The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation 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
Test Automation
Rank 180 190 178
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.41% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.51% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 22
Average salary £41,000 £41,250 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.60% +6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £28,475 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,100 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
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%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region.

Test Automation Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Automation Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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
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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 +7 19 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Coventry -17 7 £53,054 +32.63% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £41,000 -
Solihull - 4 £32,500 -
Walsall - 3 £65,000 -
Staffordshire +8 2 £27,250 -5.21% 1
Worcestershire -4 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Wolverhampton +6 1 £30,000 +15.38%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (42.27%) ISEB
3 31 (31.96%) Scrum
4 28 (28.87%) Automation Testing
5 27 (27.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (24.74%) Automated Testing
6 24 (24.74%) HTML
6 24 (24.74%) CSS
7 23 (23.71%) QA
8 21 (21.65%) ISTQB
9 20 (20.62%) HP
9 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
9 20 (20.62%) SQL
9 20 (20.62%) Manual Testing
10 19 (19.59%) System Testing
10 19 (19.59%) Test Scripting
10 19 (19.59%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (19.59%) .NET
11 18 (18.56%) Web Services
12 17 (17.53%) XML
13 16 (16.49%) Selenium
13 16 (16.49%) C#
13 16 (16.49%) HP UFT
14 15 (15.46%) UML
14 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
14 15 (15.46%) Kanban
15 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
15 14 (14.43%) Software Engineering
15 14 (14.43%) TDD
16 13 (13.40%) Software Testing

Test Automation
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 Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) HP UFT
1 16 (16.49%) Selenium
2 13 (13.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.25%) JUnit
5 6 (6.19%) JIRA
6 3 (3.09%) MSTest
6 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.09%) JMeter
7 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.06%) NUnit
7 2 (2.06%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.03%) Behat
8 1 (1.03%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (7.22%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Automotive
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (36.08%) Analyst
2 23 (23.71%) Tester
3 17 (17.53%) Software Tester
4 16 (16.49%) Business Analyst
5 15 (15.46%) Test Analyst
5 15 (15.46%) Agile Business Analyst
6 11 (11.34%) Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Test Leader
7 9 (9.28%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Test Manager
9 7 (7.22%) Automation Tester
10 6 (6.19%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.15%) QA Manager
12 4 (4.12%) Senior Tester
12 4 (4.12%) QA Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Lead Test Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Tester
12 4 (4.12%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.74%) CSS
1 24 (24.74%) HTML
2 19 (19.59%) .NET
3 18 (18.56%) Web Services
4 17 (17.53%) XML
5 11 (11.34%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.25%) WCF
6 8 (8.25%) jQuery
6 8 (8.25%) HTML5
7 7 (7.22%) CSS3
8 5 (5.15%) WPF
9 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.09%) LINQ
10 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (3.09%) Entity Framework
10 3 (3.09%) WinForms
10 3 (3.09%) Ajax
11 1 (1.03%) XSD
11 1 (1.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) iPhone
1 5 (5.15%) iPad
2 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.03%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Windows
2 7 (7.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.03%) Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.96%) Scrum
3 28 (28.87%) Automation Testing
4 27 (27.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (24.74%) Automated Testing
6 20 (20.62%) Manual Testing
7 19 (19.59%) System Testing
7 19 (19.59%) Test Scripting
8 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
8 15 (15.46%) Kanban
8 15 (15.46%) UML
9 14 (14.43%) Software Engineering
9 14 (14.43%) TDD
10 13 (13.40%) Software Testing
11 11 (11.34%) Usability Testing
11 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
14 6 (6.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) SQL
2 16 (16.49%) C#
3 14 (14.43%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.31%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.28%) Java
6 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (42.27%) ISEB
2 21 (21.65%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.19%) Degree
5 5 (5.15%) MCP
6 3 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.71%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) WAI
3 1 (1.03%) COBIT
3 1 (1.03%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) HP
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.22%) Apple
4 1 (1.03%) Telerik
4 1 (1.03%) IBM
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