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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 216 196 196
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 14 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.26% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.33% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 3
Average salary £39,250 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.14% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
4694 4188 3475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.62% 78.72% 75.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4051 3560 2984
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 31 October 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 +4 6 £43,750 +8.69%
Coventry -6 3 £41,500 +18.57% 3
Staffordshire -7 3 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Birmingham -8 1 £32,500 -31.57%
Worcestershire - 1 £30,000 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Selenium
4 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
5 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
5 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 9 (29.03%) QA
5 9 (29.03%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Finance
7 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 7 (22.58%) UNIX
7 7 (22.58%) VB
7 7 (22.58%) HTML
8 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
8 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
9 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
9 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.90%) Test Management
10 4 (12.90%) JMeter
10 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
10 4 (12.90%) System Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Groovy
10 4 (12.90%) Android
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
3 4 (12.90%) JMeter
4 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
6 1 (3.23%) MSTest
6 1 (3.23%) GoogleTest
6 1 (3.23%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.23%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
1 20 (64.52%) Test Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Tester
4 5 (16.13%) Test Leader
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Tester
5 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Software Tester
6 3 (9.68%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Automation Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Android
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Manual Testing
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Integration Testing
5 7 (22.58%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Test Management
8 4 (12.90%) System Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Line Management
9 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
9 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Migration
9 3 (9.68%) ITIL
10 2 (6.45%) CRM
10 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.23%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) VB
3 4 (12.90%) Groovy
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) Telerik
2 1 (3.23%) Google
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