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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 188 191 199
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 28 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 4
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
4444 3799 3559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.99% 78.30% 75.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3881 3138 3102
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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 - 14 £45,000 -
Staffordshire +7 6 £42,500 +70.00%
Coventry -6 4 £43,250 +27.20%
Birmingham -11 3 £37,000 +21.31% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 26 (60.47%) Selenium
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
3 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
4 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.23%) ISEB
4 13 (30.23%) JMeter
4 13 (30.23%) Groovy
4 13 (30.23%) Android
4 13 (30.23%) Apple iOS
5 12 (27.91%) Scrum
5 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
5 12 (27.91%) QA
6 11 (25.58%) Windows
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
8 8 (18.60%) Linux
8 8 (18.60%) Google
8 8 (18.60%) GoogleTest
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
11 5 (11.63%) HTML
11 5 (11.63%) Java
11 5 (11.63%) VB
11 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
12 4 (9.30%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (60.47%) Selenium
2 14 (32.56%) WebDriver
3 13 (30.23%) JMeter
4 8 (18.60%) GoogleTest
5 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.65%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.65%) JIRA
8 1 (2.33%) MSTest
8 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
8 1 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
1 22 (51.16%) Test Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Software Tester
4 7 (16.28%) Automation Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Automation Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Software Tester
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.98%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.98%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) User Experience
2 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.33%) Open Source
2 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Android
1 13 (30.23%) Apple iOS
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 8 (18.60%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
3 12 (27.91%) Scrum
3 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.28%) Manual Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.98%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) System Testing
8 3 (6.98%) Test Management
9 2 (4.65%) Line Management
9 2 (4.65%) Kanban
9 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
1 13 (30.23%) Groovy
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) VB
3 5 (11.63%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) ISEB
2 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Telerik
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) HP
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