The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 181 177 179
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 19 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.52% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 11
Average salary £38,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £31,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,750 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3875 3841 3372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.63% 76.65% 71.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3224 3222 2861
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Automation
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +8 8 £42,500 +30.76%
Herefordshire - 6 £21,500 -
Birmingham +1 1 - -
Solihull -7 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £26,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £28,750 - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 8 (29.63%) Web Services
5 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) Java
6 7 (25.93%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 6 (22.22%) Ruby
7 6 (22.22%) C#
7 6 (22.22%) PHP
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) ISEB
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
8 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 5 (18.52%) Degree
8 5 (18.52%) JIRA
8 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (18.52%) System Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
9 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
9 4 (14.81%) REST
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (14.81%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) JBehave
4 3 (11.11%) Hudson
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) Maven
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) dotTrace
General
1 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Test Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Automated Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) RF Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) RF Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Graduate
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 4 (14.81%) HTML
4 4 (14.81%) SOAP
4 4 (14.81%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) J2EE
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (7.41%) XML
6 2 (7.41%) NHibernate
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) WPF
6 2 (7.41%) WinForms
6 2 (7.41%) Spring.NET
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (3.70%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Automated Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (18.52%) System Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Use Case
5 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) AOP
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) MVC
7 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) Ruby
3 6 (22.22%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) PHP
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) XPath
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
3 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) HNC
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
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