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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 128 168 127
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -41
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 101 44 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 0.89% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.08% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 90 39 48
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
4846 4089 3494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.71% 82.72% 82.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4004 3505 2819
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Birmingham +18 30 £37,500 +32.74% 6
Coventry +13 23 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Staffordshire -2 14 £33,750 +7.14% 1
Solihull +15 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Worcestershire +3 8 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Warwickshire -21 7 £40,000 - 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £28,750 -
Brierley Hill - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 85 (47.75%) QA
2 82 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (41.01%) Manual Testing
4 57 (32.02%) Software Testing
5 53 (29.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 48 (26.97%) C#
7 43 (24.16%) Test Scripting
8 38 (21.35%) Selenium
9 37 (20.79%) SQL
9 37 (20.79%) .NET
10 36 (20.22%) Degree
11 34 (19.10%) Functional Testing
12 33 (18.54%) ISEB
13 31 (17.42%) Automation Testing
14 30 (16.85%) Java
15 28 (15.73%) SQL Server
16 27 (15.17%) ISTQB
17 26 (14.61%) Windows
18 25 (14.04%) Scrum
19 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
19 22 (12.36%) JavaScript
19 22 (12.36%) HTML
20 21 (11.80%) Waterfall
21 20 (11.24%) Web Services
22 19 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
23 18 (10.11%) SDLC
23 18 (10.11%) CSS
23 18 (10.11%) PHP
23 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
23 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (2.25%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.69%) CMS
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.37%) Heroku
1 6 (3.37%) SaaS
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.12%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 38 (21.35%) Selenium
2 14 (7.87%) WebDriver
3 13 (7.30%) Cucumber
3 13 (7.30%) JIRA
3 13 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.74%) TeamCity
5 10 (5.62%) Appium
5 10 (5.62%) JBehave
5 10 (5.62%) SpecFlow
5 10 (5.62%) TestNG
6 7 (3.93%) NeoLoad
7 5 (2.81%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.25%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.69%) Concordion
9 3 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.69%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.69%) RSpec
10 2 (1.12%) VectorCAST
General
1 10 (5.62%) Marketing
2 6 (3.37%) Finance
3 5 (2.81%) Games
4 4 (2.25%) Automotive
4 4 (2.25%) Local Government
4 4 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (36.52%) Analyst
2 62 (34.83%) Test Analyst
3 46 (25.84%) Tester
4 32 (17.98%) Software Tester
5 24 (13.48%) Developer
6 19 (10.67%) QA Tester
7 18 (10.11%) QA Analyst
7 18 (10.11%) QA Test Analyst
8 17 (9.55%) QA Leader
8 17 (9.55%) Test Engineer
8 17 (9.55%) Test Leader
9 15 (8.43%) Automation Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) Automation Test Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) QA Engineer
9 15 (8.43%) Software Analyst
9 15 (8.43%) Software Test Analyst
10 14 (7.87%) Automated Tester
11 12 (6.74%) .NET Developer
11 12 (6.74%) Software QA Engineer
11 12 (6.74%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.79%) .NET
2 22 (12.36%) HTML
3 20 (11.24%) Web Services
4 18 (10.11%) CSS
5 12 (6.74%) ASP.NET
5 12 (6.74%) CSS3
5 12 (6.74%) HTML5
6 10 (5.62%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (4.49%) jQuery
8 6 (3.37%) LINQ
8 6 (3.37%) REST
8 6 (3.37%) SOAP
8 6 (3.37%) WCF
8 6 (3.37%) WinForms
9 5 (2.81%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.81%) Symfony
10 4 (2.25%) Lucene
10 4 (2.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.25%) Linked Data
3 4 (2.25%) Semantic Web
4 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.12%) Economics
5 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.61%) Windows
2 8 (4.49%) Linux
3 4 (2.25%) Solaris
3 4 (2.25%) Unix
3 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.69%) Windows 8
4 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Android
5 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (41.01%) Manual Testing
3 57 (32.02%) Software Testing
4 53 (29.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (24.16%) Test Scripting
6 34 (19.10%) Functional Testing
7 31 (17.42%) Automation Testing
8 25 (14.04%) Scrum
9 21 (11.80%) Waterfall
10 19 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (10.11%) SDLC
11 18 (10.11%) Test Automation
11 18 (10.11%) Unit Testing
12 17 (9.55%) Software Engineering
12 17 (9.55%) Test Strategy
13 16 (8.99%) Defect Tracking
13 16 (8.99%) OO
14 15 (8.43%) MVC
14 15 (8.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.97%) C#
2 37 (20.79%) SQL
3 30 (16.85%) Java
4 22 (12.36%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.11%) PHP
6 15 (8.43%) C++
7 10 (5.62%) C
8 7 (3.93%) Ruby
8 7 (3.93%) VB
9 5 (2.81%) Perl
10 4 (2.25%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.25%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.25%) SPARQL
10 4 (2.25%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.69%) F#
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (20.22%) Degree
2 33 (18.54%) ISEB
3 27 (15.17%) ISTQB
4 13 (7.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (47.75%) QA
2 4 (2.25%) ISO 9000
2 4 (2.25%) TickIT
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.49%) MKS
3 7 (3.93%) HP
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle
5 5 (2.81%) Dynatrace
5 5 (2.81%) New Relic
6 4 (2.25%) Fujitsu
6 4 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.12%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.12%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.12%) hybris
7 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.56%) Google
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Twitter
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