The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 205 200 193
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 16 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 10 6
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +68.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4084 4253 3648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.80% 76.74% 74.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 3592 3136
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Automation Testing
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Coventry - 9 £38,500 -
Warwickshire - 3 £42,500 -
Solihull - 2 £33,750 -
Staffordshire -10 1 £32,500 +3.17%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 15 (55.56%) Manual Testing
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
4 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
5 9 (33.33%) VB
5 9 (33.33%) UNIX
6 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
7 7 (25.93%) System Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Selenium
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) QA
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
10 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
10 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (14.81%) Migration
10 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.70%) JIRA
5 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
1 19 (70.37%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Tester
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Manual Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
2 10 (37.04%) Integration Testing
3 7 (25.93%) System Testing
4 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
5 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 2 (7.41%) V-Model
7 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) CRM
8 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) VB
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (70.37%) ISEB
2 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Telerik