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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 112 185 196
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 134 40 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.20% 0.76% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 0.89% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 64 39 18
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £50,000
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
5341 4481 4409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.67% 85.08% 84.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4142 3723 3677
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,308 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +42 71 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Warwickshire +9 18 £29,000 -44.76% 1
Staffordshire - 16 £30,000 - 1
Coventry +6 12 £45,000 +5.88%
Worcestershire -3 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Solihull +10 4 £33,500 +3.07% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 110 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (41.75%) Selenium
3 65 (33.51%) QA
4 57 (29.38%) Java
4 57 (29.38%) SQL
5 48 (24.74%) HTML
6 41 (21.13%) XML
7 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
7 40 (20.62%) ISEB
8 39 (20.10%) CSS
9 38 (19.59%) .NET
9 38 (19.59%) Finance
9 38 (19.59%) Non-Functional Testing
10 37 (19.07%) Scrum
10 37 (19.07%) Functional Testing
11 35 (18.04%) Software Testing
12 34 (17.53%) Test Strategy
13 32 (16.49%) Test Management
14 31 (15.98%) Ajax
14 31 (15.98%) Git (software)
14 31 (15.98%) C#
15 30 (15.46%) OO
15 30 (15.46%) SOAP
15 30 (15.46%) ServiceNow
16 29 (14.95%) REST
16 29 (14.95%) BDD
17 28 (14.43%) WebDriver
17 28 (14.43%) Security Testing
18 27 (13.92%) Automation Testing
19 26 (13.40%) Ant

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 (2.06%) Apache
1 4 (2.06%) nginx
2 3 (1.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Pure360
2 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.12%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) Firewall
3 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) MySQL
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (41.75%) Selenium
2 31 (15.98%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.43%) WebDriver
4 26 (13.40%) Ant
5 23 (11.86%) Maven
5 23 (11.86%) SoapUI
6 21 (10.82%) JIRA
7 17 (8.76%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (7.22%) TestDirector
9 13 (6.70%) JUnit
10 11 (5.67%) Eclipse
11 10 (5.15%) Ranorex
11 10 (5.15%) Subversion
12 8 (4.12%) Cucumber
12 8 (4.12%) HP UFT
13 7 (3.61%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
14 6 (3.09%) JMeter
15 5 (2.58%) TestNG
General
1 38 (19.59%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Back Office
3 14 (7.22%) Marketing
4 13 (6.70%) Games
5 9 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Publishing
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 69 (35.57%) Tester
2 38 (19.59%) Software Tester
3 33 (17.01%) Test Manager
4 31 (15.98%) Analyst
4 31 (15.98%) Developer
5 29 (14.95%) Automation Tester
5 29 (14.95%) Test Analyst
6 19 (9.79%) ServiceNow Developer
7 17 (8.76%) QA Tester
8 16 (8.25%) Senior Tester
8 16 (8.25%) Service Manager
8 16 (8.25%) Software Analyst
8 16 (8.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 16 (8.25%) Test Validation Manager
9 15 (7.73%) Test Engineer
10 14 (7.22%) QA Automation Tester
10 14 (7.22%) Senior Developer
10 14 (7.22%) XML Tester
11 13 (6.70%) Selenium Tester
12 12 (6.19%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (24.74%) HTML
2 41 (21.13%) XML
3 39 (20.10%) CSS
4 38 (19.59%) .NET
5 31 (15.98%) Ajax
6 30 (15.46%) SOAP
7 29 (14.95%) REST
8 23 (11.86%) JSON
9 20 (10.31%) jQuery
10 19 (9.79%) Web Services
11 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET
11 11 (5.67%) J2EE
12 8 (4.12%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (2.06%) KnockoutJS
13 4 (2.06%) LAMP
13 4 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (2.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 3 (1.55%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.73%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.64%) Life Science
5 6 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.58%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.52%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.25%) Unix
2 5 (2.58%) Linux
2 5 (2.58%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.03%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (19.59%) Non-Functional Testing
3 37 (19.07%) Functional Testing
3 37 (19.07%) Scrum
4 35 (18.04%) Software Testing
5 34 (17.53%) Test Strategy
6 32 (16.49%) Test Management
7 30 (15.46%) OO
8 29 (14.95%) BDD
9 28 (14.43%) Security Testing
10 27 (13.92%) Automation Testing
11 25 (12.89%) Test Scripting
12 23 (11.86%) ITIL
13 22 (11.34%) SDLC
14 21 (10.82%) E-Commerce
15 20 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (9.79%) ITIL V3
17 18 (9.28%) Mentoring
18 17 (8.76%) Unit Testing
18 17 (8.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.38%) Java
1 57 (29.38%) SQL
2 40 (20.62%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.98%) C#
4 17 (8.76%) Python
5 10 (5.15%) Scala
6 8 (4.12%) Ruby
7 7 (3.61%) Perl
8 5 (2.58%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.55%) VB
11 1 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (20.62%) ISEB
2 18 (9.28%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.61%) Degree
5 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (33.51%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SDET
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) iptables
2 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.06%) HAProxy
1 4 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.06%) Puppet
2 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) ServiceNow
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.67%) SAP
4 6 (3.09%) HP
5 3 (1.55%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.03%) Kaspersky
6 2 (1.03%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.52%) Google
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) MKS
7 1 (0.52%) Remedy
7 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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