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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 157 181 182
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 61 32 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.60% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 0.74% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 58 24 16
Average salary £38,250 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,250 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,000 £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
4769 4298 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.69% 80.10% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3886 3556 3655
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,809
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,682 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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
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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 +38 34 £38,250 +2.00% 2
Warwickshire +13 10 £37,500 -28.57%
Coventry -24 9 £45,000 -14.28%
Staffordshire - 3 £30,500 -
Worcestershire -3 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Wolverhampton - 1 £30,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £18,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) HTML
2 30 (31.58%) .NET
2 30 (31.58%) CSS
2 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
3 29 (30.53%) SQL
4 28 (29.47%) C#
5 26 (27.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 25 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 25 (26.32%) Windows
6 25 (26.32%) ISEB
7 24 (25.26%) TDD
8 23 (24.21%) ISTQB
8 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
8 23 (24.21%) Visual Studio
8 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
9 22 (23.16%) HP
9 22 (23.16%) HP UFT
9 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
10 21 (22.11%) jQuery
10 21 (22.11%) QA
10 21 (22.11%) E-Commerce
10 21 (22.11%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (22.11%) HTML5
11 20 (21.05%) Windows 8
11 20 (21.05%) CSS3
11 20 (21.05%) Apple
11 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (20.00%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (27.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (24.21%) Visual Studio
3 22 (23.16%) HP UFT
4 16 (16.84%) Selenium
5 5 (5.26%) JIRA
6 3 (3.16%) JUnit
6 3 (3.16%) Bugzilla
6 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.16%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (3.16%) MSTest
7 2 (2.11%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.05%) Behat
8 1 (1.05%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (6.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Automotive
2 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Electronics
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Tester
3 21 (22.11%) Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) Test Analyst
5 13 (13.68%) AWS Developer
6 11 (11.58%) Automation Tester
6 11 (11.58%) Software Tester
7 9 (9.47%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) Test Leader
8 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Lead Tester
9 6 (6.32%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Test Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) QA Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) CSS
1 30 (31.58%) HTML
1 30 (31.58%) .NET
2 25 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 21 (22.11%) jQuery
3 21 (22.11%) HTML5
4 20 (21.05%) CSS3
5 11 (11.58%) Web Services
6 10 (10.53%) XML
7 6 (6.32%) WCF
8 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.21%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.16%) WPF
10 3 (3.16%) LINQ
10 3 (3.16%) Entity Framework
10 3 (3.16%) WinForms
10 3 (3.16%) Ajax
10 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (1.05%) XSD
11 1 (1.05%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) iPhone
2 3 (3.16%) iPad
3 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.05%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 20 (21.05%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.05%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) Automation Testing
3 24 (25.26%) TDD
4 22 (23.16%) Unit Testing
5 21 (22.11%) E-Commerce
6 19 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
8 14 (14.74%) Manual Testing
9 13 (13.68%) Mentoring
9 13 (13.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
10 12 (12.63%) Scrum
11 11 (11.58%) Software Testing
12 10 (10.53%) Keyword-Driven Testing
13 9 (9.47%) SDLC
14 8 (8.42%) System Testing
15 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
15 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (6.32%) Usability Testing
16 6 (6.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) SQL
2 28 (29.47%) C#
3 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.21%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.32%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) C
7 2 (2.11%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (26.32%) ISEB
2 23 (24.21%) ISTQB
3 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (12.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (10.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) WAI
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
3 1 (1.05%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 21 (22.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) HP
3 20 (21.05%) Apple
4 1 (1.05%) Telerik
4 1 (1.05%) IBM
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