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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 65 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 0.63% 0.95% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.17% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £36,250 £38,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,750 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £41,750 £59,000
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
549 427 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 85.78% 80.72% 81.70%
Number of salaries quoted 456 326 415
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Coventry

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Management
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Retail

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) ATDD
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Jython
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle