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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 140 166 195
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 94 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.08% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.24% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 54 59 23
Median salary £42,250 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -8.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,250 £50,000 £61,500
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
5097 4985 4594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.28% 87.07% 83.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4012 4058 3808
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -6 41 £40,000 +4.57% 2
Warwickshire +26 25 £38,250 +2.00% 1
Coventry +3 11 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Staffordshire +4 6 £32,500 +6.55%
Worcestershire +17 5 £67,500 +68.75%
Solihull - 3 £100,000 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 120 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (43.23%) Selenium
3 85 (37.12%) QA
4 67 (29.26%) SQL
5 65 (28.38%) HTML
5 65 (28.38%) XML
6 63 (27.51%) JavaScript
7 58 (25.33%) Java
7 58 (25.33%) Finance
8 52 (22.71%) Functional Testing
9 47 (20.52%) Git (software)
10 46 (20.09%) CSS
11 45 (19.65%) JIRA
11 45 (19.65%) ServiceNow
12 44 (19.21%) SOAP
13 43 (18.78%) REST
14 41 (17.90%) Scrum
15 40 (17.47%) ISEB
15 40 (17.47%) Wealth Management
16 38 (16.59%) Ant
17 37 (16.16%) Software Testing
17 37 (16.16%) Ajax
18 36 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (15.72%) ITIL
19 35 (15.28%) SoapUI
20 34 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
20 34 (14.85%) Test Scripting
20 34 (14.85%) OO
20 34 (14.85%) Non-Functional Testing
21 33 (14.41%) Back Office

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 5 (2.18%) Apache
1 5 (2.18%) nginx
2 1 (0.44%) IIS
2 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (5.24%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.42%) HTTP
2 10 (4.37%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.18%) Firewall
4 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.17%) MySQL
2 6 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.31%) DataStage
5 3 (1.31%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 99 (43.23%) Selenium
2 47 (20.52%) Git (software)
3 45 (19.65%) JIRA
4 38 (16.59%) Ant
5 35 (15.28%) SoapUI
6 34 (14.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (13.97%) TestDirector
8 31 (13.54%) Jenkins
8 31 (13.54%) Maven
9 20 (8.73%) Cucumber
10 17 (7.42%) WebDriver
11 12 (5.24%) Eclipse
12 11 (4.80%) Mercurial
13 10 (4.37%) HP UFT
14 9 (3.93%) JUnit
15 8 (3.49%) Hudson
15 8 (3.49%) RSpec
16 7 (3.06%) WATIR
17 6 (2.62%) JMeter
17 6 (2.62%) Subversion
General
1 58 (25.33%) Finance
2 33 (14.41%) Back Office
3 13 (5.68%) Marketing
4 10 (4.37%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.06%) Retail
6 6 (2.62%) Games
7 3 (1.31%) Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 77 (33.62%) Tester
2 51 (22.27%) Developer
3 40 (17.47%) QA Tester
4 39 (17.03%) Analyst
5 38 (16.59%) Automation Tester
6 37 (16.16%) Software Tester
6 37 (16.16%) Test Analyst
7 33 (14.41%) QA Automation Tester
8 32 (13.97%) ServiceNow Developer
8 32 (13.97%) XML Tester
9 28 (12.23%) Selenium Tester
9 28 (12.23%) Test Manager
10 26 (11.35%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 19 (8.30%) Senior Developer
11 19 (8.30%) Senior Tester
12 16 (6.99%) Software Analyst
13 15 (6.55%) Software Test Analyst
14 14 (6.11%) Test Engineer
15 13 (5.68%) Development Manager
15 13 (5.68%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (28.38%) HTML
1 65 (28.38%) XML
2 46 (20.09%) CSS
3 44 (19.21%) SOAP
4 43 (18.78%) REST
5 37 (16.16%) Ajax
6 31 (13.54%) JSON
7 29 (12.66%) Web Services
8 26 (11.35%) jQuery
9 24 (10.48%) .NET
10 12 (5.24%) J2EE
11 7 (3.06%) AngularJS
12 6 (2.62%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (2.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (2.18%) ASP.NET
13 5 (2.18%) LAMP
13 5 (2.18%) LEMP Stack
14 4 (1.75%) Kafka
14 4 (1.75%) RESTful
15 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.23%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.11%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.37%) Life Science
3 10 (4.37%) User Experience
4 9 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.18%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.18%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.75%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.87%) AS400
7 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.44%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.48%) Unix
2 13 (5.68%) Linux
3 8 (3.49%) Windows
4 3 (1.31%) Android
4 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (52.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (22.71%) Functional Testing
3 41 (17.90%) Scrum
4 40 (17.47%) Wealth Management
5 37 (16.16%) Software Testing
6 36 (15.72%) ITIL
6 36 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (14.85%) Non-Functional Testing
7 34 (14.85%) OO
7 34 (14.85%) Test Scripting
8 32 (13.97%) BDD
8 32 (13.97%) ITIL V3
9 30 (13.10%) Test Strategy
10 29 (12.66%) Test Management
11 28 (12.23%) SDLC
12 26 (11.35%) Automation Testing
12 26 (11.35%) Exploratory Testing
13 24 (10.48%) Security Testing
14 21 (9.17%) E-Commerce
14 21 (9.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (29.26%) SQL
2 63 (27.51%) JavaScript
3 58 (25.33%) Java
4 21 (9.17%) C#
5 12 (5.24%) Perl
6 10 (4.37%) Ruby
7 9 (3.93%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.49%) Python
9 7 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.62%) C
11 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.87%) PHP
13 2 (0.87%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.44%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 40 (17.47%) ISEB
2 31 (13.54%) ISTQB
3 26 (11.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (5.24%) Degree
5 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (37.12%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.18%) iptables
2 4 (1.75%) Docker
3 2 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) HAProxy
1 5 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.18%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (19.65%) ServiceNow
2 12 (5.24%) SAP
3 10 (4.37%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.93%) Oracle
5 6 (2.62%) HP
6 4 (1.75%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.31%) Cognos
7 3 (1.31%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) Kaspersky
8 2 (0.87%) VMware
8 2 (0.87%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.44%) MKS
9 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.44%) Samsung
9 1 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.44%) Zend
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