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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 126 151 148
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 86 59 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.60% 1.07% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.38% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 82 53 44
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
4123 4262 3643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.74% 77.21% 74.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3411 3612 3083
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Birmingham 0 23 £33,500 -10.66%
Warwickshire +22 22 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Coventry +9 14 £37,250 +86.25% 3
Staffordshire +3 13 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Solihull -7 7 £40,000 +19.40%
Dudley - 3 £30,000 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £35,000 +16.66%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 82 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (53.29%) SQL
3 51 (33.55%) Degree
4 48 (31.58%) Finance
5 44 (28.95%) .NET
6 41 (26.97%) C#
7 40 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 39 (25.66%) SQL Server
9 38 (25.00%) Windows
10 35 (23.03%) QA
11 32 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 28 (18.42%) Software Testing
13 27 (17.76%) Scrum
14 25 (16.45%) Windows XP
14 25 (16.45%) C++
14 25 (16.45%) Manual Testing
14 25 (16.45%) Mobile App
15 24 (15.79%) Cyber Security
15 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (15.79%) Windows Vista
15 24 (15.79%) ISO 9001
15 24 (15.79%) ISEB
15 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (15.79%) Biometrics
15 24 (15.79%) Smartcard
15 24 (15.79%) Identity Management
15 24 (15.79%) TickIT
16 23 (15.13%) OOP
16 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
17 22 (14.47%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.61%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.66%) Liferay
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS Office
3 6 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Summit
1 7 (4.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.61%) Intranet
2 7 (4.61%) Internet
2 7 (4.61%) ATM
3 2 (1.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) OLAP
2 7 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.61%) Oracle OLAP
2 7 (4.61%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (4.61%) Cognos Query Studio
2 7 (4.61%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 7 (4.61%) Cognos Report Studio
2 7 (4.61%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.97%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.50%) Selenium
2 18 (11.84%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.92%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 8 (5.26%) JIRA
7 7 (4.61%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.32%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.32%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.32%) Hudson
9 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.32%) JBehave
9 2 (1.32%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.32%) Subversion
9 2 (1.32%) Maven
10 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Retail
3 5 (3.29%) Back Office
3 5 (3.29%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Automotive
4 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (34.21%) Analyst
2 43 (28.29%) Test Analyst
3 41 (26.97%) Tester
4 29 (19.08%) Test Engineer
5 23 (15.13%) Developer
6 22 (14.47%) Software Tester
7 13 (8.55%) Team Leader
8 11 (7.24%) QA Tester
9 9 (5.92%) QA Engineer
9 9 (5.92%) QA Manager
9 9 (5.92%) Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) PHP Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Developer Analyst
11 7 (4.61%) Graduate Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (4.61%) Junior Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (4.61%) Junior
11 7 (4.61%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.95%) .NET
2 14 (9.21%) XML
3 12 (7.89%) SOAP
4 9 (5.92%) REST
5 8 (5.26%) jQuery
6 7 (4.61%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.61%) WCF
6 7 (4.61%) Silverlight
6 7 (4.61%) Symfony
7 6 (3.95%) Web Services
8 2 (1.32%) XSD
8 2 (1.32%) J2EE
8 2 (1.32%) HTML
8 2 (1.32%) CSS
8 2 (1.32%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.66%) COM
9 1 (0.66%) XSLT
9 1 (0.66%) Grails
9 1 (0.66%) HTML5
9 1 (0.66%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.45%) Mobile App
2 24 (15.79%) Biometrics
2 24 (15.79%) Smartcard
3 10 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.32%) Open Source
5 2 (1.32%) AS400
6 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.00%) Windows
2 25 (16.45%) Windows XP
3 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (15.79%) Windows Vista
3 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.92%) Linux
5 6 (3.95%) UNIX
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (53.95%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 28 (18.42%) Software Testing
4 27 (17.76%) Scrum
5 25 (16.45%) Manual Testing
6 24 (15.79%) Cyber Security
6 24 (15.79%) Identity Management
7 23 (15.13%) OOP
7 23 (15.13%) Test Automation
8 22 (14.47%) OO
9 16 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.53%) Test Management
10 15 (9.87%) Unit Testing
11 14 (9.21%) Quality Management
11 14 (9.21%) Low Latency
11 14 (9.21%) Agile Testing
12 13 (8.55%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.55%) TDD
13 9 (5.92%) Kanban
14 8 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (53.29%) SQL
2 41 (26.97%) C#
3 25 (16.45%) C++
4 21 (13.82%) PHP
5 20 (13.16%) Java
6 11 (7.24%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.58%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.95%) VB
10 4 (2.63%) Python
11 3 (1.97%) Ruby
12 2 (1.32%) C
12 2 (1.32%) VBScript
13 1 (0.66%) XPath
13 1 (0.66%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.66%) Jython
Qualifications
1 51 (33.55%) Degree
2 24 (15.79%) ISEB
3 9 (5.92%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.61%) MCAD
4 7 (4.61%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.03%) QA
2 24 (15.79%) ISO 9001
2 24 (15.79%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 8 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.87%) Oracle
3 7 (4.61%) Business Objects
3 7 (4.61%) Cognos
3 7 (4.61%) HP
3 7 (4.61%) Netezza
4 4 (2.63%) Appcelerator
4 4 (2.63%) Telerik
5 2 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (0.66%) MKS
6 1 (0.66%) VMware
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) Fujitsu
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