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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 161 147 155
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automated Testing 54 60 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.21% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.55% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 49 44
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 15 £40,000 +21.21%
Staffordshire +7 12 £47,500 +150.00%
Coventry -5 11 £32,500 +30.00%
Worcestershire - 7 £27,500 - 1
Birmingham -39 4 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton -6 1 £27,500 -26.66%
Shropshire - 1 £32,500 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 93 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (38.57%) SQL
3 38 (27.14%) Manual Testing
4 37 (26.43%) Degree
4 37 (26.43%) Finance
5 34 (24.29%) .NET
6 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
7 31 (22.14%) Software Testing
8 30 (21.43%) Windows
9 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 28 (20.00%) QA
10 26 (18.57%) ISEB
11 24 (17.14%) C#
12 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
12 22 (15.71%) Scrum
13 21 (15.00%) Windows XP
13 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (15.00%) Test Automation
13 21 (15.00%) Mobile App
14 19 (13.57%) Biometrics
14 19 (13.57%) Smartcard
14 19 (13.57%) ISO 9001
14 19 (13.57%) TickIT
14 19 (13.57%) Cyber Security
14 19 (13.57%) Windows Vista
14 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (13.57%) Identity Management
14 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
14 19 (13.57%) OO
15 17 (12.14%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.57%) CMS
1 5 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.71%) Liferay
2 1 (0.71%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Summit
1 5 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.43%) Servitor
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
1 6 (4.29%) Internet
2 5 (3.57%) Intranet
2 5 (3.57%) ATM
3 2 (1.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.29%) MySQL
3 5 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (3.57%) OLAP
3 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.57%) Oracle OLAP
3 5 (3.57%) Cognos Query Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Cognos Report Studio
3 5 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Selenium
2 12 (8.57%) JIRA
2 12 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 12 (8.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 9 (6.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.29%) TestComplete
5 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.29%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.14%) Subversion
7 2 (1.43%) JMeter
7 2 (1.43%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.43%) VectorCAST
8 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.71%) Maven
8 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 37 (26.43%) Finance
2 4 (2.86%) Games
2 4 (2.86%) Back Office
3 3 (2.14%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (31.43%) Analyst
2 39 (27.86%) Tester
3 36 (25.71%) Test Analyst
4 26 (18.57%) Software Tester
5 24 (17.14%) Test Engineer
6 22 (15.71%) Developer
7 13 (9.29%) Team Leader
8 10 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
9 8 (5.71%) Software Team Leader
9 8 (5.71%) Lead Developer
10 7 (5.00%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.29%) QA Tester
12 5 (3.57%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
12 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Cognos Developer
12 5 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (24.29%) .NET
2 12 (8.57%) XML
3 9 (6.43%) WCF
3 9 (6.43%) Silverlight
3 9 (6.43%) CSS
3 9 (6.43%) HTML
4 7 (5.00%) jQuery
4 7 (5.00%) HTML5
5 5 (3.57%) CSS3
5 5 (3.57%) Ajax
5 5 (3.57%) Web Services
6 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.43%) XSD
8 1 (0.71%) XSLT
8 1 (0.71%) Velocity
8 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.71%) COM
8 1 (0.71%) J2EE
8 1 (0.71%) SOAP
8 1 (0.71%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 19 (13.57%) Biometrics
2 19 (13.57%) Smartcard
3 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.29%) User Experience
6 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.43%) Open Source
9 1 (0.71%) Telematics
9 1 (0.71%) AS400
9 1 (0.71%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.43%) Windows
2 21 (15.00%) Windows XP
2 21 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (13.57%) Windows Vista
3 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.71%) Android
5 7 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.86%) Linux
7 3 (2.14%) UNIX
8 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (66.43%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.14%) Manual Testing
3 31 (22.14%) Software Testing
4 28 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 22 (15.71%) Scrum
6 21 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.57%) Cyber Security
7 19 (13.57%) OO
7 19 (13.57%) Identity Management
8 17 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (11.43%) Test Management
9 16 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 16 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (10.71%) Mentoring
11 14 (10.00%) Kanban
12 12 (8.57%) OOP
12 12 (8.57%) Quality Management
13 11 (7.86%) Release Management
13 11 (7.86%) Coaching
14 10 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (38.57%) SQL
2 24 (17.14%) C#
3 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.43%) PHP
5 13 (9.29%) C++
6 12 (8.57%) Java
6 12 (8.57%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.57%) PHP5
9 3 (2.14%) C
9 3 (2.14%) VBScript
9 3 (2.14%) VB
10 2 (1.43%) Groovy
10 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.71%) Jython
11 1 (0.71%) XPath
11 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (26.43%) Degree
2 26 (18.57%) ISEB
3 14 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.57%) MCAD
4 5 (3.57%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.00%) QA
2 19 (13.57%) ISO 9001
2 19 (13.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (23.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.86%) Appcelerator
3 9 (6.43%) Oracle
4 5 (3.57%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.57%) Cognos
4 5 (3.57%) HP
4 5 (3.57%) Netezza
5 2 (1.43%) Fujitsu
5 2 (1.43%) MKS
5 2 (1.43%) VMware
5 2 (1.43%) Telerik
6 1 (0.71%) Symbian
6 1 (0.71%) SAP
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