The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 50 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 17 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 2.82% 1.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 1.60% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 0
Average salary £55,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Test Automation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
473 374 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 78.57% 72.90% 84.35%
Number of salaries quoted 398 288 370
Average salary £49,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Coventry

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Coventry

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 14 (51.85%) Automated Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) QA
4 8 (29.63%) Test Management
5 7 (25.93%) Windows
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) VB
6 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 6 (22.22%) HP
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) Line Management
6 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 5 (18.52%) Coaching
7 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) ISEB
7 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.11%) System Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Selenium
9 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Retail
10 2 (7.41%) UNIX
11 1 (3.70%) Jython
11 1 (3.70%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Automation Team Leader
2 5 (18.52%) QA Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Test Team Leader
2 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Quality Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Automated Testing
2 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Test Management
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) Line Management
4 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 5 (18.52%) Coaching
5 5 (18.52%) Test Strategy
5 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) BDD
8 1 (3.70%) ATDD
8 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
1 6 (22.22%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) Jython
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle