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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 152 128 150
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 66 86 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.60% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.00% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 57 82 48
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £54,000 £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
4769 4298 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.69% 80.10% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3886 3556 3655
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,809
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,682 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 +18 30 £30,000 -10.44% 4
Staffordshire +4 14 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Warwickshire -9 9 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Solihull +7 3 £23,000 -42.50% 1
Coventry -25 1 £30,000 -19.46%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 59 (47.20%) Manual Testing
2 55 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (40.00%) QA
4 39 (31.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (30.40%) Test Scripting
6 37 (29.60%) ISEB
7 29 (23.20%) Software Testing
8 27 (21.60%) Selenium
9 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
10 22 (17.60%) SQL
11 21 (16.80%) .NET
11 21 (16.80%) Windows
12 19 (15.20%) System Testing
12 19 (15.20%) Test Automation
13 18 (14.40%) Degree
13 18 (14.40%) JIRA
14 17 (13.60%) Software Engineering
14 17 (13.60%) Finance
15 16 (12.80%) C#
15 16 (12.80%) ISTQB
15 16 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (12.00%) Automation Testing
16 15 (12.00%) HTML
16 15 (12.00%) Java
17 13 (10.40%) Scrum
17 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
17 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
17 13 (10.40%) Unit Testing
17 13 (10.40%) Agile Testing
17 13 (10.40%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (1.60%) IIS
1 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) SaaS
2 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.40%) MySQL
4 2 (1.60%) MS Access
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (21.60%) Selenium
2 18 (14.40%) JIRA
3 11 (8.80%) HP UFT
3 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.60%) TestComplete
5 6 (4.80%) AccuRev
5 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.80%) Ranorex
5 6 (4.80%) TestDirector
6 5 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.40%) Introscope
7 3 (2.40%) JMeter
7 3 (2.40%) MSTest
7 3 (2.40%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.40%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.60%) JUnit
8 2 (1.60%) TestPartner
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Games
3 3 (2.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 49 (39.20%) Tester
2 48 (38.40%) Analyst
3 37 (29.60%) Test Analyst
4 25 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 12 (9.60%) Junior
6 10 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) QA Tester
7 8 (6.40%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) Automation Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.80%) Automated Test Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Lead Tester
9 6 (4.80%) Application Security Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Junior Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Junior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) QA Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Security Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Applications Specialist
10 5 (4.00%) Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) .NET
2 15 (12.00%) HTML
3 10 (8.00%) Web Services
3 10 (8.00%) XML
4 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.60%) CSS
6 5 (4.00%) Velocity
7 2 (1.60%) WCF
7 2 (1.60%) WPF
7 2 (1.60%) CSLA
7 2 (1.60%) RESTful
7 2 (1.60%) Java EE
8 1 (0.80%) HTML5
8 1 (0.80%) CSS3
8 1 (0.80%) Laravel
8 1 (0.80%) Symfony
8 1 (0.80%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (0.80%) CakePHP
8 1 (0.80%) JDBC
8 1 (0.80%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Mobile App
2 12 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.20%) AS400
7 2 (1.60%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.60%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Windows
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
2 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.60%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Solaris
4 1 (0.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.20%) Manual Testing
2 55 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (31.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (30.40%) Test Scripting
5 29 (23.20%) Software Testing
6 19 (15.20%) System Testing
6 19 (15.20%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.60%) Software Engineering
8 15 (12.00%) Automation Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Agile Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Unit Testing
9 13 (10.40%) Scrum
10 11 (8.80%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.00%) Integration Testing
11 10 (8.00%) Web Testing
12 9 (7.20%) SDLC
13 8 (6.40%) Load Testing
13 8 (6.40%) Regression Testing
14 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) SQL
2 16 (12.80%) C#
3 15 (12.00%) Java
4 9 (7.20%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.60%) C++
6 4 (3.20%) C
7 3 (2.40%) PHP
8 2 (1.60%) Groovy
8 2 (1.60%) VB
8 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.60%) VBA
9 1 (0.80%) Ruby
9 1 (0.80%) Perl
9 1 (0.80%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 37 (29.60%) ISEB
2 18 (14.40%) Degree
3 16 (12.80%) ISTQB
3 16 (12.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.40%) hybris
2 3 (2.40%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Telerik
4 1 (0.80%) Zend
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