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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 137 154 159
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 87 55 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.55% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.31% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81 47 37
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £47,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
4452 4211 3721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.46% 77.98% 75.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3720 3569 3157
Average salary £42,350 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,602 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 24 £40,000 +33.33%
Birmingham -6 24 £37,500 -16.66%
Coventry -1 14 £27,500 +37.50% 1
Staffordshire -2 13 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Solihull -2 6 £42,500 +26.86%
Dudley - 4 £30,000 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 106 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (54.55%) SQL
3 51 (33.12%) Degree
4 48 (31.17%) Finance
5 43 (27.92%) .NET
6 42 (27.27%) Manual Testing
7 40 (25.97%) C#
7 40 (25.97%) Test Scripting
8 38 (24.68%) Windows
9 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
9 37 (24.03%) QA
10 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
11 31 (20.13%) Software Testing
12 30 (19.48%) Scrum
13 27 (17.53%) Windows XP
14 26 (16.88%) ISEB
14 26 (16.88%) Mobile App
15 25 (16.23%) Cyber Security
15 25 (16.23%) Windows Vista
15 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (16.23%) TickIT
15 25 (16.23%) Identity Management
15 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (16.23%) Biometrics
15 25 (16.23%) Smartcard
15 25 (16.23%) ISO 9001
16 24 (15.58%) OO
16 24 (15.58%) C++
17 21 (13.64%) Test Automation
18 20 (12.99%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.65%) Liferay
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Summit
1 7 (4.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.30%) Servitor
3 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.55%) Intranet
2 7 (4.55%) Internet
2 7 (4.55%) ATM
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.55%) OLAP
2 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
2 7 (4.55%) Cognos Query Studio
2 7 (4.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 7 (4.55%) Cognos Report Studio
2 7 (4.55%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 7 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.34%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.74%) Selenium
3 13 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (7.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (5.19%) JIRA
6 7 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 5 (3.25%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.60%) TestComplete
9 4 (2.60%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.30%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.30%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.65%) JUnit
12 1 (0.65%) Subversion
12 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (31.17%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Games
3 5 (3.25%) Retail
3 5 (3.25%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 57 (37.01%) Analyst
2 47 (30.52%) Test Analyst
3 41 (26.62%) Tester
4 26 (16.88%) Test Engineer
5 23 (14.94%) Software Tester
6 22 (14.29%) Developer
7 15 (9.74%) Team Leader
8 12 (7.79%) Software Test Analyst
9 9 (5.84%) Software Team Leader
9 9 (5.84%) QA Tester
9 9 (5.84%) QA Manager
10 8 (5.19%) QA Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Developer Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.55%) Test Leader
11 7 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Cognos Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Cognos BI Developer
11 7 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.92%) .NET
2 13 (8.44%) XML
3 9 (5.84%) WCF
3 9 (5.84%) Silverlight
4 7 (4.55%) SOAP
5 5 (3.25%) jQuery
6 4 (2.60%) REST
6 4 (2.60%) Symfony
6 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.95%) Web Services
8 2 (1.30%) XSD
8 2 (1.30%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.65%) XSLT
9 1 (0.65%) J2EE
9 1 (0.65%) COM
9 1 (0.65%) CSS
9 1 (0.65%) HTML
9 1 (0.65%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.65%) Laravel
9 1 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.88%) Mobile App
2 25 (16.23%) Biometrics
2 25 (16.23%) Smartcard
3 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (5.19%) User Experience
7 2 (1.30%) Open Source
7 2 (1.30%) AS400
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Telematics
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.68%) Windows
2 27 (17.53%) Windows XP
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Vista
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.90%) Linux
5 4 (2.60%) UNIX
6 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (27.27%) Manual Testing
3 40 (25.97%) Test Scripting
4 31 (20.13%) Software Testing
5 30 (19.48%) Scrum
6 25 (16.23%) Identity Management
6 25 (16.23%) Cyber Security
7 24 (15.58%) OO
8 21 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 20 (12.99%) OOP
10 18 (11.69%) Test Management
11 17 (11.04%) Mentoring
12 16 (10.39%) Coaching
12 16 (10.39%) Quality Management
13 15 (9.74%) Line Management
14 14 (9.09%) Low Latency
14 14 (9.09%) Agile Testing
15 13 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (8.44%) Unit Testing
16 12 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (54.55%) SQL
2 40 (25.97%) C#
3 24 (15.58%) C++
4 17 (11.04%) PHP
5 16 (10.39%) Java
6 12 (7.79%) VB.NET
7 11 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 6 (3.90%) VB
10 2 (1.30%) VBScript
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) Python
11 1 (0.65%) Jython
11 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 51 (33.12%) Degree
2 26 (16.88%) ISEB
3 12 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (7.79%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.55%) MCAD
4 7 (4.55%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (24.03%) QA
2 25 (16.23%) ISO 9001
2 25 (16.23%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle
3 8 (5.19%) HP
4 7 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 7 (4.55%) Cognos
4 7 (4.55%) Netezza
5 5 (3.25%) Appcelerator
6 2 (1.30%) Citrix
6 2 (1.30%) Telerik
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago