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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 181 206 190
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 34 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.020% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.026% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 32 1 8
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
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
4511 3868 3606
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.83% 77.97% 75.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 3222 3147
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
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%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 - 16 £35,000 - 1
Coventry - 7 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 4 £32,500 -
Solihull - 3 £42,500 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £37,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 21 (33.33%) ISEB
3 19 (30.16%) QA
4 17 (26.98%) Scrum
5 16 (25.40%) System Testing
5 16 (25.40%) Finance
6 15 (23.81%) Test Management
6 15 (23.81%) Manual Testing
7 14 (22.22%) Selenium
8 13 (20.63%) SQL
9 12 (19.05%) Windows
9 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
10 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
11 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
11 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 9 (14.29%) .NET
12 9 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (12.70%) HTML
14 7 (11.11%) Web Services
14 7 (11.11%) Kanban
14 7 (11.11%) C#
14 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 7 (11.11%) UML
14 7 (11.11%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) HTTP
1 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) Visual Studio
3 9 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (6.35%) FitNesse
4 4 (6.35%) MSTest
4 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.17%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.17%) JUnit
6 2 (3.17%) JIRA
7 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.59%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.59%) JMeter
7 1 (1.59%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.59%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.59%) FindBugs
General
1 16 (25.40%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Tester
4 11 (17.46%) Test Manager
5 8 (12.70%) Test Leader
6 7 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Business Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 6 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Test Team Leader
8 4 (6.35%) Test Automation Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Automation Team Leader
9 3 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Systems Manager
9 3 (4.76%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) HTML
3 7 (11.11%) Web Services
4 6 (9.52%) XML
5 5 (7.94%) CSS
6 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.17%) XSD
7 2 (3.17%) WCF
7 2 (3.17%) WPF
7 2 (3.17%) jQuery
7 2 (3.17%) HTML5
7 2 (3.17%) CSS3
8 1 (1.59%) WinForms
8 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) iPhone
2 2 (3.17%) iPad
2 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Statistics
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) UNIX
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 17 (26.98%) Scrum
4 16 (25.40%) System Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Test Management
5 15 (23.81%) Manual Testing
6 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 9 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 7 (11.11%) Kanban
9 7 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 7 (11.11%) UML
10 6 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
10 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
11 5 (7.94%) Test Planning
11 5 (7.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.17%) VBScript
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) VBA
7 1 (1.59%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) ISEB
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
3 9 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) HP
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) Apple
4 2 (3.17%) Telerik
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