.25%) QA Automation
4 5 (31.25%) SDET
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) A/B Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Contract Management
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
7 1 (6.25%) Marketing Automation
7 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Scorecard
7 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com