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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -12 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 6 37 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.02% 4.11% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 4.46% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 31 21
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 545 829 989
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 92.84% 92.01% 89.10%
Number of salaries quoted 416 748 826
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £72,500
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 25 June 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 -3 5 - -
Bedford +5 1 £37,500 -11.76%
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (54.76%) Selenium
3 22 (52.38%) Waterfall
4 17 (40.48%) Test Strategy
5 14 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (30.95%) ISEB
6 13 (30.95%) Java
7 12 (28.57%) J2EE
7 12 (28.57%) Oracle
7 12 (28.57%) QA
7 12 (28.57%) Retail
7 12 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
8 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
8 11 (26.19%) JIRA
9 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (23.81%) Analytics
9 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 10 (23.81%) Scrum
9 10 (23.81%) DevOps
9 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
9 10 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
10 9 (21.43%) SDLC
10 9 (21.43%) SQL
10 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
10 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
10 9 (21.43%) Spring

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 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) JIRA
3 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 8 (19.05%) Bugzilla
4 8 (19.05%) JMeter
4 8 (19.05%) Testopia
5 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.38%) Appium
6 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.38%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 12 (28.57%) Retail
2 8 (19.05%) Back Office
2 8 (19.05%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Test Leader
2 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Lead
2 8 (19.05%) Designer
2 8 (19.05%) Solutions Designer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Hybris Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Manager
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Lead
8 2 (4.76%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) J2EE
2 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 9 (21.43%) Spring
3 8 (19.05%) EJB
3 8 (19.05%) JDBC
3 8 (19.05%) JMS
3 8 (19.05%) JPA
3 8 (19.05%) Servlets
3 8 (19.05%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.38%) Java EE
5 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
3 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (19.05%) User Experience
4 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Fintech
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) Waterfall
3 17 (40.48%) Test Strategy
4 12 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
6 10 (23.81%) Analytics
6 10 (23.81%) Defect Management
6 10 (23.81%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 10 (23.81%) Scrum
6 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 9 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (21.43%) SDLC
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (19.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISEB
2 12 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 8 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (19.05%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
1 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (19.05%) hybris
3 8 (19.05%) Sybase
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Informatica
5 4 (9.52%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.76%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Sopra Banking Software UK
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
Posted: 26 days ago