The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 186 191 178
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 27 6 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.13% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.16% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 26 3 22
Average salary £40,250 £31,750 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.77% -5.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
Automation 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
4174 3688 3779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.33% 81.14% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3492 3013 3185
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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 £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Automation Testing
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Midlands region.

Automation Testing Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Automation Testing
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Automation Testing Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Coventry -16 8 £42,500 +33.85%
Warwickshire - 7 £45,000 - 1
Solihull - 3 £40,000 - 1
Birmingham -10 2 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £29,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £27,500 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (49.09%) Selenium
3 17 (30.91%) ISEB
3 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.91%) JMeter
3 17 (30.91%) Groovy
3 17 (30.91%) Android
3 17 (30.91%) Apple iOS
4 15 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
6 13 (23.64%) Windows
7 12 (21.82%) GoogleTest
7 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
7 12 (21.82%) Linux
7 12 (21.82%) Google
8 11 (20.00%) QA
9 10 (18.18%) Java
10 9 (16.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (16.36%) Scrum
10 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
10 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (14.55%) HP
12 7 (12.73%) Finance
13 6 (10.91%) JUnit
13 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
14 5 (9.09%) SQL
14 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
14 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
15 4 (7.27%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (49.09%) Selenium
2 17 (30.91%) JMeter
3 15 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 12 (21.82%) GoogleTest
5 9 (16.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (10.91%) JUnit
7 4 (7.27%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.64%) JIRA
9 1 (1.82%) MSTest
9 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.82%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Analyst
1 18 (32.73%) Test Analyst
2 17 (30.91%) Tester
3 13 (23.64%) Software Tester
3 13 (23.64%) Automation Engineer
4 12 (21.82%) Automation Tester
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Automation Tester
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Software Tester
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Tester
6 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Test Leader
8 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
9 3 (5.45%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) QA Leader
9 3 (5.45%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) HTML
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) Velocity
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) XSD
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Android
1 17 (30.91%) Apple iOS
2 13 (23.64%) Windows
3 12 (21.82%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (61.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
3 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
3 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
3 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 6 (10.91%) Manual Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.27%) V-Model
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Web Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Test Management
8 2 (3.64%) System Testing
8 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
1 17 (30.91%) Groovy
2 10 (18.18%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (5.45%) VB
4 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.64%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) ISEB
2 14 (25.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) WAI
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Google
2 8 (14.55%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Telerik
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: Up to £40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - Sand Resources
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 days ago