The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 39 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 2 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.82% 1.38% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.63% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Average salary £31,250 £33,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.30% -7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £28,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £38,050 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Automated Testing
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 Solihull region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
185 246 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 75.82% 84.83% 78.67%
Number of salaries quoted 171 199 180
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Solihull region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Solihull

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 15 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Mobile App
3 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) QA
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (20.00%) MSTest
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (20.00%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (26.67%) Software Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (26.67%) Usability Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) System Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA