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 24 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 135 154 158
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 109 76 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.33% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.55% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 84 64 67
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,200 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £45,000
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
5426 4910 4559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.69% 85.70% 83.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4209 4068 3813
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -11 29 £37,557 +15.55% 3
Warwickshire +10 21 £50,000 +37.93% 3
Staffordshire -1 16 £32,500 -27.77%
Coventry - 16 £37,500 - 1
Solihull +13 10 £30,500 +1.66%
Worcestershire +10 8 £27,500 +19.56%
Wolverhampton - 7 £36,000 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 113 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (37.32%) QA
3 72 (34.45%) Manual Testing
4 61 (29.19%) Scrum
5 60 (28.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 56 (26.79%) HTML
7 55 (26.32%) SQL
8 53 (25.36%) Test Scripting
8 53 (25.36%) Software Testing
9 49 (23.44%) JavaScript
10 48 (22.97%) Unit Testing
11 46 (22.01%) Selenium
11 46 (22.01%) Web Services
12 45 (21.53%) CSS
13 43 (20.57%) Degree
14 42 (20.10%) jQuery
15 40 (19.14%) ISEB
16 39 (18.66%) Software Engineering
16 39 (18.66%) HTML5
17 38 (18.18%) MVC
17 38 (18.18%) C#
18 37 (17.70%) PHP
18 37 (17.70%) Web Development
18 37 (17.70%) SDLC
19 36 (17.22%) Functional Testing
20 35 (16.75%) MS Excel
21 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
21 33 (15.79%) Windows
21 33 (15.79%) SQL Server
22 31 (14.83%) TDD

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 4 (1.91%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.44%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) JBoss
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (16.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.18%) Photoshop
3 10 (4.78%) MS Office
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (2.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.74%) SaaS
2 11 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.31%) Heroku
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 5 (2.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.22%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.35%) MS Access
3 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.87%) MySQL
5 5 (2.39%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (22.01%) Selenium
2 22 (10.53%) Babel
2 22 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.53%) Grunt
2 22 (10.53%) gulp
2 22 (10.53%) webpack
3 19 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (7.18%) WebDriver
5 14 (6.70%) Cucumber
6 13 (6.22%) JIRA
6 13 (6.22%) JUnit
6 13 (6.22%) TeamCity
6 13 (6.22%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.74%) Appium
8 11 (5.26%) JBehave
9 10 (4.78%) Gradle
9 10 (4.78%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.78%) TestNG
10 7 (3.35%) QADirector
10 7 (3.35%) TestPartner
General
1 21 (10.05%) Finance
2 14 (6.70%) Marketing
3 9 (4.31%) Retail
4 7 (3.35%) Back Office
5 5 (2.39%) Games
5 5 (2.39%) Local Government
6 2 (0.96%) Automotive
7 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 82 (39.23%) Analyst
2 78 (37.32%) Test Analyst
3 51 (24.40%) Developer
4 36 (17.22%) Tester
5 31 (14.83%) Software Tester
6 26 (12.44%) Software Analyst
7 24 (11.48%) Software Test Analyst
8 23 (11.00%) QA Analyst
8 23 (11.00%) QA Test Analyst
8 23 (11.00%) Senior Developer
9 21 (10.05%) Test Leader
10 20 (9.57%) Senior Analyst
10 20 (9.57%) Senior Test Analyst
11 18 (8.61%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (8.61%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 17 (8.13%) QA Leader
12 17 (8.13%) Test Engineer
13 16 (7.66%) Automation Tester
13 16 (7.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 15 (7.18%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (26.79%) HTML
2 46 (22.01%) Web Services
3 45 (21.53%) CSS
4 42 (20.10%) jQuery
5 39 (18.66%) HTML5
6 28 (13.40%) .NET
7 27 (12.92%) Node.js
8 24 (11.48%) CSS3
8 24 (11.48%) Sass
8 24 (11.48%) Symfony
9 22 (10.53%) Browserify
9 22 (10.53%) OOCSS
10 19 (9.09%) XML
11 15 (7.18%) Yii
12 14 (6.70%) REST
13 12 (5.74%) RESTful
13 12 (5.74%) SOAP
14 11 (5.26%) ASP.NET
15 9 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (4.31%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Computer Science
1 26 (12.44%) Mobile App
2 23 (11.00%) User Experience
3 15 (7.18%) iPhone
4 10 (4.78%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.39%) Blockchain
6 5 (2.39%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.39%) Fintech
7 4 (1.91%) Linked Data
7 4 (1.91%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) iSeries
9 1 (0.48%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.48%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.79%) Windows
2 15 (7.18%) Windows 7
3 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.83%) Windows 10
4 8 (3.83%) Windows 8
4 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.35%) Linux
6 4 (1.91%) Solaris
6 4 (1.91%) Unix
7 2 (0.96%) Android
7 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (34.45%) Manual Testing
3 61 (29.19%) Scrum
4 60 (28.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 53 (25.36%) Software Testing
5 53 (25.36%) Test Scripting
6 48 (22.97%) Unit Testing
7 39 (18.66%) Software Engineering
8 38 (18.18%) MVC
9 37 (17.70%) SDLC
9 37 (17.70%) Web Development
10 36 (17.22%) Functional Testing
11 31 (14.83%) TDD
12 28 (13.40%) Web Design
13 26 (12.44%) Automation Testing
14 25 (11.96%) Test Planning
15 24 (11.48%) Non-Functional Testing
16 22 (10.53%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
16 22 (10.53%) Mobile First
16 22 (10.53%) SMACSS
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.32%) SQL
2 49 (23.44%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.18%) C#
4 37 (17.70%) PHP
5 29 (13.88%) Java
6 22 (10.53%) ES6
7 9 (4.31%) Apex Code
7 9 (4.31%) VBA
8 8 (3.83%) C
9 7 (3.35%) VB
10 6 (2.87%) C++
10 6 (2.87%) Ruby
10 6 (2.87%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.91%) Perl
12 4 (1.91%) SPARQL
12 4 (1.91%) XPath
13 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (20.57%) Degree
2 40 (19.14%) ISEB
3 29 (13.88%) ISTQB
4 16 (7.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (3.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (37.32%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.31%) Docker
2 3 (1.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.66%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (7.18%) Adobe
3 15 (7.18%) Zend
4 11 (5.26%) Oracle
5 7 (3.35%) HP
6 6 (2.87%) MKS
7 5 (2.39%) Dynatrace
7 5 (2.39%) New Relic
7 5 (2.39%) Rackspace
7 5 (2.39%) SAP
8 2 (0.96%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.96%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.48%) Google
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Herefordshire
Tria Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + parking, Flexi working
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £42,000 to £50,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
greywood
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36047.00 - £39180.90 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago