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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 146 195 192
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 63 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 55 34 21
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £31,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,100 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%

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
4239 5215 4170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.79% 88.34% 83.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3390 4290 3520
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +32 37 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Solihull -1 9 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Coventry +16 6 £55,000 +46.66%
Shropshire -3 4 £28,500 -43.00% 1
Warwickshire +32 2 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Staffordshire +3 2 £34,750 -13.12% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £31,250 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 78 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (67.00%) Selenium
3 50 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 42 (42.00%) JIRA
5 37 (37.00%) C++
5 37 (37.00%) Java
5 37 (37.00%) Python
5 37 (37.00%) QA
6 36 (36.00%) Linux
7 34 (34.00%) JavaScript
8 29 (29.00%) Automated Testing
9 25 (25.00%) Manual Testing
10 22 (22.00%) Scrum
11 21 (21.00%) Regression Testing
11 21 (21.00%) Finance
12 19 (19.00%) BDD
13 18 (18.00%) WebDriver
13 18 (18.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 18 (18.00%) Performance Testing
13 18 (18.00%) Unit Testing
13 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
14 17 (17.00%) SQL
14 17 (17.00%) Functional Testing
15 14 (14.00%) C
15 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
16 13 (13.00%) Windows
16 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
17 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (11.00%) Fintech

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
1 1 (1.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 67 (67.00%) Selenium
2 42 (42.00%) JIRA
3 18 (18.00%) WebDriver
4 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 10 (10.00%) Robot Framework
5 10 (10.00%) Subversion
6 9 (9.00%) Git (software)
6 9 (9.00%) JMeter
7 8 (8.00%) SoapUI
8 7 (7.00%) Hudson
8 7 (7.00%) Mercurial
9 6 (6.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.00%) HP UFT
9 6 (6.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (3.00%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.00%) JBehave
10 3 (3.00%) JUnit
10 3 (3.00%) Ranorex
10 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (21.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (38.00%) Analyst
2 34 (34.00%) Test Analyst
2 34 (34.00%) Tester
3 20 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 20 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 17 (17.00%) Software Analyst
4 17 (17.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 16 (16.00%) Test Engineer
6 14 (14.00%) Automation Tester
7 12 (12.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 9 (9.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) QA Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) QA Tester
10 5 (5.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 5 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
10 5 (5.00%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.00%) Junior Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) Junior Test Engineer
11 4 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.00%) Web Services
2 10 (10.00%) .NET
3 7 (7.00%) SOAP
3 7 (7.00%) X-Windows
4 4 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.00%) HTML
6 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.00%) CSS
7 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.00%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.00%) jQuery
7 1 (1.00%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (1.00%) LINQ
7 1 (1.00%) Middleware
7 1 (1.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Fintech
2 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.00%) Linux
2 13 (13.00%) Windows
3 10 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (7.00%) Android
4 7 (7.00%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (78.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 29 (29.00%) Automated Testing
4 25 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 22 (22.00%) Scrum
6 21 (21.00%) Regression Testing
7 19 (19.00%) BDD
8 18 (18.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 18 (18.00%) Performance Testing
8 18 (18.00%) Unit Testing
9 17 (17.00%) Functional Testing
10 14 (14.00%) E-Commerce
11 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
11 13 (13.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.00%) Open Source
12 9 (9.00%) System Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Agile Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Smoke Testing
13 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
14 7 (7.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.00%) C++
1 37 (37.00%) Java
1 37 (37.00%) Python
2 34 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (17.00%) SQL
4 14 (14.00%) C
5 10 (10.00%) C#
6 5 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) Scala
8 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.00%) VB
8 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.00%) VBScript
8 1 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (18.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.00%) ISEB
3 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (37.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (1.00%) HP
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle
2 1 (1.00%) Xamarin
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc.
Posted: 19 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Exceptional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leominster, Herefordshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, bonus, 24 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Automation Training
Posted: 19 days ago