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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 182 192 200
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 28 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 5
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
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
4116 3516 3595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.94% 79.51% 75.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3560 2853 3116
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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 - 15 £45,000 - 1
Staffordshire +5 6 £42,500 +70.00%
Birmingham -14 3 £37,000 +15.62%
Coventry -8 2 £43,250 +31.06%
Herefordshire - 2 £29,000 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 28 (70.00%) Selenium
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
4 17 (42.50%) Apple iOS
4 17 (42.50%) Groovy
4 17 (42.50%) Android
4 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
4 17 (42.50%) JMeter
5 14 (35.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 12 (30.00%) Google
6 12 (30.00%) GoogleTest
7 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
7 11 (27.50%) QA
8 10 (25.00%) Scrum
8 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (20.00%) ISEB
10 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
12 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 5 (12.50%) Java
12 5 (12.50%) SQL
13 4 (10.00%) VB
13 4 (10.00%) HTML
13 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
13 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
14 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
14 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
14 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (70.00%) Selenium
2 18 (45.00%) WebDriver
3 17 (42.50%) JMeter
4 12 (30.00%) GoogleTest
5 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.50%) JIRA
7 1 (2.50%) MSTest
7 1 (2.50%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Analyst
1 17 (42.50%) Test Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Tester
3 11 (27.50%) Software Tester
3 11 (27.50%) Automation Tester
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Automation Tester
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Software Tester
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Tester
5 8 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Test Leader
7 4 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) QA Leader
9 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Test Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Systems Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Android
1 17 (42.50%) Apple iOS
2 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.00%) System Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Kanban
7 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) TDD
7 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) JavaScript
1 17 (42.50%) Groovy
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Telerik
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