Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 39 85
Rank change year-on-year -29 +46 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 90 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.35% 6.21% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 6.74% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11 90 54
Bedfordshire median annual salary £40,000 £50,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.40% +43.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £67,500 £55,175
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%

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 787 1,335 1,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 88.83% 92.07% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 721 1,161 1,466
Bedfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £78,750 £73,500
East of England median annual salary £48,250 £45,344 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.41% +0.76% -

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 January 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 20 January 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
Dunstable - 8 £40,000 - 2
Luton -16 1 £32,000 -44.35% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 9 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
4 5 (41.67%) SDLC
4 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
6 3 (25.00%) SDET
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) QA
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) SaaS
7 2 (16.67%) iPad
7 2 (16.67%) Coaching
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (8.33%) Silverpop

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 (8.33%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Silverpop
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) HP UFT
1 9 (75.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
3 4 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Automation Tester
1 8 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Azure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Chief Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Email Marketing Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Email Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Junior QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) User Stories
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) QA Automation
4 3 (25.00%) SDET
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) A/B Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Email Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com