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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 34 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 8 0 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 3.10% - 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% - 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 9
Average salary £32,500 - £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,750 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
198 243 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 76.74% 84.67% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 181 158 154
Average salary £34,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.07% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (95.00%) Automated Testing
1 19 (95.00%) Manual Testing
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) XML
3 12 (60.00%) CSS
3 12 (60.00%) Web Services
3 12 (60.00%) HTML
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Usability Testing
4 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (30.00%) QA
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) SQL
6 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (25.00%) ISEB
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (15.00%) MSTest
9 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.00%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (15.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MSTest
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Tester
1 12 (60.00%) Software Tester
2 6 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) CSS
2 12 (60.00%) Web Services
2 12 (60.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Automated Testing
1 19 (95.00%) Manual Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA