The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 161 130 154
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +24
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 43 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 1.46% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.83% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 37 49 47
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £19,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £40,400 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 the West Midlands

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Automated Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Automated Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Staffordshire +9 11 £32,500 +71.05% 1
Warwickshire -9 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Solihull - 9 £35,000 -
Coventry -15 6 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Worcestershire +12 5 £30,000 -14.28%
Birmingham -33 3 £28,250 -27.09% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 87 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) SQL
3 38 (29.23%) Manual Testing
4 33 (25.38%) Degree
4 33 (25.38%) Finance
5 29 (22.31%) .NET
6 27 (20.77%) Software Testing
7 26 (20.00%) Windows
8 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 24 (18.46%) C#
10 23 (17.69%) ISEB
10 23 (17.69%) QA
11 22 (16.92%) Test Scripting
11 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
12 21 (16.15%) Scrum
12 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
13 19 (14.62%) Mobile App
13 19 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (14.62%) Windows XP
14 17 (13.08%) ISO 9001
14 17 (13.08%) TickIT
14 17 (13.08%) Identity Management
14 17 (13.08%) Biometrics
14 17 (13.08%) Smartcard
14 17 (13.08%) Cyber Security
14 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (13.08%) Windows Vista
15 16 (12.31%) Test Management
15 16 (12.31%) OO

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (3.85%) CMS
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.77%) Liferay
3 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Summit
1 2 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.77%) Servitor
2 1 (0.77%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
2 2 (1.54%) ATM
2 2 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) MySQL
3 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.54%) OLAP
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.54%) Cognos Query Studio
3 2 (1.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 2 (1.54%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (1.54%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (10.00%) Selenium
2 12 (9.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 11 (8.46%) JIRA
4 8 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.38%) TestComplete
5 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.62%) Eclipse
6 6 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (4.62%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.31%) Subversion
8 2 (1.54%) JMeter
8 2 (1.54%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.77%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.77%) Maven
9 1 (0.77%) JUnit
9 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 33 (25.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Back Office
2 3 (2.31%) Automotive
3 2 (1.54%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (33.85%) Tester
2 32 (24.62%) Software Tester
3 29 (22.31%) Analyst
4 24 (18.46%) Test Analyst
5 22 (16.92%) Test Engineer
6 19 (14.62%) Developer
7 11 (8.46%) Team Leader
8 8 (6.15%) Lead Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Software Team Leader
8 8 (6.15%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.62%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (3.85%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Senior Tester
11 4 (3.08%) QA Tester
11 4 (3.08%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.08%) Automated Tester
11 4 (3.08%) Head of Testing
11 4 (3.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (22.31%) .NET
2 15 (11.54%) HTML
2 15 (11.54%) CSS
3 12 (9.23%) XML
4 10 (7.69%) Web Services
4 10 (7.69%) WCF
5 9 (6.92%) Silverlight
6 7 (5.38%) HTML5
6 7 (5.38%) jQuery
7 5 (3.85%) CSS3
7 5 (3.85%) Ajax
8 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.77%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.77%) Laravel
9 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.77%) CSLA
9 1 (0.77%) WPF
9 1 (0.77%) Velocity
9 1 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.62%) Mobile App
2 17 (13.08%) Biometrics
2 17 (13.08%) Smartcard
3 14 (10.77%) Management Information System
4 13 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.08%) User Experience
7 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.54%) Open Source
9 1 (0.77%) Telematics
9 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.00%) Windows
2 19 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (14.62%) Windows XP
3 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (13.08%) Windows Vista
4 11 (8.46%) Android
5 7 (5.38%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.08%) Linux
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (66.92%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.23%) Manual Testing
3 27 (20.77%) Software Testing
4 22 (16.92%) Test Scripting
5 21 (16.15%) Scrum
5 21 (16.15%) Test Automation
6 17 (13.08%) Identity Management
6 17 (13.08%) Cyber Security
6 17 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.31%) Test Management
7 16 (12.31%) OO
8 14 (10.77%) Regression Testing
8 14 (10.77%) Kanban
8 14 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.23%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.46%) Release Management
12 10 (7.69%) Coaching
13 9 (6.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.54%) SQL
2 24 (18.46%) C#
3 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.77%) PHP
5 13 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 11 (8.46%) Java
6 11 (8.46%) C++
7 5 (3.85%) PHP5
8 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) C
10 2 (1.54%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.54%) VBScript
10 2 (1.54%) Groovy
11 1 (0.77%) XPath
11 1 (0.77%) VB
11 1 (0.77%) Python
11 1 (0.77%) Jython
Qualifications
1 33 (25.38%) Degree
2 23 (17.69%) ISEB
3 14 (10.77%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) MCAD
5 2 (1.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.69%) QA
2 17 (13.08%) ISO 9001
2 17 (13.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.54%) vSphere
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Appcelerator
3 4 (3.08%) Symbian
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle
4 3 (2.31%) HP
5 2 (1.54%) VMware
5 2 (1.54%) MKS
5 2 (1.54%) Cognos
5 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.54%) Netezza
5 2 (1.54%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.77%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: dependent on experience + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago