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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 140 169
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +29
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 106 99 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.26% 1.69% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.92% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 78 88 43
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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
4215 5160 4202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.68% 88.28% 83.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3376 4232 3511
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Warwickshire +51 33 £50,000 +33.33%
Birmingham +11 33 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Coventry +2 10 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 10 £41,750 - 3
Herefordshire - 8 £42,500 -
Worcestershire -7 7 £45,000 +38.46%
Solihull -13 4 £31,250 -26.47%
Staffordshire -5 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 110 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (41.80%) JavaScript
3 71 (37.57%) Test Scripting
4 61 (32.28%) HTML
5 60 (31.75%) QA
6 58 (30.69%) Selenium
7 50 (26.46%) SQL
8 46 (24.34%) Java
8 46 (24.34%) CSS
8 46 (24.34%) Scrum
8 46 (24.34%) Git (software)
9 44 (23.28%) C#
10 41 (21.69%) Python
10 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (21.16%) Functional Testing
12 39 (20.63%) Software Engineering
13 38 (20.11%) Unit Testing
13 38 (20.11%) Non-Functional Testing
14 37 (19.58%) Node.js
14 37 (19.58%) TDD
14 37 (19.58%) Linux
15 33 (17.46%) Finance
15 33 (17.46%) HTML5
16 31 (16.40%) Software Testing
17 30 (15.87%) MVC
17 30 (15.87%) Web Services
17 30 (15.87%) .NET
17 30 (15.87%) Automation Testing
18 29 (15.34%) E-Commerce
18 29 (15.34%) Manual Testing

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 12 (6.35%) CMS
2 11 (5.82%) EPiServer
3 9 (4.76%) IIS
3 9 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 4 (2.12%) JBoss
4 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Drupal
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.65%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.65%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (7.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.53%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.35%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.76%) MySQL
5 7 (3.70%) Data Mining
5 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (30.69%) Selenium
2 46 (24.34%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (11.64%) SoapUI
5 20 (10.58%) Cucumber
5 20 (10.58%) JIRA
6 17 (8.99%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.47%) HP UFT
8 15 (7.94%) Vagrant
9 12 (6.35%) Grunt
9 12 (6.35%) gulp
9 12 (6.35%) Jasmine
10 11 (5.82%) Subversion
10 11 (5.82%) Visual Studio
11 9 (4.76%) NuGet
11 9 (4.76%) WebDriver
12 8 (4.23%) MSBuild
13 7 (3.70%) JSUnit
13 7 (3.70%) Mocha
14 6 (3.17%) JUnit
General
1 33 (17.46%) Finance
2 17 (8.99%) Marketing
3 8 (4.23%) Back Office
4 7 (3.70%) Billing
5 4 (2.12%) Retail
6 3 (1.59%) Electronics
6 3 (1.59%) Games
7 2 (1.06%) Automotive
7 2 (1.06%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (25.93%) Developer
2 39 (20.63%) Analyst
3 30 (15.87%) Test Analyst
4 29 (15.34%) Tester
5 21 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 21 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) QA Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) QA Test Engineer
7 17 (8.99%) Software Tester
8 16 (8.47%) Test Automation Engineer
9 15 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (7.94%) QA Automation Engineer
9 15 (7.94%) Software Engineer
10 13 (6.88%) Senior Developer
10 13 (6.88%) Senior DevOps
10 13 (6.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Automation Test Analyst
12 11 (5.82%) Test Leader
13 10 (5.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (32.28%) HTML
2 46 (24.34%) CSS
3 37 (19.58%) Node.js
4 33 (17.46%) HTML5
5 30 (15.87%) .NET
5 30 (15.87%) Web Services
6 27 (14.29%) RESTful
7 24 (12.70%) Sass
8 23 (12.17%) CSS3
9 20 (10.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (7.94%) ActiveMQ
10 15 (7.94%) ASP.NET
10 15 (7.94%) HornetQ
10 15 (7.94%) JMS
10 15 (7.94%) Kafka
11 13 (6.88%) .NET Framework
11 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (6.88%) Django
12 11 (5.82%) WCF
13 10 (5.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.11%) User Experience
3 13 (6.88%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.23%) Fintech
5 7 (3.70%) Animation
6 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) iPhone
8 2 (1.06%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.58%) Linux
2 15 (7.94%) CentOS
2 15 (7.94%) Ubuntu
3 11 (5.82%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.29%) Android
5 4 (2.12%) Windows
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (37.57%) Test Scripting
3 46 (24.34%) Scrum
4 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (21.16%) Functional Testing
6 39 (20.63%) Software Engineering
7 38 (20.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 38 (20.11%) Unit Testing
8 37 (19.58%) TDD
9 31 (16.40%) Software Testing
10 30 (15.87%) Automation Testing
10 30 (15.87%) MVC
11 29 (15.34%) E-Commerce
11 29 (15.34%) Manual Testing
12 27 (14.29%) SDLC
13 26 (13.76%) Regression Testing
14 25 (13.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (12.70%) Microservices
16 23 (12.17%) BDD
17 22 (11.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (41.80%) JavaScript
2 50 (26.46%) SQL
3 46 (24.34%) Java
4 44 (23.28%) C#
5 41 (21.69%) Python
6 23 (12.17%) Scala
7 21 (11.11%) Ruby
8 18 (9.52%) PHP
9 16 (8.47%) Bash Shell
10 15 (7.94%) Groovy
11 12 (6.35%) C++
12 9 (4.76%) C
12 9 (4.76%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.65%) ES6
13 5 (2.65%) VB
14 3 (1.59%) VBScript
15 1 (0.53%) Perl
15 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (14.81%) ISEB
2 27 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.23%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (31.75%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (13.76%) Docker
2 15 (7.94%) VirtualBox
2 15 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.47%) Puppet
2 15 (7.94%) Consul
2 15 (7.94%) Docker Swarm
2 15 (7.94%) Kubernetes
2 15 (7.94%) Mesos
2 15 (7.94%) Nagios
2 15 (7.94%) StatsD
2 15 (7.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (7.94%) New Relic
1 15 (7.94%) VMware
2 7 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.65%) Adobe
4 5 (2.65%) Google
4 5 (2.65%) Zend
5 4 (2.12%) PayPal
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle
7 1 (0.53%) IBM
7 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
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