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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 4 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.08% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% - -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £35,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Test Automation
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
110 201 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 84.62% 76.43% 60.56%
Number of salaries quoted 56 147 77
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £72,500
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 the Midlands

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in the Midlands

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JDE OneWorld
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Solutions Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Solutions Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle