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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 171 157 210
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +53
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 68 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.33% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.55% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 44 59 26
Median salary £43,619 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.06% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,950 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
4872 4387 4860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.55% 85.83% 85.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3784 3676 4275
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 19 £45,000 +12.50%
Coventry -6 11 £37,000 -15.90% 2
Solihull -11 4 £32,500 +4.83%
Shropshire -13 4 £44,738 -5.81%
Warwickshire +12 3 - -
Worcestershire -9 3 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Staffordshire -18 1 £36,000 -24.21%
Walsall - 1 £27,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £52,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 78 (60.00%) Selenium
2 74 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (40.77%) QA
4 51 (39.23%) Finance
5 38 (29.23%) SQL
6 32 (24.62%) HTML
6 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
7 31 (23.85%) JIRA
7 31 (23.85%) BDD
8 30 (23.08%) Scrum
9 28 (21.54%) Java
10 27 (20.77%) C#
10 27 (20.77%) .NET
10 27 (20.77%) Functional Testing
11 26 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (19.23%) Cucumber
13 24 (18.46%) XML
13 24 (18.46%) HTTP
14 23 (17.69%) TDD
14 23 (17.69%) Software Engineering
14 23 (17.69%) SDLC
15 22 (16.92%) Automation Testing
16 21 (16.15%) Software Testing
16 21 (16.15%) Wealth Management
17 20 (15.38%) WebDriver
18 19 (14.62%) SoapUI
18 19 (14.62%) REST
18 19 (14.62%) Unit Testing
18 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
18 19 (14.62%) E-Commerce

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.08%) Confluence
1 4 (3.08%) Documentum
2 1 (0.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.77%) SAS
2 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.77%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) IaaS
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.46%) HTTP
2 9 (6.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.08%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.31%) DataStage
6 2 (1.54%) DB2
6 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.77%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (60.00%) Selenium
2 31 (23.85%) JIRA
3 25 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 20 (15.38%) WebDriver
5 19 (14.62%) SoapUI
6 17 (13.08%) Git (software)
6 17 (13.08%) Jenkins
7 16 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (11.54%) TestDirector
9 9 (6.92%) Ant
9 9 (6.92%) HP UFT
10 8 (6.15%) Maven
10 8 (6.15%) Mercurial
11 6 (4.62%) Hudson
11 6 (4.62%) RSpec
12 5 (3.85%) JUnit
12 5 (3.85%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.85%) Subversion
12 5 (3.85%) WATIR
13 4 (3.08%) Concordion
General
1 51 (39.23%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Back Office
3 8 (6.15%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (30.00%) Tester
2 38 (29.23%) Developer
3 27 (20.77%) Analyst
4 26 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 25 (19.23%) Automation Tester
6 18 (13.85%) QA Tester
7 17 (13.08%) QA Automation Tester
8 16 (12.31%) Senior Tester
8 16 (12.31%) Test Engineer
9 15 (11.54%) Software Tester
9 15 (11.54%) XML Tester
10 14 (10.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 14 (10.77%) Selenium Tester
10 14 (10.77%) Test Automation Engineer
11 13 (10.00%) Software Analyst
12 12 (9.23%) .NET Developer
12 12 (9.23%) Senior Automation Tester
12 12 (9.23%) Software Test Analyst
13 10 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
14 9 (6.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.62%) HTML
2 27 (20.77%) .NET
3 24 (18.46%) XML
4 19 (14.62%) REST
4 19 (14.62%) SOAP
5 18 (13.85%) Web Services
6 16 (12.31%) CSS
7 12 (9.23%) AngularJS
8 11 (8.46%) ASP.NET
8 11 (8.46%) jQuery
9 10 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.85%) Ajax
12 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
12 4 (3.08%) JSON
12 4 (3.08%) Kafka
12 4 (3.08%) RESTful
13 3 (2.31%) XML Messaging
14 2 (1.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (8.46%) User Experience
3 10 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.08%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.54%) AS400
6 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) DataPower
7 1 (0.77%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.69%) Windows
2 8 (6.15%) Linux
3 5 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.77%) Android
4 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) BDD
3 30 (23.08%) Scrum
4 27 (20.77%) Functional Testing
5 26 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.69%) SDLC
6 23 (17.69%) Software Engineering
6 23 (17.69%) TDD
7 22 (16.92%) Automation Testing
8 21 (16.15%) Software Testing
8 21 (16.15%) Wealth Management
9 19 (14.62%) E-Commerce
9 19 (14.62%) Unit Testing
10 17 (13.08%) Test Scripting
11 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.23%) Automated Testing
12 12 (9.23%) OO
12 12 (9.23%) System Testing
13 11 (8.46%) Migration
13 11 (8.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.23%) SQL
2 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 28 (21.54%) Java
4 27 (20.77%) C#
5 10 (7.69%) C
6 9 (6.92%) Ruby
7 7 (5.38%) Perl
8 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.85%) C++
9 4 (3.08%) Python
9 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) Fortran
11 1 (0.77%) Lua
11 1 (0.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.77%) Scala
11 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) ISTQB
2 15 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (9.23%) ISEB
4 8 (6.15%) Degree
5 3 (2.31%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (40.77%) QA
2 6 (4.62%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.00%) Oracle
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.92%) ServiceNow
3 5 (3.85%) IBM
4 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.08%) Cognos
4 4 (3.08%) EMC
4 4 (3.08%) OpenText
4 4 (3.08%) Pega
5 3 (2.31%) HP
6 2 (1.54%) Google
7 1 (0.77%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
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