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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 30 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 5 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.40% 5.02% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 5.38% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 0 13 10
Median salary - £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 188 279 376
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 90.38% 93.31% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 100 230 329
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Waterfall
3 14 (48.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (44.83%) ISEB
5 12 (41.38%) J2EE
5 12 (41.38%) Oracle
5 12 (41.38%) Systems Analysis
5 12 (41.38%) Virtual Team
6 11 (37.93%) QA
6 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
7 10 (34.48%) Retail
7 10 (34.48%) Scrum
7 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
7 10 (34.48%) Selenium
7 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Defect Management
7 10 (34.48%) CA Agile Central
7 10 (34.48%) Analytics
7 10 (34.48%) DevOps
8 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (31.03%) SDLC
8 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
8 9 (31.03%) JIRA
8 9 (31.03%) Java
8 9 (31.03%) Hibernate
8 9 (31.03%) Spring
9 8 (27.59%) Marketing
9 8 (27.59%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (27.59%) Content Management

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
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) 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 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Robot Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 8 (27.59%) Back Office
2 8 (27.59%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) 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 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Lead
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Manager
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Lead
5 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Performance 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%) 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 25 (86.21%) 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%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Functional Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (31.03%) SDLC
5 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
6 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (27.59%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (27.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Resource Management
6 8 (27.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (27.59%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) 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%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISEB
2 11 (37.93%) ISTQB
3 8 (27.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
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%) Microsoft