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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 73 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.52% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.87% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 2
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,450 £32,500 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £43,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
671 578 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 87.71% 86.92% 82.62%
Number of salaries quoted 562 469 334
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (93.33%) Java
3 12 (80.00%) QA
3 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (80.00%) Selenium
4 11 (73.33%) RSpec
4 11 (73.33%) Cucumber
4 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
5 10 (66.67%) Scrum
5 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
5 10 (66.67%) Retail
5 10 (66.67%) WATIR
6 9 (60.00%) Bash Shell
6 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (60.00%) QA Automation
6 9 (60.00%) BDD
6 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (60.00%) Ruby
6 9 (60.00%) TDD
6 9 (60.00%) Perl
6 9 (60.00%) Ant
7 8 (53.33%) SOAP
7 8 (53.33%) JIRA
7 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (53.33%) Mercurial
7 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
7 8 (53.33%) Hudson
7 8 (53.33%) REST
8 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) Selenium
2 11 (73.33%) Cucumber
2 11 (73.33%) RSpec
3 10 (66.67%) WATIR
4 9 (60.00%) Ant
5 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (53.33%) Hudson
5 8 (53.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (53.33%) JIRA
5 8 (53.33%) Mercurial
6 3 (20.00%) Concordion
6 3 (20.00%) JUnit
7 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
General
1 10 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
1 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Automation Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) QA Analyst
2 9 (60.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (53.33%) Software Analyst
3 8 (53.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 5 (33.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Java Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) REST
1 8 (53.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 11 (73.33%) Automation Testing
4 10 (66.67%) Scrum
4 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
5 9 (60.00%) BDD
5 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (60.00%) QA Automation
5 9 (60.00%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) OOP
7 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
8 2 (13.33%) OOD
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (60.00%) Perl
2 9 (60.00%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP