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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 187 188 176
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 31 23 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.53% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 22
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £42,500 £56,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
4240 4305 3572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 76.59% 77.43% 74.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3643 3031
Average salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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
Coventry +18 20 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Birmingham +1 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Worcestershire -6 1 £42,500 -
Solihull -7 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (43.14%) Automated Testing
2 19 (37.25%) QA
3 13 (25.49%) Selenium
4 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.57%) ISEB
5 10 (19.61%) Test Management
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.61%) Finance
6 9 (17.65%) Java
6 9 (17.65%) Windows
6 9 (17.65%) Linux
7 8 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.69%) System Testing
8 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
8 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.73%) HP
8 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
8 7 (13.73%) SQL
9 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.76%) VB
9 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Scrum
9 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.80%) XML
10 5 (9.80%) Python
11 4 (7.84%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
4 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (7.84%) JUnit
5 4 (7.84%) JIRA
6 3 (5.88%) JMeter
7 2 (3.92%) jMock
7 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.92%) LoadUI
7 2 (3.92%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.96%) Hudson
8 1 (1.96%) FindBugs
8 1 (1.96%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.96%) Maven
8 1 (1.96%) Checkstyle
8 1 (1.96%) JBehave
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Analyst
1 10 (19.61%) Test Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Test Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Test Leader
4 7 (13.73%) QA Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Automation Team Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Quality Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Graduate
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) RF Test Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) XML
2 4 (7.84%) SOAP
2 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 4 (7.84%) REST
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 2 (3.92%) JMS
4 2 (3.92%) Middleware
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) XSD
5 1 (1.96%) Spring
5 1 (1.96%) Java EE
5 1 (1.96%) Grails
5 1 (1.96%) DOM
5 1 (1.96%) XSLT
5 1 (1.96%) COM
5 1 (1.96%) J2EE
5 1 (1.96%) JAXB
5 1 (1.96%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Statistics
2 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Windows
1 9 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Automated Testing
2 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.61%) Test Management
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.69%) Software Testing
4 8 (15.69%) System Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Regression Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Scrum
6 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.88%) Project Management
9 2 (3.92%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Java
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.76%) VB
4 5 (9.80%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) Ruby
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) Jython
7 1 (1.96%) XPath
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) ISEB
2 7 (13.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) HNC
5 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (37.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) HP
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Telerik
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Compuware
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