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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 37 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 14 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 4.70% 0.74% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 0.83% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 6
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
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
235 240 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 78.86% 88.89% 75.49%
Number of salaries quoted 208 137 115
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 29 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
2 15 (88.24%) Manual Testing
3 13 (76.47%) HTML
3 13 (76.47%) CSS
3 13 (76.47%) Web Services
4 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
4 10 (58.82%) Usability Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) .NET
6 6 (35.29%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) C#
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 3 (17.65%) QA
8 3 (17.65%) Selenium
8 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (17.65%) MSTest
9 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (17.65%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Tester
1 13 (76.47%) Software Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Software Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) XML
2 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Automated Testing
1 15 (88.24%) Manual Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Usability Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA