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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 125 172 150
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 114 64 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.96% 1.11% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.28% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 90 54 74
Median salary £36,000 £31,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.12% -17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,475 £23,400 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £39,000 £47,500
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
5075 4996 4508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.33% 87.04% 83.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3998 4069 3734
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 August 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 August 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 -7 39 £40,000 +29.03% 3
Warwickshire +12 17 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Coventry +17 16 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Staffordshire +4 16 £32,500 -
Wolverhampton - 12 £35,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 9 £32,500 -
Solihull +19 4 £22,500 -15.09%
Herefordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 104 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.50%) Scrum
3 63 (31.50%) SQL
4 61 (30.50%) QA
5 60 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 60 (30.00%) HTML
6 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
7 57 (28.50%) Test Scripting
8 53 (26.50%) Unit Testing
8 53 (26.50%) Software Testing
9 51 (25.50%) Java
10 46 (23.00%) CSS
10 46 (23.00%) Selenium
11 43 (21.50%) Software Engineering
11 43 (21.50%) SDLC
12 42 (21.00%) Degree
13 41 (20.50%) Node.js
14 39 (19.50%) TDD
14 39 (19.50%) Web Services
15 38 (19.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (18.50%) jQuery
17 36 (18.00%) ISEB
17 36 (18.00%) Mobile App
18 35 (17.50%) Git (software)
19 34 (17.00%) MVC
19 34 (17.00%) Functional Testing
20 33 (16.50%) PHP
21 32 (16.00%) C#
21 32 (16.00%) MS Excel
22 31 (15.50%) HTML5

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 1 (0.50%) CMS
1 1 (0.50%) JBoss
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.00%) MS Office
2 16 (8.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.00%) SaaS
3 4 (2.00%) GitHub
3 4 (2.00%) Heroku
4 3 (1.50%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 3 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.50%) HTTP
2 3 (1.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.50%) MySQL
2 17 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 14 (7.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.00%) Redis
7 7 (3.50%) MS Access
7 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.00%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.50%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.50%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.00%) DB2
11 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (23.00%) Selenium
2 35 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 23 (11.50%) Babel
3 23 (11.50%) Grunt
3 23 (11.50%) gulp
3 23 (11.50%) webpack
4 20 (10.00%) JIRA
5 18 (9.00%) Jenkins
6 17 (8.50%) Cucumber
6 17 (8.50%) JUnit
7 16 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 13 (6.50%) WebDriver
9 11 (5.50%) Gradle
10 8 (4.00%) Ant
11 7 (3.50%) QADirector
11 7 (3.50%) TestPartner
12 6 (3.00%) Maven
12 6 (3.00%) Vagrant
13 5 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (14.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Back Office
3 10 (5.00%) Marketing
4 9 (4.50%) Retail
5 5 (2.50%) Automotive
5 5 (2.50%) Electronics
6 4 (2.00%) Games
7 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (36.00%) Analyst
2 65 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 49 (24.50%) Developer
4 41 (20.50%) Tester
5 35 (17.50%) Software Tester
6 22 (11.00%) Senior Developer
7 21 (10.50%) Software Analyst
7 21 (10.50%) Software Engineer
8 19 (9.50%) Automation Tester
8 19 (9.50%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (9.50%) Senior Test Analyst
8 19 (9.50%) Software Test Analyst
9 17 (8.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 17 (8.50%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (8.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 16 (8.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 14 (7.00%) QA Analyst
11 14 (7.00%) Senior Software Engineer
11 14 (7.00%) Test Engineer
12 13 (6.50%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (30.00%) HTML
2 46 (23.00%) CSS
3 41 (20.50%) Node.js
4 39 (19.50%) Web Services
5 37 (18.50%) jQuery
6 31 (15.50%) HTML5
7 29 (14.50%) Browserify
8 26 (13.00%) RESTful
9 23 (11.50%) OOCSS
9 23 (11.50%) Sass
10 22 (11.00%) Symfony
10 22 (11.00%) XML
11 17 (8.50%) .NET
12 16 (8.00%) CSS3
12 16 (8.00%) Yii
13 13 (6.50%) React
13 13 (6.50%) REST
14 10 (5.00%) SOAP
15 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
15 8 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.00%) Mobile App
2 29 (14.50%) User Experience
3 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
4 16 (8.00%) iPhone
5 15 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.50%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (2.50%) Blockchain
7 5 (2.50%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.50%) Fintech
8 4 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.00%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.00%) iSeries
10 2 (1.00%) NHS
10 2 (1.00%) PMI
11 1 (0.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (5.00%) Linux
2 10 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.50%) Android
3 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.50%) Scrum
3 60 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 57 (28.50%) Test Scripting
5 53 (26.50%) Software Testing
5 53 (26.50%) Unit Testing
6 43 (21.50%) SDLC
6 43 (21.50%) Software Engineering
7 39 (19.50%) TDD
8 38 (19.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (17.00%) Functional Testing
9 34 (17.00%) MVC
10 29 (14.50%) Regression Testing
11 28 (14.00%) Test Planning
12 26 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (13.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 25 (12.50%) Web Design
13 25 (12.50%) Web Development
14 24 (12.00%) Mentoring
15 23 (11.50%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.50%) SQL
2 58 (29.00%) JavaScript
3 51 (25.50%) Java
4 33 (16.50%) PHP
5 32 (16.00%) C#
6 28 (14.00%) ES6
7 12 (6.00%) Python
8 10 (5.00%) Ruby
9 9 (4.50%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.50%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.50%) VBA
10 8 (4.00%) C
10 8 (4.00%) C++
10 8 (4.00%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.50%) VB
12 6 (3.00%) Go
12 6 (3.00%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.00%) Apex Code
13 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (21.00%) Degree
2 36 (18.00%) ISEB
3 26 (13.00%) ISTQB
4 20 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (3.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (30.50%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (9.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.00%) Ansible
2 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.50%) Zend
3 16 (8.00%) Adobe
3 16 (8.00%) Oracle
3 16 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.00%) SAP
5 5 (2.50%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.50%) PayPal
7 2 (1.00%) HP
8 1 (0.50%) Google
8 1 (0.50%) MKS
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Salary: £34000 - £36000 per annum + parking, Flexi working pension
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
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Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago