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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Automation
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 91 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 10 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.56% 0.32% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Median salary £25,000 £42,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.17% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 579 867 1001
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.19% 93.03% 88.66%
Number of salaries quoted 423 703 745
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 £30,500 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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
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 3 months to 30 April 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 +21 8 - - 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (73.91%) Test Strategy
2 13 (56.52%) QA
2 13 (56.52%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
4 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
4 9 (39.13%) ISEB
5 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (34.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) SDLC
5 8 (34.78%) Defect Management
6 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
6 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
6 7 (30.43%) Retail
7 6 (26.09%) JMeter
7 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla
7 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (26.09%) SQL
7 6 (26.09%) Degree
7 6 (26.09%) JIRA
7 6 (26.09%) Resource Management
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Management
7 6 (26.09%) DevOps
7 6 (26.09%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (26.09%) CA Agile Central

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
2 6 (26.09%) JMeter
2 6 (26.09%) Testopia
3 2 (8.70%) Appium
3 2 (8.70%) NUnit
3 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Test Leader
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Test Lead
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
7 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
1 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 6 (26.09%) Virtual Team
2 4 (17.39%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (73.91%) Test Strategy
2 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
3 9 (39.13%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
4 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (34.78%) Defect Management
4 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) SDLC
5 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Contract Management
6 6 (26.09%) DevOps
6 6 (26.09%) Resource Management
6 6 (26.09%) Scorecard
6 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (26.09%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Test Management
6 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) SLA
3 1 (4.35%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (8.70%) Xamarin
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
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