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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 147 174 189
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +15
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 67 43 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.84% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.97% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 59 41 26
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £36,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%

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
4328 4436 4234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.71% 86.91% 85.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3369 3677 3685
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,902
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,728 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +25 42 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Solihull -8 9 £32,500 -1.51%
Warwickshire +27 8 £38,000 +17.82% 1
Coventry -1 5 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Staffordshire +1 1 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 1 £35,000 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 80 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (68.37%) Selenium
3 49 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 43 (43.88%) JIRA
5 39 (39.80%) Java
6 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
7 37 (37.76%) C++
7 37 (37.76%) Python
8 36 (36.73%) Linux
9 33 (33.67%) QA
10 26 (26.53%) Automated Testing
11 25 (25.51%) Scrum
12 23 (23.47%) Manual Testing
13 22 (22.45%) Finance
13 22 (22.45%) SQL
14 19 (19.39%) Test Automation
14 19 (19.39%) BDD
14 19 (19.39%) Unit Testing
15 17 (17.35%) Regression Testing
15 17 (17.35%) Performance Testing
15 17 (17.35%) ISTQB
16 15 (15.31%) C
16 15 (15.31%) WebDriver
17 14 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Jenkins
18 13 (13.27%) Functional Testing
19 12 (12.24%) System Testing
19 12 (12.24%) Software Testing
19 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
20 11 (11.22%) 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) HTTP
1 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) MySQL
1 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 67 (68.37%) Selenium
2 43 (43.88%) JIRA
3 15 (15.31%) WebDriver
4 14 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (11.22%) Subversion
6 10 (10.20%) Robot Framework
7 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.18%) Hudson
7 9 (9.18%) Mercurial
8 8 (8.16%) SoapUI
8 8 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (6.12%) Cucumber
9 6 (6.12%) HP UFT
9 6 (6.12%) JMeter
10 5 (5.10%) SpecFlow
11 4 (4.08%) WATIR
12 3 (3.06%) eggPlant
12 3 (3.06%) JUnit
12 3 (3.06%) Ranorex
12 3 (3.06%) TestNG
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Analyst
2 31 (31.63%) Test Analyst
3 30 (30.61%) Tester
4 21 (21.43%) Test Leader
5 18 (18.37%) Software Tester
6 15 (15.31%) Test Engineer
7 13 (13.27%) Software Analyst
7 13 (13.27%) Software Test Analyst
8 12 (12.24%) Automation Tester
9 11 (11.22%) Automation Test Lead
10 9 (9.18%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (7.14%) Senior Tester
13 6 (6.12%) Developer
13 6 (6.12%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 6 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
14 5 (5.10%) QA Analyst
14 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
14 5 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
14 5 (5.10%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Web Services
2 9 (9.18%) .NET
3 8 (8.16%) HTML
3 8 (8.16%) X-Windows
4 6 (6.12%) SOAP
5 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.06%) WCF
5 3 (3.06%) WPF
6 2 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.04%) CSS
6 2 (2.04%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.04%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (2.04%) LINQ
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.02%) jQuery
7 1 (1.02%) REST
7 1 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Fintech
2 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.08%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.73%) Linux
2 11 (11.22%) Windows
3 8 (8.16%) Mac OS X
4 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.12%) Unix
5 3 (3.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 26 (26.53%) Automated Testing
4 25 (25.51%) Scrum
5 23 (23.47%) Manual Testing
6 19 (19.39%) BDD
6 19 (19.39%) Test Automation
6 19 (19.39%) Unit Testing
7 17 (17.35%) Performance Testing
7 17 (17.35%) Regression Testing
8 14 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 13 (13.27%) Functional Testing
10 12 (12.24%) E-Commerce
10 12 (12.24%) Software Testing
10 12 (12.24%) System Testing
11 10 (10.20%) Open Source
11 10 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.18%) Agile Testing
12 9 (9.18%) TDD
13 8 (8.16%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.80%) Java
2 38 (38.78%) JavaScript
3 37 (37.76%) C++
3 37 (37.76%) Python
4 22 (22.45%) SQL
5 15 (15.31%) C
6 11 (11.22%) C#
7 6 (6.12%) Perl
8 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.06%) Ruby
9 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) PHP
10 1 (1.02%) Scala
10 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.02%) VB
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) VBScript
10 1 (1.02%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (33.67%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.08%) Cognizant
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle
2 1 (1.02%) HP
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.02%) Xamarin
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