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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 198 183 179
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 35 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.52% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.63% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 8
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £32,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
4996 4104 3465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.80% 82.54% 82.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4111 3503 2786
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +10 21 £40,000 +8.10%
Solihull - 8 £42,500 -
Coventry -4 6 £37,500 -1.96%
Staffordshire -2 2 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Warwickshire -28 2 £32,250 -28.33% 1
Shropshire - 1 £50,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 50 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (55.17%) Selenium
3 33 (37.93%) Test Automation
4 32 (36.78%) Java
5 31 (35.63%) Manual Testing
6 30 (34.48%) QA
7 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 29 (33.33%) Automated Testing
8 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
9 25 (28.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (26.44%) Scrum
11 19 (21.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (20.69%) ISEB
13 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
13 17 (19.54%) JIRA
14 16 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (18.39%) HP
14 16 (18.39%) HP UFT
15 15 (17.24%) SQL
15 15 (17.24%) Finance
15 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
15 15 (17.24%) BDD
15 15 (17.24%) WebDriver
15 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
16 11 (12.64%) QA Automation
17 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
17 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (11.49%) TDD
18 9 (10.34%) C#
18 9 (10.34%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) nginx
2 1 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (55.17%) Selenium
2 17 (19.54%) JIRA
3 16 (18.39%) HP UFT
4 15 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 15 (17.24%) WebDriver
5 10 (11.49%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.20%) Ant
6 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
6 8 (9.20%) Hudson
6 8 (9.20%) Mercurial
6 8 (9.20%) RSpec
6 8 (9.20%) WATIR
7 7 (8.05%) Appium
8 6 (6.90%) Eclipse
8 6 (6.90%) IntelliJ
8 6 (6.90%) JBehave
8 6 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 6 (6.90%) TestNG
9 4 (4.60%) JUnit
10 3 (3.45%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Games
3 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (57.47%) Analyst
2 49 (56.32%) Test Analyst
3 25 (28.74%) Tester
4 21 (24.14%) Software Analyst
4 21 (24.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 16 (18.39%) Automation Analyst
5 16 (18.39%) Automation Test Analyst
5 16 (18.39%) Automation Tester
6 14 (16.09%) Test Leader
7 9 (10.34%) QA Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) QA Test Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) Software Tester
7 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) QA Leader
9 6 (6.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Lead Test Analyst
10 5 (5.75%) Manual Test Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) REST
1 8 (9.20%) SOAP
2 6 (6.90%) J2EE
2 6 (6.90%) Web Services
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) .NET
4 2 (2.30%) CSS
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (57.47%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.93%) Test Automation
3 31 (35.63%) Manual Testing
4 29 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
6 25 (28.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (26.44%) Scrum
8 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce
9 15 (17.24%) BDD
9 15 (17.24%) Test Scripting
10 11 (12.64%) QA Automation
11 10 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (11.49%) TDD
12 9 (10.34%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 9 (10.34%) Web Development
12 9 (10.34%) Web Testing
13 8 (9.20%) Agile Testing
14 7 (8.05%) Functional Testing
14 7 (8.05%) Security Testing
15 6 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) Java
2 15 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) C#
4 8 (9.20%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.20%) Perl
4 8 (9.20%) Ruby
5 2 (2.30%) PHP
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 19 (21.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (20.69%) ISEB
4 4 (4.60%) Degree
5 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (34.48%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) WAI
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) HP
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.15%) New Relic
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