Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 38 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 29 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.89% 4.19% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.30% 4.45% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 16
Luton median annual salary £32,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.05% +16.67% -12.20%
10th Percentile £26,750 £34,000 £29,875
90th Percentile £53,500 £57,000 £63,750
Bedfordshire median annual salary £38,750 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75% +6.67%

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 460 607 721
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 93.50% 94.25% 90.13%
Number of salaries quoted 253 446 554
Luton median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% -
10th Percentile £29,600 £36,250 £26,325
90th Percentile £70,000 £82,500 £67,500
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Luton

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Luton.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Luton

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Luton over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Waterfall
3 14 (48.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (41.38%) J2EE
4 12 (41.38%) Oracle
4 12 (41.38%) Selenium
4 12 (41.38%) Systems Analysis
4 12 (41.38%) Virtual Team
5 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
5 11 (37.93%) ISEB
6 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
6 10 (34.48%) Retail
6 10 (34.48%) Scrum
6 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
6 10 (34.48%) Analytics
6 10 (34.48%) DevOps
6 10 (34.48%) Defect Management
6 10 (34.48%) CA Agile Central
7 9 (31.03%) Test Planning
7 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Spring
7 9 (31.03%) JIRA
7 9 (31.03%) QA
7 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (31.03%) Hibernate
7 9 (31.03%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (31.03%) Java
8 8 (27.59%) Sybase
8 8 (27.59%) EJB
8 8 (27.59%) JDBC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.79%) JBoss
2 4 (13.79%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
3 8 (27.59%) Bugzilla
3 8 (27.59%) JMeter
3 8 (27.59%) Testopia
4 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
5 3 (10.34%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 8 (27.59%) Back Office
2 8 (27.59%) Marketing
3 4 (13.79%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Test Leader
2 8 (27.59%) Automation Test Lead
2 8 (27.59%) Designer
2 8 (27.59%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Hybris Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) UAT Manager
4 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Lead
4 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) J2EE
2 9 (31.03%) Hibernate
2 9 (31.03%) Spring
3 8 (27.59%) EJB
3 8 (27.59%) JDBC
3 8 (27.59%) JMS
3 8 (27.59%) JPA
3 8 (27.59%) Servlets
3 8 (27.59%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) REST
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (41.38%) Virtual Team
3 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (27.59%) User Experience
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.45%) Fintech
5 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Waterfall
3 12 (41.38%) Systems Analysis
4 10 (34.48%) Analytics
4 10 (34.48%) Defect Management
4 10 (34.48%) DevOps
4 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
4 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
5 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (31.03%) Test Planning
5 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Content Management
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (27.59%) Resource Management
6 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (27.59%) Test Management
6 8 (27.59%) Web Analytics
6 8 (27.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
1 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) AWS Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) CA Agile Central
3 8 (27.59%) hybris
3 8 (27.59%) Sybase
4 4 (13.79%) Informatica
4 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.90%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft