The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 136 141 154
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 66 73 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.23% 1.32% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.72% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 64 71 46
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4082 4254 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.82% 76.83% 74.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3375 3588 3140
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automated Testing
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +16 17 £40,000 +11.11%
Coventry +5 17 £38,500 +92.50% 2
Birmingham -6 17 £33,500 -10.66% 3
Staffordshire -8 7 £35,000 +2.94% 1
Solihull -6 4 £33,000 -1.49% 1
Worcestershire -9 2 £35,000 -
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (57.48%) SQL
3 51 (40.16%) Degree
4 43 (33.86%) Finance
5 38 (29.92%) Windows
6 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
7 35 (27.56%) Test Scripting
8 34 (26.77%) C#
9 31 (24.41%) .NET
10 29 (22.83%) QA
11 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
12 26 (20.47%) Mobile App
13 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (19.69%) Cyber Security
13 25 (19.69%) Windows XP
13 25 (19.69%) ISO 9001
13 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (19.69%) Biometrics
13 25 (19.69%) Smartcard
13 25 (19.69%) TickIT
13 25 (19.69%) Identity Management
13 25 (19.69%) Windows Vista
14 24 (18.90%) OOP
15 23 (18.11%) C++
16 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
17 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
18 20 (15.75%) Software Testing
19 19 (14.96%) Selenium
20 18 (14.17%) Java
21 17 (13.39%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Summit
1 4 (3.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) Servitor
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.15%) ATM
2 4 (3.15%) Intranet
2 4 (3.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.15%) OLAP
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.15%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (3.15%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (3.15%) Cognos Query Studio
2 4 (3.15%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 4 (3.15%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (3.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.57%) MySQL
4 2 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Selenium
2 13 (10.24%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.30%) TeamCity
4 8 (6.30%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
6 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.15%) Maven
7 4 (3.15%) JIRA
7 4 (3.15%) Hudson
7 4 (3.15%) JBehave
7 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.57%) Subversion
8 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.57%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.57%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.57%) VectorCAST
General
1 43 (33.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.72%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Back Office
3 4 (3.15%) Games
4 2 (1.57%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Tester
1 39 (30.71%) Analyst
2 35 (27.56%) Test Analyst
2 35 (27.56%) Test Engineer
3 21 (16.54%) Software Tester
4 14 (11.02%) Developer
5 10 (7.87%) QA Tester
6 9 (7.09%) QA Engineer
7 8 (6.30%) Graduate
7 8 (6.30%) Junior
7 8 (6.30%) QA Manager
7 8 (6.30%) PHP Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Junior Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Graduate Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Junior PHP Developer
7 8 (6.30%) Graduate PHP Developer
8 7 (5.51%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.41%) .NET
2 14 (11.02%) SOAP
3 12 (9.45%) REST
4 9 (7.09%) XML
5 8 (6.30%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.30%) Symfony
5 8 (6.30%) jQuery
6 6 (4.72%) Web Services
7 2 (1.57%) XSD
7 2 (1.57%) J2EE
7 2 (1.57%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.79%) Grails
8 1 (0.79%) HTML
8 1 (0.79%) COM
8 1 (0.79%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.47%) Mobile App
2 25 (19.69%) Biometrics
2 25 (19.69%) Smartcard
3 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.57%) AS400
4 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.92%) Windows
2 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (19.69%) Windows XP
2 25 (19.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (19.69%) Windows Vista
3 9 (7.09%) Linux
4 6 (4.72%) UNIX
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (59.84%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.56%) Test Scripting
3 27 (21.26%) Manual Testing
4 25 (19.69%) Cyber Security
4 25 (19.69%) Identity Management
5 24 (18.90%) OOP
6 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.75%) Software Testing
8 15 (11.81%) OO
8 15 (11.81%) Agile Testing
8 15 (11.81%) Low Latency
9 14 (11.02%) Test Management
10 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (9.45%) Unit Testing
11 12 (9.45%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.45%) Scrum
12 10 (7.87%) TDD
13 9 (7.09%) Quality Management
14 8 (6.30%) System Testing
15 7 (5.51%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.48%) SQL
2 34 (26.77%) C#
3 23 (18.11%) C++
4 18 (14.17%) Java
5 17 (13.39%) PHP
6 10 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.72%) VB
8 5 (3.94%) Ruby
8 5 (3.94%) Python
9 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.57%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.57%) C
10 2 (1.57%) VBScript
10 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (40.16%) Degree
2 17 (13.39%) ISEB
3 5 (3.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.15%) MCAD
4 4 (3.15%) MCSD
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.83%) QA
2 25 (19.69%) ISO 9001
2 25 (19.69%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) HP
4 4 (3.15%) Cognos
4 4 (3.15%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.15%) Netezza
4 4 (3.15%) Telerik
5 3 (2.36%) Citrix
6 2 (1.57%) MKS
6 2 (1.57%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.79%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum To £30k basic
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago