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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 161 151 145
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 64 64 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.19% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.49% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 52 62 67
Average salary £31,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.21% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,100 £42,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +12 35 £31,000 -7.46% 3
Staffordshire +9 10 £32,500 -7.14%
Warwickshire -23 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Worcestershire -3 3 £23,000 -34.28%
Solihull +14 2 £31,250 -5.30%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 56 (43.41%) Manual Testing
2 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (39.53%) QA
4 40 (31.01%) Test Scripting
5 34 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (25.58%) ISEB
7 30 (23.26%) SQL
7 30 (23.26%) .NET
8 27 (20.93%) Software Testing
9 26 (20.16%) Selenium
9 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
9 26 (20.16%) Windows
10 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
11 21 (16.28%) Test Automation
12 20 (15.50%) Degree
13 19 (14.73%) JIRA
13 19 (14.73%) HTML
14 18 (13.95%) Java
14 18 (13.95%) Finance
15 17 (13.18%) ISTQB
15 17 (13.18%) System Testing
16 16 (12.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (11.63%) C#
17 15 (11.63%) Web Services
17 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.85%) Scrum
18 14 (10.85%) Mobile App
18 14 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (10.08%) Unit Testing
19 13 (10.08%) Automation Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (4.65%) IIS
2 5 (3.88%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.88%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (20.16%) Selenium
2 19 (14.73%) JIRA
3 14 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (10.08%) HP UFT
5 7 (5.43%) TestComplete
5 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.65%) TestDirector
6 6 (4.65%) AccuRev
7 5 (3.88%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.88%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.10%) Ranorex
9 3 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.33%) MSTest
9 3 (2.33%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.55%) TestPartner
10 2 (1.55%) JUnit
10 2 (1.55%) QADirector
11 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Automotive
2 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (40.31%) Tester
2 44 (34.11%) Analyst
3 32 (24.81%) Test Analyst
4 26 (20.16%) Software Tester
5 13 (10.08%) QA Tester
6 10 (7.75%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Applications Specialist
8 8 (6.20%) Junior
8 8 (6.20%) Security Specialist
8 8 (6.20%) Application Security Specialist
9 7 (5.43%) Test Leader
9 7 (5.43%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Automated Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Lead Tester
11 5 (3.88%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.26%) .NET
2 19 (14.73%) HTML
3 15 (11.63%) Web Services
4 13 (10.08%) XML
5 11 (8.53%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.75%) CSS
7 5 (3.88%) WCF
7 5 (3.88%) WPF
7 5 (3.88%) CSLA
8 3 (2.33%) RESTful
8 3 (2.33%) Velocity
9 2 (1.55%) HTML5
9 2 (1.55%) Java EE
10 1 (0.78%) J2EE
10 1 (0.78%) JDBC
10 1 (0.78%) SOAP
10 1 (0.78%) XSD
10 1 (0.78%) ODBC
10 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.20%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.10%) AS400
7 2 (1.55%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.55%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.55%) Biometrics
7 2 (1.55%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 3 (2.33%) Linux
2 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.55%) Solaris
3 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
3 2 (1.55%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) AIX
4 1 (0.78%) OS/400
4 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) Manual Testing
2 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.01%) Test Scripting
4 34 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (20.93%) Software Testing
6 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
7 21 (16.28%) Test Automation
8 17 (13.18%) System Testing
9 14 (10.85%) Scrum
10 13 (10.08%) Unit Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.30%) Integration Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.53%) Agile Testing
13 10 (7.75%) Web Testing
14 9 (6.98%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.98%) Usability Testing
14 9 (6.98%) SDLC
15 8 (6.20%) Information Security
15 8 (6.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.26%) SQL
2 18 (13.95%) Java
3 15 (11.63%) C#
4 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.98%) C++
6 7 (5.43%) C
7 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.10%) PHP
9 3 (2.33%) VB
9 3 (2.33%) Groovy
10 2 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.78%) VB6
11 1 (0.78%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (25.58%) ISEB
2 20 (15.50%) Degree
3 17 (13.18%) ISTQB
4 16 (12.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (39.53%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (0.78%) IBM
3 1 (0.78%) MKS
3 1 (0.78%) Telerik
3 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
3 1 (0.78%) Zend
3 1 (0.78%) hybris
3 1 (0.78%) AppDynamics
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