The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 136 141 160
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 62 61 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.22% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.59% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 56 59 30
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,600 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Automated Testing
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +3 19 £40,000 +14.28%
Birmingham -11 12 £38,750 +24.00% 2
Staffordshire +2 10 £20,000 -45.20% 1
Coventry +12 8 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Solihull - 4 £25,500 -
Worcestershire -1 3 £31,500 +5.00%
Herefordshire -6 3 - -
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (48.84%) SQL
3 52 (40.31%) C#
4 48 (37.21%) Test Scripting
5 47 (36.43%) .NET
6 40 (31.01%) Degree
7 38 (29.46%) Selenium
7 38 (29.46%) SQL Server
8 36 (27.91%) QA
9 35 (27.13%) SOAP
9 35 (27.13%) Windows
9 35 (27.13%) Finance
10 32 (24.81%) PHP
11 30 (23.26%) Java
12 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
13 21 (16.28%) ISEB
14 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (14.73%) Manual Testing
15 19 (14.73%) REST
15 19 (14.73%) TDD
15 19 (14.73%) OOP
16 18 (13.95%) Linux
16 18 (13.95%) Windows XP
16 18 (13.95%) C++
16 18 (13.95%) Mobile App
17 17 (13.18%) Cyber Security
17 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
17 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (13.18%) Windows Vista
17 17 (13.18%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.75%) Internet
3 6 (4.65%) HTTP
4 5 (3.88%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.10%) JasperReports
5 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (29.46%) Selenium
2 17 (13.18%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.40%) TeamCity
4 15 (11.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (9.30%) Cucumber
5 12 (9.30%) Hudson
6 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
7 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.20%) Maven
8 8 (6.20%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.43%) SoapUI
9 7 (5.43%) SpecFlow
9 7 (5.43%) Subversion
10 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
10 4 (3.10%) JBehave
10 4 (3.10%) WebDriver
10 4 (3.10%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.55%) VectorCAST
12 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 35 (27.13%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Games
3 6 (4.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (34.88%) Test Engineer
2 41 (31.78%) Tester
3 24 (18.60%) Analyst
4 23 (17.83%) Developer
5 22 (17.05%) Test Analyst
6 21 (16.28%) QA Tester
7 16 (12.40%) Software Tester
7 16 (12.40%) Junior Developer
7 16 (12.40%) Junior
8 15 (11.63%) PHP Developer
9 14 (10.85%) Graduate Developer
9 14 (10.85%) Graduate
9 14 (10.85%) Junior PHP Developer
9 14 (10.85%) Graduate PHP Developer
10 12 (9.30%) QA Engineer
11 10 (7.75%) Automated Test Engineer
12 8 (6.20%) Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
13 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
13 6 (4.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) .NET
2 35 (27.13%) SOAP
3 19 (14.73%) REST
4 17 (13.18%) .NET Framework
5 15 (11.63%) Symfony
5 15 (11.63%) jQuery
6 7 (5.43%) Gherkin
7 6 (4.65%) J2EE
8 5 (3.88%) Web Services
9 4 (3.10%) Ajax
9 4 (3.10%) Spring
9 4 (3.10%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.10%) JMS
9 4 (3.10%) JMX
9 4 (3.10%) Spring MVC
10 2 (1.55%) XML
11 1 (0.78%) Grails
11 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Mobile App
2 17 (13.18%) Biometrics
2 17 (13.18%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.13%) Windows
2 18 (13.95%) Linux
2 18 (13.95%) Windows XP
3 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (13.18%) Windows Vista
3 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (10.85%) UNIX
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) Test Scripting
3 20 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (14.73%) Manual Testing
4 19 (14.73%) TDD
4 19 (14.73%) OOP
5 17 (13.18%) Cyber Security
5 17 (13.18%) Identity Management
6 15 (11.63%) Performance Testing
6 15 (11.63%) Unit Testing
7 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
7 11 (8.53%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
9 8 (6.20%) Scrum
9 8 (6.20%) OO
9 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.20%) User Stories
10 7 (5.43%) Usability Testing
10 7 (5.43%) Security Testing
11 6 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.84%) SQL
2 52 (40.31%) C#
3 32 (24.81%) PHP
4 30 (23.26%) Java
5 18 (13.95%) C++
6 12 (9.30%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.65%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.88%) Bourne shell
8 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.88%) Python
8 5 (3.88%) Ruby
9 3 (2.33%) C
10 2 (1.55%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) Degree
2 21 (16.28%) ISEB
3 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.91%) QA
2 17 (13.18%) ISO 9001
2 17 (13.18%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.08%) Oracle
3 5 (3.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (1.55%) Telerik
5 2 (1.55%) MKS
5 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.78%) HP
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Argyll Scott
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago