The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 40 50 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.79% 0.35% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.41% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 9
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 Solihull region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
199 241 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 78.97% 83.39% 79.08%
Number of salaries quoted 181 190 179
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 £24,000 £30,000 £26,049
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Test Automation Salary Trend in Solihull

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) Usability Testing
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) QA
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) MSTest
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 1 (7.69%) Software Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (23.08%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Leader
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Usability Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA