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

Automated Testing
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 60 82
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 44 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.25% 3.59% 2.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 3.89% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 43
Bedfordshire median annual salary £41,000 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.81% -13.89% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £22,500 £34,200
90th Percentile £79,000 £63,850 £56,250
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +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 837 1,130 1,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 87.28% 92.09% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 723 860 1,362
Bedfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.90% -7.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £73,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 June 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 June 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 -25 7 £46,250 +2.78% 3
Dunstable - 6 £40,000 - 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 7 (58.33%) SDLC
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
4 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
5 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
7 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB

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 2 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Serverless
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Big Data
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (16.67%) HBase
3 2 (16.67%) Impala
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) Parquet
3 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (16.67%) Sqoop
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) HP UFT
2 5 (41.67%) Ranorex
2 5 (41.67%) WebDriver
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Automation Tester
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Development Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Engineering Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Head of Development
4 2 (16.67%) Head of Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Avro
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) Kafka
3 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Apache Flume
1 2 (16.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) SAP