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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 136 173 190
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 106 48 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.70% 0.90% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.08% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 53 47 14
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +3.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £32,500 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £54,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
5457 4460 4146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.37% 83.61% 84.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4293 3719 3446
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 +21 59 £41,250 +7.14% 3
Staffordshire - 10 £32,250 - 1
Worcestershire - 9 £47,500 - 1
Coventry +3 8 £44,500 +4.70% 2
Warwickshire -9 8 £35,750 -31.90%
Solihull +13 3 £33,500 -0.74%
West Bromwich - 1 £30,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 97 (58.79%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.82%) Selenium
3 53 (32.12%) Java
4 50 (30.30%) QA
5 46 (27.88%) SQL
6 36 (21.82%) HTML
7 35 (21.21%) ISEB
8 34 (20.61%) Non-Functional Testing
9 33 (20.00%) Automation Testing
9 33 (20.00%) Test Management
10 32 (19.39%) Test Strategy
10 32 (19.39%) .NET
11 30 (18.18%) Scrum
11 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
11 30 (18.18%) Software Testing
12 28 (16.97%) CSS
12 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
13 27 (16.36%) OO
13 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
14 26 (15.76%) WebDriver
14 26 (15.76%) Security Testing
15 25 (15.15%) BDD
16 24 (14.55%) C#
16 24 (14.55%) XML
17 22 (13.33%) SOAP
17 22 (13.33%) Finance
17 22 (13.33%) Test Scripting
17 22 (13.33%) Ajax
18 21 (12.73%) REST
18 21 (12.73%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.82%) Apache
1 3 (1.82%) nginx
2 2 (1.21%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.21%) Pure360
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) HTTP
2 3 (1.82%) Firewall
3 2 (1.21%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.61%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) MySQL
2 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 69 (41.82%) Selenium
2 30 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.76%) WebDriver
4 21 (12.73%) Ant
5 16 (9.70%) Jenkins
5 16 (9.70%) JIRA
6 15 (9.09%) Maven
7 14 (8.48%) SoapUI
8 13 (7.88%) JUnit
9 11 (6.67%) Cucumber
9 11 (6.67%) HP UFT
10 10 (6.06%) Ranorex
11 8 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (4.24%) Eclipse
12 7 (4.24%) RSpec
12 7 (4.24%) SpecFlow
12 7 (4.24%) Subversion
13 6 (3.64%) Mercurial
13 6 (3.64%) TestDirector
13 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (13.33%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Marketing
3 10 (6.06%) Games
4 8 (4.85%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.64%) Back Office
5 6 (3.64%) Retail
6 3 (1.82%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (33.33%) Tester
2 31 (18.79%) Test Manager
3 29 (17.58%) Analyst
4 28 (16.97%) Software Tester
4 28 (16.97%) Test Analyst
5 26 (15.76%) Automation Tester
6 21 (12.73%) Developer
7 16 (9.70%) Service Manager
7 16 (9.70%) Software Analyst
7 16 (9.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 16 (9.70%) Test Validation Manager
8 14 (8.48%) Test Engineer
9 13 (7.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 13 (7.88%) Senior Tester
10 11 (6.67%) ServiceNow Developer
11 10 (6.06%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.45%) Senior Software Tester
13 8 (4.85%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (4.85%) Test Automation Consultant
13 8 (4.85%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (21.82%) HTML
2 32 (19.39%) .NET
3 28 (16.97%) CSS
4 24 (14.55%) XML
5 22 (13.33%) Ajax
5 22 (13.33%) SOAP
6 21 (12.73%) REST
7 19 (11.52%) Web Services
8 15 (9.09%) JSON
9 13 (7.88%) ASP.NET
9 13 (7.88%) jQuery
10 8 (4.85%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.24%) J2EE
11 7 (4.24%) RESTful
12 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.82%) LAMP
12 3 (1.82%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (1.21%) Apache Flex
13 2 (1.21%) HTML5
13 2 (1.21%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.85%) Life Science
4 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.61%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.67%) Unix
2 7 (4.24%) Linux
3 6 (3.64%) Windows
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (58.79%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.61%) Non-Functional Testing
3 33 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 33 (20.00%) Test Management
4 32 (19.39%) Test Strategy
5 30 (18.18%) Scrum
5 30 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 28 (16.97%) Functional Testing
7 27 (16.36%) OO
8 26 (15.76%) Security Testing
9 25 (15.15%) BDD
10 22 (13.33%) Test Scripting
11 19 (11.52%) E-Commerce
12 18 (10.91%) Mentoring
13 17 (10.30%) Unit Testing
13 17 (10.30%) Validation
14 16 (9.70%) SDLC
15 15 (9.09%) ITIL
15 15 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 14 (8.48%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.12%) Java
2 46 (27.88%) SQL
3 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.55%) C#
5 18 (10.91%) Python
6 10 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.45%) Perl
7 9 (5.45%) Ruby
8 8 (4.85%) Scala
9 7 (4.24%) VB
10 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.61%) C
11 1 (0.61%) C++
11 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (21.21%) ISEB
2 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 17 (10.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.24%) Degree
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (30.30%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) SDET
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) iptables
2 1 (0.61%) LXC
2 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.42%) Puppet
3 3 (1.82%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 18 (10.91%) ServiceNow
2 10 (6.06%) HP
3 7 (4.24%) SAP
4 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.21%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.21%) Google
5 2 (1.21%) Kaspersky
5 2 (1.21%) VMware
5 2 (1.21%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.61%) IBM
6 1 (0.61%) MKS
6 1 (0.61%) Remedy
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £42000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Cognizant
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: 24 days ago
Worcester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago