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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 155 147 127
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 68 67 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.24% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.55% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 82
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £44,000 £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
4886 4315 4255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.00% 79.86% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4006 3600 3591
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +4 33 £32,500 -2.98% 2
Staffordshire +11 11 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Solihull +15 8 £31,250 +9.64%
Warwickshire -24 7 £29,750 -25.62% 3
Worcestershire -4 3 £23,000 -34.28%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (44.96%) Manual Testing
2 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.43%) QA
4 41 (31.78%) Test Scripting
5 32 (24.81%) SQL
6 31 (24.03%) ISEB
7 30 (23.26%) .NET
8 29 (22.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
10 24 (18.60%) Windows
10 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 23 (17.83%) Selenium
11 23 (17.83%) Software Engineering
11 23 (17.83%) Software Testing
12 20 (15.50%) Finance
12 20 (15.50%) HTML
12 20 (15.50%) JIRA
13 18 (13.95%) Web Services
13 18 (13.95%) ISTQB
14 17 (13.18%) XML
14 17 (13.18%) Java
15 16 (12.40%) Scrum
15 16 (12.40%) Degree
16 15 (11.63%) System Testing
16 15 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (11.63%) Mobile App
17 14 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (10.85%) C#
18 13 (10.08%) CSS
18 13 (10.08%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.43%) IIS
2 6 (4.65%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.10%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Selenium
2 20 (15.50%) JIRA
3 15 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (10.08%) HP UFT
5 7 (5.43%) TestComplete
6 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.88%) FitNesse
7 5 (3.88%) AccuRev
7 5 (3.88%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.88%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.33%) MSTest
8 3 (2.33%) Robot Framework
9 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.55%) Ranorex
9 2 (1.55%) JUnit
10 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.78%) QADirector
10 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 20 (15.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Automotive
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (41.09%) Tester
2 43 (33.33%) Analyst
3 31 (24.03%) Test Analyst
4 27 (20.93%) Software Tester
5 13 (10.08%) QA Tester
6 10 (7.75%) Business Analyst
7 9 (6.98%) Applications Specialist
7 9 (6.98%) Security Specialist
7 9 (6.98%) Developer
7 9 (6.98%) Application Security Specialist
8 8 (6.20%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.65%) Automated Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.65%) Junior
10 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.88%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (3.10%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.10%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.26%) .NET
2 20 (15.50%) HTML
3 18 (13.95%) Web Services
4 17 (13.18%) XML
5 13 (10.08%) CSS
6 10 (7.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.65%) WCF
7 6 (4.65%) WPF
7 6 (4.65%) CSLA
8 3 (2.33%) RESTful
9 2 (1.55%) Java EE
10 1 (0.78%) Velocity
10 1 (0.78%) SOAP
10 1 (0.78%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.78%) Grails
10 1 (0.78%) J2EE
10 1 (0.78%) XSD
10 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.78%) WinForms
10 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.10%) AS400
7 3 (2.33%) Biometrics
7 3 (2.33%) Smartcard
7 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.55%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.60%) Windows
2 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.55%) Android
4 2 (1.55%) Linux
5 1 (0.78%) OS/400
5 1 (0.78%) zOS
5 1 (0.78%) AIX
5 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (44.96%) Manual Testing
2 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (31.78%) Test Scripting
4 29 (22.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
6 23 (17.83%) Software Engineering
6 23 (17.83%) Software Testing
7 16 (12.40%) Scrum
8 15 (11.63%) System Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Unit Testing
9 13 (10.08%) Automation Testing
10 12 (9.30%) Integration Testing
11 11 (8.53%) Usability Testing
12 9 (6.98%) Performance Testing
12 9 (6.98%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (6.98%) Security Testing
12 9 (6.98%) Information Security
12 9 (6.98%) Web Testing
12 9 (6.98%) SDLC
12 9 (6.98%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) SQL
2 17 (13.18%) Java
3 14 (10.85%) C#
4 9 (6.98%) C++
5 8 (6.20%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.65%) C
6 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.33%) Groovy
8 2 (1.55%) VB
8 2 (1.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.78%) VB6
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (24.03%) ISEB
2 18 (13.95%) ISTQB
3 16 (12.40%) Degree
4 14 (10.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (36.43%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.33%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle
3 2 (1.55%) Symbian
4 1 (0.78%) IBM
4 1 (0.78%) MKS
4 1 (0.78%) Telerik
4 1 (0.78%) Fujitsu
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Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus bonus etc.
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