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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 148 137 156
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 60 59 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.28% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.58% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 53 50 47
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £44,000 £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
4220 3739 3813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.30% 81.23% 76.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3532 3058 3209
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 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 1 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
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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
Staffordshire +3 16 £32,500 +71.05% 2
Solihull +6 13 £35,000 +37.25%
Birmingham -7 11 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Warwickshire -15 9 £40,000 - 2
Worcestershire -4 5 £30,000 -4.76%
Walsall - 3 £47,500 -
Coventry -31 2 £32,500 +30.00%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 58 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Manual Testing
3 29 (27.10%) SQL
4 28 (26.17%) .NET
4 28 (26.17%) QA
5 25 (23.36%) Windows
6 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
6 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
7 22 (20.56%) Finance
8 20 (18.69%) HTML
9 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
10 18 (16.82%) CSS
10 18 (16.82%) Degree
11 17 (15.89%) XML
11 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
11 17 (15.89%) Software Testing
12 16 (14.95%) ISEB
12 16 (14.95%) Selenium
13 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
13 15 (14.02%) Web Services
13 15 (14.02%) JIRA
14 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
15 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (11.21%) Regression Testing
15 12 (11.21%) Test Management
15 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (11.21%) Test Strategy
16 11 (10.28%) C#
16 11 (10.28%) Java
16 11 (10.28%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (4.67%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.87%) Internet
1 2 (1.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) MySQL
3 5 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Selenium
2 15 (14.02%) JIRA
3 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (7.48%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.54%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (5.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.67%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.80%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.80%) TestComplete
8 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.80%) MSTest
9 2 (1.87%) JMeter
9 2 (1.87%) Subversion
9 2 (1.87%) Maven
9 2 (1.87%) VectorCAST
10 1 (0.93%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.93%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.93%) Ranorex
General
1 22 (20.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.80%) Automotive
3 2 (1.87%) Back Office
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Tester
2 30 (28.04%) Software Tester
3 17 (15.89%) Analyst
4 15 (14.02%) Test Engineer
5 12 (11.21%) Test Analyst
5 12 (11.21%) Developer
6 10 (9.35%) QA Tester
7 6 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (4.67%) Application Security Specialist
8 5 (4.67%) Security Specialist
8 5 (4.67%) Senior Tester
8 5 (4.67%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (4.67%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.80%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (1.87%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.17%) .NET
2 20 (18.69%) HTML
3 18 (16.82%) CSS
4 17 (15.89%) XML
5 15 (14.02%) Web Services
6 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (5.61%) WCF
7 6 (5.61%) WPF
7 6 (5.61%) CSLA
7 6 (5.61%) HTML5
8 5 (4.67%) CSS3
8 5 (4.67%) jQuery
8 5 (4.67%) Ajax
9 1 (0.93%) Velocity
9 1 (0.93%) SOAP
9 1 (0.93%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.93%) Grails
9 1 (0.93%) J2EE
9 1 (0.93%) XSD
9 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.35%) Biometrics
2 10 (9.35%) Smartcard
3 9 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.87%) Open Source
7 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Windows
2 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (10.28%) Android
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.35%) Windows Vista
4 10 (9.35%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.54%) 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (54.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (37.38%) Manual Testing
3 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
4 19 (17.76%) Test Scripting
5 17 (15.89%) Software Engineering
5 17 (15.89%) Software Testing
6 12 (11.21%) Regression Testing
6 12 (11.21%) Test Management
6 12 (11.21%) Test Strategy
7 11 (10.28%) Usability Testing
8 10 (9.35%) Identity Management
8 10 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.35%) Cyber Security
9 8 (7.48%) Time Management
9 8 (7.48%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
9 8 (7.48%) Use Case
10 7 (6.54%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.54%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.10%) SQL
2 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.28%) C#
3 11 (10.28%) Java
4 7 (6.54%) C++
5 6 (5.61%) PHP
5 6 (5.61%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.67%) PHP5
6 5 (4.67%) C
7 3 (2.80%) Groovy
8 2 (1.87%) VB
8 2 (1.87%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) VB6
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (16.82%) Degree
2 16 (14.95%) ISEB
3 11 (10.28%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (26.17%) QA
2 10 (9.35%) ISO 9001
2 10 (9.35%) 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 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.61%) Appcelerator
3 4 (3.74%) Symbian
4 3 (2.80%) Oracle
5 2 (1.87%) MKS
5 2 (1.87%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.93%) Telerik
6 1 (0.93%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) SAP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
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