The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 66 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 4 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.62% 0.28% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.36% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 4
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Automation 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
564 548 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.58% 77.51% 80.64%
Number of salaries quoted 481 421 449
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Automation Testing Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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 +2 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Stafford - 1 £27,500 -
Tamworth - 1 £27,500 -
Automation Testing
West Midlands

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) EPoS
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) FogBugz
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 3 (60.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware