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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 67 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 9 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.14% 0.36% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.44% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 1
Average salary £42,500 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.58% +7.85%
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
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
613 454 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 77.59% 81.95% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 500 368 423
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 May 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in Coventry

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (66.67%) HP
1 10 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) ISEB
4 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) JUnit
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) WAI
7 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (13.33%) OOP
8 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (26.67%) JUnit
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.67%) NUnit
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Automation Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) V-Model
6 1 (6.67%) Test Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) VBScript
5 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle