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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 61 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 6 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.98% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 2
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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
487 459 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 79.19% 74.76% 76.68%
Number of salaries quoted 411 386 316
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram 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 29 December 2014. 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 - 3 £42,500 -
Tamworth -5 1 £32,500 +30.00%
Automation Testing
West Midlands

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Back Office
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (22.22%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Management
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (11.11%) JIRA
7 1 (11.11%) Web Services
7 1 (11.11%) C#
7 1 (11.11%) C++
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) WebDriver
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) MSTest
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft