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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 40 40 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 0.40% 3.03% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 3.60% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 1
Average salary £53,000 £35,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.42% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
215 278 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 86.69% 84.24% 83.39%
Number of salaries quoted 184 216 144
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Automated Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Manual Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Degree
4 7 (63.64%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Time Management
5 6 (54.55%) User Stories
5 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (54.55%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Ranorex
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (9.09%) Finance
7 1 (9.09%) Scrum
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) HTML
7 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ranorex
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Tester
2 7 (63.64%) Software Tester
3 6 (54.55%) Automated Tester
3 6 (54.55%) QA Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) QA Tester
3 6 (54.55%) Software QA Engineer
3 6 (54.55%) Software QA Tester
4 3 (27.27%) Automation Tester
5 2 (18.18%) Lead Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Development Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) Automated Testing
2 10 (90.91%) Manual Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Software Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Performance Testing
5 6 (54.55%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (54.55%) Time Management
5 6 (54.55%) User Stories
6 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (9.09%) SDLC
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft