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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 161 170 184
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 58 34 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.79% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 58 29 24
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,611 £57,500 £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
4985 4281 4351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.87% 79.50% 78.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4031 3547 3663
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 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 28 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
(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 +20 33 £39,000 -8.23% 1
Coventry -25 10 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Warwickshire - 7 £37,500 -
Solihull +11 2 £32,500 -
Worcestershire -7 2 £40,000 -5.88%
Staffordshire - 2 £27,250 - 1
Walsall - 1 £65,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.96%) HTML
2 36 (33.96%) CSS
3 35 (33.02%) ISEB
4 32 (30.19%) .NET
4 32 (30.19%) SQL
5 29 (27.36%) C#
5 29 (27.36%) Automation Testing
6 28 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (26.42%) JavaScript
6 28 (26.42%) TDD
7 27 (25.47%) Windows
8 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET
9 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
9 25 (23.58%) Visual Studio
9 25 (23.58%) T-SQL
10 24 (22.64%) HP
10 24 (22.64%) Scrum
11 23 (21.70%) ISTQB
11 23 (21.70%) jQuery
11 23 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (21.70%) Unit Testing
11 23 (21.70%) E-Commerce
11 23 (21.70%) HP Quality Center
11 23 (21.70%) HTML5
12 22 (20.75%) Windows 8
12 22 (20.75%) CSS3
12 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (20.75%) Apple
12 22 (20.75%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (26.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (23.58%) Visual Studio
3 20 (18.87%) HP UFT
4 14 (13.21%) Selenium
5 7 (6.60%) JUnit
6 6 (5.66%) JIRA
7 3 (2.83%) JMeter
7 3 (2.83%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.83%) MSTest
8 2 (1.89%) SilkPerformer
8 2 (1.89%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.89%) NUnit
9 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.94%) Ranorex
9 1 (0.94%) Behat
9 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Automotive
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Analyst
2 26 (24.53%) Developer
3 22 (20.75%) Tester
4 15 (14.15%) Software Tester
5 14 (13.21%) Test Analyst
6 13 (12.26%) AWS Developer
7 12 (11.32%) Business Analyst
8 11 (10.38%) Automation Engineer
8 11 (10.38%) Agile Business Analyst
9 10 (9.43%) Test Engineer
10 9 (8.49%) Test Leader
11 8 (7.55%) Automation Tester
11 8 (7.55%) Senior Developer
12 6 (5.66%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (5.66%) Automation Analyst
12 6 (5.66%) .NET Developer
13 5 (4.72%) Test Manager
13 5 (4.72%) Lead Tester
14 4 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
14 4 (3.77%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (33.96%) HTML
1 36 (33.96%) CSS
2 32 (30.19%) .NET
3 26 (24.53%) ASP.NET
4 23 (21.70%) jQuery
4 23 (21.70%) HTML5
5 22 (20.75%) CSS3
6 15 (14.15%) Web Services
7 14 (13.21%) XML
8 8 (7.55%) WCF
9 5 (4.72%) WPF
10 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.83%) WinForms
11 3 (2.83%) Ajax
11 3 (2.83%) LINQ
11 3 (2.83%) Entity Framework
11 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.94%) LAMP
12 1 (0.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) iPhone
1 5 (4.72%) iPad
2 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.94%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.47%) Windows
2 22 (20.75%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.94%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.36%) Automation Testing
3 28 (26.42%) TDD
4 24 (22.64%) Scrum
5 23 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (21.70%) Unit Testing
5 23 (21.70%) E-Commerce
6 22 (20.75%) Automated Testing
7 17 (16.04%) Manual Testing
8 15 (14.15%) System Testing
8 15 (14.15%) Test Scripting
9 14 (13.21%) Performance Testing
10 13 (12.26%) Software Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
12 11 (10.38%) UML
12 11 (10.38%) Kanban
13 10 (9.43%) Usability Testing
14 8 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (6.60%) Keyword-Driven Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 29 (27.36%) C#
3 28 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 25 (23.58%) T-SQL
5 9 (8.49%) Java
6 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (33.02%) ISEB
2 23 (21.70%) ISTQB
3 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (6.60%) Degree
6 5 (4.72%) MCP
7 3 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) WAI
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 23 (21.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.64%) HP
3 22 (20.75%) Apple
4 1 (0.94%) Telerik
4 1 (0.94%) IBM
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 18 days ago