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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 141 152 165
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 85 51 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.98% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.25% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 81 43 34
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.81%
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
4663 4093 3508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.08% 78.74% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4005 3470 2991
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
Warwickshire +12 23 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Birmingham -18 19 £47,500 - 1
Staffordshire 0 15 £35,000 +23.89% 1
Coventry 0 14 £27,500 +22.22% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £31,250 -
Solihull -5 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton -9 1 £27,500 -29.03% 1
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 104 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (47.33%) SQL
3 45 (30.00%) Degree
4 42 (28.00%) Finance
5 39 (26.00%) Manual Testing
6 35 (23.33%) Windows
7 33 (22.00%) .NET
8 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
8 32 (21.33%) Test Scripting
8 32 (21.33%) QA
9 31 (20.67%) C#
10 29 (19.33%) Software Testing
11 28 (18.67%) Scrum
12 27 (18.00%) SQL Server
12 27 (18.00%) ISEB
13 26 (17.33%) OO
14 25 (16.67%) Windows XP
15 24 (16.00%) Mobile App
16 23 (15.33%) Cyber Security
16 23 (15.33%) Windows Vista
16 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (15.33%) Identity Management
16 23 (15.33%) TickIT
16 23 (15.33%) ISO 9001
16 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (15.33%) Biometrics
16 23 (15.33%) Smartcard
17 22 (14.67%) Test Automation
18 19 (12.67%) C++
19 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (4.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.67%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.67%) MS Office
2 6 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Summit
1 7 (4.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.33%) Servitor
3 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.67%) ATM
2 7 (4.67%) Intranet
2 7 (4.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.67%) OLAP
2 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 7 (4.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (4.67%) Cognos Query Studio
2 7 (4.67%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 7 (4.67%) Cognos Report Studio
2 7 (4.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (3.33%) MySQL
4 3 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.67%) Selenium
3 9 (6.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (6.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 9 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.67%) JIRA
4 7 (4.67%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.00%) TestComplete
6 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.00%) Subversion
8 2 (1.33%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.33%) VectorCAST
9 1 (0.67%) JMeter
9 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.67%) JUnit
9 1 (0.67%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Games
3 5 (3.33%) Back Office
4 2 (1.33%) Retail
4 2 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (36.00%) Analyst
2 44 (29.33%) Test Analyst
3 38 (25.33%) Tester
4 27 (18.00%) Test Engineer
5 25 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 23 (15.33%) Developer
7 15 (10.00%) Team Leader
8 11 (7.33%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (6.00%) QA Manager
9 9 (6.00%) Software Team Leader
10 7 (4.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Developer Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (4.67%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Cognos Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Cognos BI Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.00%) .NET
2 13 (8.67%) XML
3 9 (6.00%) WCF
3 9 (6.00%) Silverlight
4 6 (4.00%) HTML5
4 6 (4.00%) jQuery
4 6 (4.00%) CSS
4 6 (4.00%) HTML
5 4 (2.67%) CSS3
5 4 (2.67%) Ajax
6 3 (2.00%) Web Services
7 2 (1.33%) XSD
8 1 (0.67%) XSLT
8 1 (0.67%) SOAP
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.67%) COM
8 1 (0.67%) J2EE
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.67%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.67%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 23 (15.33%) Biometrics
2 23 (15.33%) Smartcard
3 14 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.33%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.00%) User Experience
6 5 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) Open Source
8 1 (0.67%) AS400
8 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.67%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Windows
2 25 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 23 (15.33%) Windows Vista
3 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.00%) Linux
5 4 (2.67%) UNIX
6 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (69.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.00%) Manual Testing
3 32 (21.33%) Test Scripting
4 29 (19.33%) Software Testing
5 28 (18.67%) Scrum
6 26 (17.33%) OO
7 23 (15.33%) Cyber Security
7 23 (15.33%) Identity Management
8 22 (14.67%) Test Automation
9 18 (12.00%) OOP
9 18 (12.00%) Test Management
10 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
11 16 (10.67%) Coaching
11 16 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (10.00%) Line Management
13 14 (9.33%) Quality Management
14 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (8.00%) Kanban
14 12 (8.00%) Low Latency
14 12 (8.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (47.33%) SQL
2 31 (20.67%) C#
3 19 (12.67%) C++
4 16 (10.67%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.00%) PHP
6 12 (8.00%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.67%) Java
8 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.00%) VB
10 4 (2.67%) PHP5
11 3 (2.00%) C
11 3 (2.00%) VBScript
12 2 (1.33%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.67%) Jython
13 1 (0.67%) Python
13 1 (0.67%) Groovy
13 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (30.00%) Degree
2 27 (18.00%) ISEB
3 14 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (9.33%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.67%) MCAD
4 7 (4.67%) MCSD
5 4 (2.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (21.33%) QA
2 23 (15.33%) TickIT
2 23 (15.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.33%) Oracle
3 10 (6.67%) HP
4 8 (5.33%) Appcelerator
5 7 (4.67%) Cognos
5 7 (4.67%) Business Objects
5 7 (4.67%) Netezza
6 2 (1.33%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.33%) Telerik
6 2 (1.33%) MKS
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus,
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £32,440 to £44,605 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Existent Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago