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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 148 140 139
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 63 61 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.24% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.53% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55 55 58
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,000 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £50,000
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
4249 3989 3896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.64% 81.11% 77.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3547 3308 3259
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Staffordshire +6 18 £60,000 +200.00% 2
Birmingham -5 14 £35,000 -12.50%
Solihull +12 12 £33,750 +32.35% 2
Warwickshire -18 10 £40,000 - 1
Worcestershire -1 3 £27,500 -12.69%
Walsall - 3 £47,500 -
Coventry -30 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.19%) Manual Testing
3 31 (28.97%) .NET
3 31 (28.97%) QA
4 29 (27.10%) SQL
5 25 (23.36%) Windows
6 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
7 23 (21.50%) Finance
7 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
8 21 (19.63%) Test Scripting
9 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.82%) HTML
10 17 (15.89%) XML
10 17 (15.89%) ISEB
10 17 (15.89%) Software Testing
11 16 (14.95%) Web Services
11 16 (14.95%) Selenium
11 16 (14.95%) Degree
11 16 (14.95%) JIRA
12 15 (14.02%) CSS
13 14 (13.08%) Java
13 14 (13.08%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
15 12 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
15 12 (11.21%) Regression Testing
15 12 (11.21%) ISTQB
16 11 (10.28%) C#
16 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
16 11 (10.28%) Usability Testing

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 7 (6.54%) IIS
2 6 (5.61%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.87%) Firewall
2 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.74%) MySQL
4 2 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) JIRA
1 16 (14.95%) Selenium
2 14 (13.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
3 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (4.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.74%) TestComplete
6 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.80%) FitNesse
6 3 (2.80%) MSTest
7 2 (1.87%) Maven
7 2 (1.87%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.87%) JMeter
7 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.87%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.93%) Subversion
8 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.93%) VectorCAST
General
1 23 (21.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.87%) Automotive
2 2 (1.87%) Back Office
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (39.25%) Tester
2 27 (25.23%) Software Tester
3 24 (22.43%) Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) Test Analyst
5 12 (11.21%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.35%) QA Tester
7 9 (8.41%) Developer
8 8 (7.48%) Applications Specialist
8 8 (7.48%) Security Specialist
8 8 (7.48%) Application Security Specialist
9 6 (5.61%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (4.67%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.74%) Test Manager
12 3 (2.80%) Software Test Analyst
12 3 (2.80%) Automated Test Analyst
13 2 (1.87%) Automation Analyst
13 2 (1.87%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.97%) .NET
2 18 (16.82%) HTML
3 17 (15.89%) XML
4 16 (14.95%) Web Services
5 15 (14.02%) CSS
6 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.61%) WCF
7 6 (5.61%) WPF
7 6 (5.61%) CSLA
8 3 (2.80%) HTML5
9 2 (1.87%) CSS3
9 2 (1.87%) jQuery
9 2 (1.87%) Ajax
10 1 (0.93%) Velocity
10 1 (0.93%) SOAP
10 1 (0.93%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.93%) Grails
10 1 (0.93%) J2EE
10 1 (0.93%) XSD
10 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.48%) Biometrics
2 8 (7.48%) Smartcard
3 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Open Source
4 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (9.35%) Android
3 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.48%) Windows Vista
4 8 (7.48%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.74%) Linux
7 1 (0.93%) UNIX
7 1 (0.93%) AIX
7 1 (0.93%) Solaris
7 1 (0.93%) OS/400
7 1 (0.93%) zOS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (40.19%) Manual Testing
3 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
4 21 (19.63%) Test Scripting
5 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
6 17 (15.89%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.21%) Regression Testing
7 12 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (10.28%) Usability Testing
9 10 (9.35%) Test Strategy
10 9 (8.41%) Test Management
10 9 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (8.41%) E-Commerce
11 8 (7.48%) Identity Management
11 8 (7.48%) Information Security
11 8 (7.48%) Ethical Hacking
11 8 (7.48%) Scrum
11 8 (7.48%) Integration Testing
11 8 (7.48%) Security Testing
11 8 (7.48%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) SQL
2 14 (13.08%) Java
3 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.28%) C#
5 10 (9.35%) C++
6 6 (5.61%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.74%) C
8 3 (2.80%) Groovy
8 3 (2.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.87%) PHP5
9 2 (1.87%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.93%) VB6
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.89%) ISEB
2 16 (14.95%) Degree
3 12 (11.21%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (28.97%) QA
2 8 (7.48%) ISO 9001
2 8 (7.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.67%) Appcelerator
3 4 (3.74%) Symbian
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.93%) MKS
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago