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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 155 163 149
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 86 62 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 1.18% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.38% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 69 50 66
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,950 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +19.85%
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
5341 4481 4409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.67% 85.08% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 3723 3677
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,308 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 23 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Warwickshire +6 18 £50,000 +26.58% 2
Worcestershire 0 12 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Staffordshire -6 11 £35,250 -41.25% 3
Coventry +9 9 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Solihull +11 7 £33,500 +11.66%
Wolverhampton - 4 £36,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (38.17%) QA
3 64 (34.41%) Manual Testing
4 54 (29.03%) Software Testing
5 51 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (25.27%) Scrum
7 43 (23.12%) HTML
8 42 (22.58%) SQL
9 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
10 40 (21.51%) JavaScript
11 39 (20.97%) Web Services
11 39 (20.97%) Unit Testing
12 38 (20.43%) Selenium
13 37 (19.89%) CSS
14 36 (19.35%) Functional Testing
15 35 (18.82%) jQuery
16 34 (18.28%) PHP
17 33 (17.74%) C#
18 32 (17.20%) Windows
18 32 (17.20%) ISEB
18 32 (17.20%) Software Engineering
18 32 (17.20%) HTML5
19 31 (16.67%) TDD
19 31 (16.67%) Web Development
19 31 (16.67%) Degree
19 31 (16.67%) MVC
20 30 (16.13%) SDLC
21 28 (15.05%) SQL Server
21 28 (15.05%) Java
21 28 (15.05%) .NET

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (10.75%) Node.js
2 4 (2.15%) Apache Solr
2 4 (2.15%) CMS
3 1 (0.54%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.45%) MS Office
3 11 (5.91%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.38%) Heroku
2 8 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.30%) SaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudSearch
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.76%) Internet
2 5 (2.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.61%) MySQL
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.08%) MS Access
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.54%) Redis
6 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 38 (20.43%) Selenium
2 19 (10.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.06%) Babel
3 15 (8.06%) Grunt
3 15 (8.06%) gulp
3 15 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.06%) TeamCity
3 15 (8.06%) webpack
4 14 (7.53%) WebDriver
5 13 (6.99%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.99%) JIRA
6 12 (6.45%) Appium
7 10 (5.38%) JBehave
7 10 (5.38%) SpecFlow
7 10 (5.38%) TestNG
7 10 (5.38%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.30%) JUnit
9 7 (3.76%) NeoLoad
10 6 (3.23%) Gradle
11 5 (2.69%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (8.06%) Marketing
2 10 (5.38%) Finance
3 4 (2.15%) Back Office
3 4 (2.15%) Games
3 4 (2.15%) Local Government
3 4 (2.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.08%) Automotive
4 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (38.17%) Analyst
2 67 (36.02%) Test Analyst
3 47 (25.27%) Developer
4 30 (16.13%) Tester
5 25 (13.44%) Software Tester
6 24 (12.90%) QA Analyst
6 24 (12.90%) QA Test Analyst
6 24 (12.90%) Software Analyst
7 22 (11.83%) Software Test Analyst
7 22 (11.83%) Test Engineer
7 22 (11.83%) Test Leader
8 20 (10.75%) Senior Developer
9 17 (9.14%) QA Leader
10 14 (7.53%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (7.53%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 14 (7.53%) Software Test Engineer
11 12 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.12%) HTML
2 39 (20.97%) Web Services
3 37 (19.89%) CSS
4 35 (18.82%) jQuery
5 32 (17.20%) HTML5
6 28 (15.05%) .NET
7 22 (11.83%) Symfony
8 21 (11.29%) CSS3
9 17 (9.14%) REST
9 17 (9.14%) Sass
10 15 (8.06%) Browserify
10 15 (8.06%) OOCSS
11 13 (6.99%) XML
12 12 (6.45%) SOAP
13 11 (5.91%) Yii
14 10 (5.38%) AngularJS
14 10 (5.38%) ASP.NET
14 10 (5.38%) Visualforce
15 8 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) Computer Science
1 19 (10.22%) Mobile App
2 16 (8.60%) User Experience
3 11 (5.91%) iPhone
4 8 (4.30%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.15%) Linked Data
6 4 (2.15%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.08%) iSeries
8 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.54%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 32 (17.20%) Windows
2 10 (5.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.30%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.30%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.23%) Linux
6 5 (2.69%) Unix
7 4 (2.15%) Solaris
8 3 (1.61%) Android
8 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (34.41%) Manual Testing
3 54 (29.03%) Software Testing
4 51 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 47 (25.27%) Scrum
6 41 (22.04%) Test Scripting
7 39 (20.97%) Unit Testing
8 36 (19.35%) Functional Testing
9 32 (17.20%) Software Engineering
10 31 (16.67%) MVC
10 31 (16.67%) TDD
10 31 (16.67%) Web Development
11 30 (16.13%) SDLC
12 23 (12.37%) OO
12 23 (12.37%) Waterfall
13 22 (11.83%) Web Design
14 20 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (10.22%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (10.22%) OOP
15 19 (10.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.58%) SQL
2 40 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 34 (18.28%) PHP
4 33 (17.74%) C#
5 28 (15.05%) Java
6 15 (8.06%) ES6
7 11 (5.91%) C++
8 10 (5.38%) Apex Code
9 8 (4.30%) C
10 7 (3.76%) Ruby
11 5 (2.69%) Perl
11 5 (2.69%) VB
11 5 (2.69%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.15%) SPARQL
12 4 (2.15%) XPath
13 3 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.08%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.08%) Python
14 2 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (17.20%) ISEB
2 31 (16.67%) Degree
3 27 (14.52%) ISTQB
4 10 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (38.17%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Docker
2 4 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.53%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (5.91%) Adobe
3 11 (5.91%) Zend
4 8 (4.30%) MKS
5 7 (3.76%) Oracle
6 6 (3.23%) HP
7 5 (2.69%) Dynatrace
7 5 (2.69%) New Relic
8 2 (1.08%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.08%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.54%) Google
9 1 (0.54%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
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