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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 178 198 195
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Permanent jobs citing Automation Testing 44 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 42 13 13
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,300 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,805 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
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
4886 4315 4255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.00% 79.86% 78.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4006 3600 3591
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Birmingham +3 11 £45,000 -
Coventry -9 10 £51,527 -1.85% 1
Solihull +16 8 £32,500 -7.14%
Warwickshire -11 8 £29,000 -20.00%
Staffordshire - 2 £28,250 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (41.10%) ISEB
3 28 (38.36%) Test Automation
4 21 (28.77%) ISTQB
5 19 (26.03%) HP
5 19 (26.03%) SQL
5 19 (26.03%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
7 17 (23.29%) QA
8 16 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (21.92%) HP UFT
9 15 (20.55%) Java
9 15 (20.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (20.55%) System Testing
10 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
11 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
11 12 (16.44%) Selenium
12 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (13.70%) XML
14 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
14 9 (12.33%) HTML
14 9 (12.33%) HTML5
15 8 (10.96%) SDLC
15 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
15 8 (10.96%) Scrum
16 7 (9.59%) JUnit
16 7 (9.59%) Degree
16 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
16 7 (9.59%) Agile Testing
16 7 (9.59%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (21.92%) HP UFT
2 12 (16.44%) Selenium
3 7 (9.59%) JUnit
4 4 (5.48%) Ranorex
4 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
5 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.11%) JMeter
5 3 (4.11%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) GoogleTest
6 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.37%) FogBugz
General
1 6 (8.22%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (41.10%) Tester
2 23 (31.51%) Analyst
3 19 (26.03%) Test Analyst
4 16 (21.92%) Software Tester
4 16 (21.92%) Automation Tester
5 10 (13.70%) Test Manager
6 9 (12.33%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.85%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Junior Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Junior
8 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.48%) QA Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Software Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Automation Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) XML
2 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) HTML5
3 5 (6.85%) Velocity
4 4 (5.48%) Web Services
5 2 (2.74%) .NET
6 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
1 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.36%) Test Automation
3 18 (24.66%) Test Scripting
4 16 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (20.55%) System Testing
6 13 (17.81%) Automated Testing
7 12 (16.44%) Manual Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Scrum
10 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.96%) SDLC
11 7 (9.59%) Agile Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Keyword-Driven Testing
12 6 (8.22%) BDD
12 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.22%) V-Model
12 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
13 4 (5.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) Java
3 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.11%) C#
4 3 (4.11%) Groovy
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (41.10%) ISEB
2 21 (28.77%) ISTQB
3 15 (20.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (9.59%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) HP
2 3 (4.11%) Google
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) Telerik
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago