The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 56 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 9 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.64% 1.33% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.71% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 2
Average salary £32,000 £19,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
434 467 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 78.91% 77.83% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 377 411 317
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Staffordshire region.

Automated Testing Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Automated Testing
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +7 5 £31,500 +65.78%
Lichfield - 1 £47,500 -
Automated Testing
West Midlands

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JIRA
3 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) QA
4 7 (29.17%) Release Management
4 7 (29.17%) Degree
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 7 (29.17%) C#
4 7 (29.17%) C++
4 7 (29.17%) .NET
4 7 (29.17%) ISEB
4 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (25.00%) HTML5
5 6 (25.00%) OOP
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (25.00%) MySQL
5 6 (25.00%) CSS
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) PHP
5 6 (25.00%) jQuery
5 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.83%) SaaS
6 5 (20.83%) PHP5
6 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
6 5 (20.83%) Computer Science

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Liferay
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) JIRA
2 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.83%) Eclipse
4 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (4.17%) PHPUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 9 (37.50%) Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) Lead Developer
6 3 (12.50%) QA Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
7 2 (8.33%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
8 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) HTML5
2 6 (25.00%) CSS
2 6 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (25.00%) jQuery
3 5 (20.83%) Ajax
3 5 (20.83%) CSS3
4 1 (4.17%) li3
4 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
4 1 (4.17%) Laravel
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Release Management
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) OOP
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.83%) Refactoring
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
6 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (20.83%) People Management
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) PHP
4 5 (20.83%) PHP5
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
1 7 (29.17%) ISEB
1 7 (29.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Symbian