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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 137 159 146
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 95 62 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.15% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.32% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 81 55 81
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £64,000
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
5008 4697 4707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.86% 86.87% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3938 3873 3950
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,350
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -4 35 £40,000 +39.71% 1
Warwickshire +17 19 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Wolverhampton - 12 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -2 10 £44,250 +36.15%
Worcestershire +21 8 £32,500 +25.00%
Coventry -1 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Solihull +13 3 £24,000 -11.11% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 107 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.00%) Scrum
3 64 (31.53%) SQL
4 63 (31.03%) QA
5 61 (30.05%) HTML
6 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
6 60 (29.56%) Test Scripting
7 58 (28.57%) Java
8 56 (27.59%) Manual Testing
9 52 (25.62%) Unit Testing
9 52 (25.62%) Software Testing
10 47 (23.15%) CSS
11 45 (22.17%) Selenium
11 45 (22.17%) SDLC
12 43 (21.18%) Degree
13 42 (20.69%) Software Engineering
14 41 (20.20%) ISEB
15 40 (19.70%) Web Services
15 40 (19.70%) Node.js
16 38 (18.72%) TDD
17 36 (17.73%) Mobile App
18 35 (17.24%) MVC
18 35 (17.24%) Git (software)
19 34 (16.75%) jQuery
20 33 (16.26%) User Acceptance Testing
20 33 (16.26%) C#
21 32 (15.76%) ISTQB
21 32 (15.76%) HTML5
22 31 (15.27%) Test Planning
22 31 (15.27%) Regression Testing

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 3 (1.48%) CMS
2 1 (0.49%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (0.49%) IIS
2 1 (0.49%) JBoss
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 29 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.39%) MS Office
2 15 (7.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.46%) SaaS
3 4 (1.97%) GitHub
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.37%) MySQL
2 17 (8.37%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (7.39%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.94%) Redis
7 7 (3.45%) MS Access
7 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.96%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.46%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.46%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.99%) DB2
11 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (22.17%) Selenium
2 35 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.81%) Cucumber
4 22 (10.84%) Babel
4 22 (10.84%) Grunt
4 22 (10.84%) gulp
4 22 (10.84%) webpack
5 21 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (9.36%) Jenkins
6 19 (9.36%) JIRA
7 18 (8.87%) WebDriver
8 17 (8.37%) JUnit
9 15 (7.39%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.42%) Gradle
11 10 (4.93%) Appium
12 9 (4.43%) HP UFT
13 8 (3.94%) Ant
14 7 (3.45%) QADirector
14 7 (3.45%) TestPartner
15 6 (2.96%) Maven
General
1 25 (12.32%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Back Office
3 8 (3.94%) Retail
4 7 (3.45%) Marketing
5 5 (2.46%) Automotive
5 5 (2.46%) Electronics
6 4 (1.97%) Games
7 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (34.98%) Analyst
2 63 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 49 (24.14%) Developer
4 45 (22.17%) Tester
5 39 (19.21%) Software Tester
6 21 (10.34%) Automation Tester
6 21 (10.34%) Software Engineer
7 19 (9.36%) Senior Developer
8 17 (8.37%) Automation Test Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Software Analyst
8 17 (8.37%) Software Test Analyst
9 16 (7.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 16 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (7.88%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (7.39%) Java Developer
10 15 (7.39%) QA Analyst
10 15 (7.39%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 15 (7.39%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 14 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (30.05%) HTML
2 47 (23.15%) CSS
3 40 (19.70%) Node.js
3 40 (19.70%) Web Services
4 34 (16.75%) jQuery
5 32 (15.76%) HTML5
6 28 (13.79%) Browserify
7 27 (13.30%) XML
8 26 (12.81%) RESTful
9 24 (11.82%) Sass
10 22 (10.84%) OOCSS
11 19 (9.36%) Symfony
12 18 (8.87%) CSS3
13 17 (8.37%) .NET
14 15 (7.39%) Yii
15 12 (5.91%) React
16 11 (5.42%) REST
17 9 (4.43%) ASP.NET
18 8 (3.94%) SOAP
18 8 (3.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.73%) Mobile App
2 28 (13.79%) User Experience
3 22 (10.84%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.39%) iPhone
5 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.46%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (2.46%) Blockchain
7 5 (2.46%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.46%) Fintech
8 4 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.97%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.48%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.99%) iSeries
10 2 (0.99%) NHS
10 2 (0.99%) PMI
11 1 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.33%) Windows
2 11 (5.42%) Linux
3 9 (4.43%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.48%) Android
6 2 (0.99%) Unix
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (33.00%) Scrum
3 60 (29.56%) Test Scripting
4 56 (27.59%) Manual Testing
5 52 (25.62%) Software Testing
5 52 (25.62%) Unit Testing
6 45 (22.17%) SDLC
7 42 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 38 (18.72%) TDD
9 35 (17.24%) MVC
10 33 (16.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (15.27%) Regression Testing
11 31 (15.27%) Test Planning
12 28 (13.79%) Functional Testing
13 26 (12.81%) Non-Functional Testing
14 24 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (11.82%) Defect Management
14 24 (11.82%) Web Design
14 24 (11.82%) Web Development
15 23 (11.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.53%) SQL
2 60 (29.56%) JavaScript
3 58 (28.57%) Java
4 33 (16.26%) C#
5 29 (14.29%) PHP
6 27 (13.30%) ES6
7 13 (6.40%) Python
8 10 (4.93%) Ruby
9 9 (4.43%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.43%) C
9 9 (4.43%) C++
9 9 (4.43%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.43%) VBA
10 8 (3.94%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.45%) VB
12 6 (2.96%) Go
12 6 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.97%) XPath
14 3 (1.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (21.18%) Degree
2 41 (20.20%) ISEB
3 32 (15.76%) ISTQB
4 20 (9.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.96%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (31.03%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.87%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) Ansible
2 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.88%) Oracle
2 16 (7.88%) Zend
3 15 (7.39%) Adobe
4 12 (5.91%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.96%) SAP
6 5 (2.46%) Rackspace
7 4 (1.97%) PayPal
8 2 (0.99%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.99%) HP
9 1 (0.49%) Google
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Midcounties Cooperative
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago