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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 157 156 148
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 82 65 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.22% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.46% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 71 58 60
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
5427 4448 4217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.49% 83.53% 84.41%
Number of salaries quoted 4251 3714 3494
Median salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,850 £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 3 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 3 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 -11 23 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Staffordshire +4 15 £35,250 -41.25%
Worcestershire +4 12 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Warwickshire -10 12 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Solihull +12 9 £34,000 +4.61%
Coventry +8 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Wolverhampton - 2 £33,000 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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 88 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (39.11%) QA
3 67 (37.43%) Manual Testing
4 59 (32.96%) Software Testing
5 52 (29.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 42 (23.46%) Test Scripting
7 40 (22.35%) Functional Testing
8 39 (21.79%) SQL
9 36 (20.11%) Scrum
10 35 (19.55%) Selenium
11 32 (17.88%) C#
11 32 (17.88%) Web Services
12 31 (17.32%) PHP
13 30 (16.76%) Windows
13 30 (16.76%) Degree
14 29 (16.20%) Unit Testing
14 29 (16.20%) ISEB
15 28 (15.64%) Java
15 28 (15.64%) .NET
15 28 (15.64%) SDLC
16 27 (15.08%) JavaScript
16 27 (15.08%) ISTQB
17 26 (14.53%) HTML
17 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
18 25 (13.97%) Microsoft
18 25 (13.97%) SQL Server
18 25 (13.97%) Web Development
19 24 (13.41%) TDD
19 24 (13.41%) OO
19 24 (13.41%) Waterfall

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 10 (5.59%) Node.js
2 4 (2.23%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.26%) MS Office
3 5 (2.79%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.59%) Heroku
2 8 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.91%) SaaS
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) Internet
2 5 (2.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (19.55%) Selenium
2 18 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.94%) TeamCity
4 14 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (6.70%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.70%) JIRA
5 12 (6.70%) WebDriver
6 10 (5.59%) Appium
6 10 (5.59%) JBehave
6 10 (5.59%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.59%) TestNG
7 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.91%) NeoLoad
9 6 (3.35%) JUnit
10 5 (2.79%) Babel
10 5 (2.79%) Gradle
10 5 (2.79%) Grunt
10 5 (2.79%) gulp
10 5 (2.79%) webpack
11 4 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (8.38%) Marketing
2 10 (5.59%) Finance
3 4 (2.23%) Automotive
3 4 (2.23%) Games
3 4 (2.23%) Local Government
4 3 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (39.11%) Analyst
2 67 (37.43%) Test Analyst
3 38 (21.23%) Developer
4 30 (16.76%) Tester
5 24 (13.41%) Software Tester
5 24 (13.41%) Test Leader
6 23 (12.85%) Software Analyst
7 22 (12.29%) QA Analyst
7 22 (12.29%) QA Test Analyst
8 21 (11.73%) Software Test Analyst
8 21 (11.73%) Test Engineer
9 20 (11.17%) QA Leader
10 14 (7.82%) Software Test Engineer
11 13 (7.26%) Senior Developer
12 12 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (6.70%) Senior Test Analyst
13 11 (6.15%) Automation Tester
13 11 (6.15%) Lead Test Analyst
13 11 (6.15%) QA Engineer
14 10 (5.59%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.88%) Web Services
2 28 (15.64%) .NET
3 26 (14.53%) HTML
4 22 (12.29%) CSS
5 21 (11.73%) jQuery
6 18 (10.06%) HTML5
7 16 (8.94%) REST
7 16 (8.94%) Symfony
8 14 (7.82%) CSS3
9 11 (6.15%) ASP.NET
9 11 (6.15%) SOAP
10 10 (5.59%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.59%) Visualforce
10 10 (5.59%) XML
11 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (3.91%) Sass
13 6 (3.35%) JDBC
13 6 (3.35%) WCF
13 6 (3.35%) WinForms
14 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
2 14 (7.82%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.35%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.35%) User Experience
5 5 (2.79%) iPhone
6 4 (2.23%) Linked Data
6 4 (2.23%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.12%) Economics
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.76%) Windows
2 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (4.47%) Linux
3 8 (4.47%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.47%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.47%) Windows 8
3 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.35%) Unix
5 4 (2.23%) Solaris
6 2 (1.12%) Android
6 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (49.16%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (37.43%) Manual Testing
3 59 (32.96%) Software Testing
4 52 (29.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 42 (23.46%) Test Scripting
6 40 (22.35%) Functional Testing
7 36 (20.11%) Scrum
8 29 (16.20%) Unit Testing
9 28 (15.64%) SDLC
10 25 (13.97%) Web Development
11 24 (13.41%) OO
11 24 (13.41%) TDD
11 24 (13.41%) Waterfall
12 22 (12.29%) Automation Testing
12 22 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (12.29%) Software Engineering
13 21 (11.73%) MVC
13 21 (11.73%) Non-Functional Testing
13 21 (11.73%) Test Strategy
14 19 (10.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.79%) SQL
2 32 (17.88%) C#
3 31 (17.32%) PHP
4 28 (15.64%) Java
5 27 (15.08%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.82%) C++
7 10 (5.59%) Apex Code
7 10 (5.59%) C
8 6 (3.35%) Ruby
9 5 (2.79%) ES6
9 5 (2.79%) Perl
10 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.23%) SPARQL
10 4 (2.23%) VB
10 4 (2.23%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.23%) XPath
11 3 (1.68%) F#
12 2 (1.12%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (16.76%) Degree
2 29 (16.20%) ISEB
3 27 (15.08%) ISTQB
4 9 (5.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (39.11%) QA
2 3 (1.68%) ISO 9000
2 3 (1.68%) TickIT
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.59%) MKS
2 10 (5.59%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.35%) Oracle
4 5 (2.79%) Adobe
4 5 (2.79%) Dynatrace
4 5 (2.79%) HP
4 5 (2.79%) New Relic
4 5 (2.79%) Zend
5 2 (1.12%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.12%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.56%) Google
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago