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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 148 154 157
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 66 61 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.15% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.47% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 60 53 39
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
4641 4138 3485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.94% 78.12% 75.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4076 3525 3016
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +9 19 £40,000 +21.21%
Coventry +6 16 £28,750 +15.00% 2
Staffordshire +5 9 £47,500 +115.90% 2
Birmingham -38 9 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Worcestershire - 6 £28,750 -
Solihull -4 2 £38,750 +10.71% 1
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Wolverhampton -6 1 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (42.76%) SQL
3 42 (28.97%) Degree
4 37 (25.52%) Finance
5 36 (24.83%) Manual Testing
6 35 (24.14%) .NET
6 35 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 32 (22.07%) Windows
8 31 (21.38%) Software Testing
9 30 (20.69%) QA
10 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 27 (18.62%) C#
12 26 (17.93%) ISEB
13 24 (16.55%) Scrum
14 23 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 23 (15.86%) OO
14 23 (15.86%) Windows XP
15 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
15 22 (15.17%) Mobile App
16 21 (14.48%) Cyber Security
16 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (14.48%) Windows Vista
16 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
16 21 (14.48%) ISO 9001
16 21 (14.48%) Biometrics
16 21 (14.48%) Smartcard
16 21 (14.48%) TickIT
16 21 (14.48%) Identity Management
17 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
18 17 (11.72%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (4.83%) SharePoint
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Liferay
3 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.52%) MS Office
3 6 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Summit
1 7 (4.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.38%) Servitor
3 1 (0.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.83%) Intranet
2 7 (4.83%) Internet
2 7 (4.83%) ATM
3 2 (1.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) OLAP
2 7 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (4.83%) Oracle OLAP
2 7 (4.83%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (4.83%) Cognos Query Studio
2 7 (4.83%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 7 (4.83%) Cognos Report Studio
2 7 (4.83%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 6 (4.14%) MySQL
4 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (11.03%) Selenium
2 15 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 11 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.90%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.21%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (6.21%) JIRA
7 6 (4.14%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.14%) TestComplete
7 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.07%) Subversion
9 2 (1.38%) JMeter
9 2 (1.38%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.38%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.69%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.69%) JUnit
10 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (25.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.45%) Games
3 4 (2.76%) Back Office
4 3 (2.07%) Automotive
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (35.17%) Analyst
2 41 (28.28%) Test Analyst
3 38 (26.21%) Tester
4 26 (17.93%) Test Engineer
5 25 (17.24%) Software Tester
6 24 (16.55%) Developer
7 14 (9.66%) Team Leader
8 11 (7.59%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (5.52%) Software Team Leader
9 8 (5.52%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.83%) Cognos Developer
10 7 (4.83%) Developer Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.83%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.83%) Cognos BI Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.45%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.14%) .NET
2 12 (8.28%) XML
3 9 (6.21%) WCF
3 9 (6.21%) Silverlight
4 7 (4.83%) jQuery
4 7 (4.83%) CSS
4 7 (4.83%) HTML
4 7 (4.83%) HTML5
5 5 (3.45%) CSS3
5 5 (3.45%) Ajax
6 3 (2.07%) Web Services
7 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.38%) XSD
8 1 (0.69%) XSLT
8 1 (0.69%) Velocity
8 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.69%) COM
8 1 (0.69%) J2EE
8 1 (0.69%) SOAP
8 1 (0.69%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.17%) Mobile App
2 21 (14.48%) Biometrics
2 21 (14.48%) Smartcard
3 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.14%) User Experience
5 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.07%) Open Source
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) Telematics
8 1 (0.69%) AS400
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.07%) Windows
2 23 (15.86%) Windows XP
2 23 (15.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (14.48%) Windows Vista
3 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.83%) Android
4 7 (4.83%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.45%) Linux
6 3 (2.07%) UNIX
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.83%) Manual Testing
3 31 (21.38%) Software Testing
4 29 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 24 (16.55%) Scrum
6 23 (15.86%) OO
7 21 (14.48%) Identity Management
7 21 (14.48%) Cyber Security
8 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (10.34%) Test Management
11 15 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 15 (10.34%) OOP
12 14 (9.66%) Quality Management
13 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
13 13 (8.97%) Kanban
14 12 (8.28%) Coaching
14 12 (8.28%) Line Management
15 10 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (42.76%) SQL
2 27 (18.62%) C#
3 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.72%) C++
5 16 (11.03%) PHP
6 12 (8.28%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.90%) Java
8 8 (5.52%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.83%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.45%) VB
10 5 (3.45%) PHP5
11 3 (2.07%) C
11 3 (2.07%) VBScript
12 2 (1.38%) Groovy
12 2 (1.38%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.69%) Jython
13 1 (0.69%) XPath
13 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (28.97%) Degree
2 26 (17.93%) ISEB
3 15 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 15 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.83%) MCAD
4 7 (4.83%) MCSD
5 5 (3.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.69%) QA
2 21 (14.48%) ISO 9001
2 21 (14.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.59%) Appcelerator
3 10 (6.90%) Oracle
4 7 (4.83%) Business Objects
4 7 (4.83%) Netezza
4 7 (4.83%) HP
4 7 (4.83%) Cognos
5 2 (1.38%) MKS
5 2 (1.38%) VMware
5 2 (1.38%) Telerik
5 2 (1.38%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.69%) SAP
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Staffordshire
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Staffordshire
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Birmingham
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Solihull
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