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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 41 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 12 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.76% 0.74% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 0.87% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 4
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +57.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £50,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
266 231 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 83.39% 85.24% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 204 126 101
Average salary £40,000 £38,765 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.18% +3.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £49,650
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Web Services
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
2 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
3 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
3 10 (76.92%) Usability Testing
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Selenium
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.69%) VCP4

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Tester
1 13 (100.00%) Software Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Tester
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) CSS
1 13 (100.00%) Web Services
1 13 (100.00%) XML
1 13 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Automated Testing
1 12 (92.31%) Manual Testing
2 10 (76.92%) Software Engineering
2 10 (76.92%) Usability Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA