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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 154 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 50 10 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 43 3 13
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £36,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4091 3436 3594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.00% 79.54% 75.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 2780 3095
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 £29,000 £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%

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 30 January 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 30 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
Birmingham - 25 £37,500 -
Solihull +11 9 £35,000 -30.00%
Coventry -11 4 £36,250 -6.45% 1
Shropshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £45,000 -
Staffordshire - 2 £31,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Scrum
3 27 (39.71%) ISEB
4 22 (32.35%) QA
5 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
6 20 (29.41%) System Testing
7 17 (25.00%) SQL
8 16 (23.53%) HTML
8 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
8 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 16 (23.53%) Selenium
9 15 (22.06%) Finance
9 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
10 14 (20.59%) UML
10 14 (20.59%) Kanban
11 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
11 13 (19.12%) CSS
11 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
12 12 (17.65%) Web Services
12 12 (17.65%) Test Management
12 12 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
13 11 (16.18%) .NET
14 10 (14.71%) XML
14 10 (14.71%) Windows
15 9 (13.24%) C#
15 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
16 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
16 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Selenium
2 8 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.35%) FitNesse
5 4 (5.88%) MSTest
5 4 (5.88%) JUnit
6 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Analyst
2 19 (27.94%) Test Analyst
3 16 (23.53%) Tester
4 14 (20.59%) Business Analyst
4 14 (20.59%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Software Tester
6 7 (10.29%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Test Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Test Leader
9 4 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) QA Manager
10 3 (4.41%) Test Team Leader
10 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) HTML
2 13 (19.12%) CSS
3 12 (17.65%) Web Services
4 11 (16.18%) .NET
5 10 (14.71%) XML
6 4 (5.88%) jQuery
6 4 (5.88%) HTML5
6 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.88%) CSS3
7 2 (2.94%) WCF
7 2 (2.94%) WPF
7 2 (2.94%) JSON
7 2 (2.94%) Ajax
7 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.94%) REST
8 1 (1.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) iPad
2 2 (2.94%) iPhone
2 2 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Statistics
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
2 2 (2.94%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Scrum
3 21 (30.88%) Automated Testing
4 20 (29.41%) System Testing
5 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 16 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 14 (20.59%) UML
6 14 (20.59%) Kanban
7 13 (19.12%) Software Engineering
8 12 (17.65%) Test Management
9 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
10 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.29%) TDD
12 6 (8.82%) BDD
12 6 (8.82%) Usability Testing
12 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
13 5 (7.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
3 9 (13.24%) C#
4 6 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) PHP
5 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Jython
6 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) VBA
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (39.71%) ISEB
2 12 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (16.18%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.29%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) HND
6 2 (2.94%) MCP
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) HP
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Apple
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