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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 170 164 184
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 59 51 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.04% 1.01% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.22% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 5
Average salary £47,500 £36,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.03% -14.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £30,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
4945 4186 3553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.86% 82.73% 82.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4073 3569 2861
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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
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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 +4 31 £43,750 +16.66% 3
Staffordshire +9 11 £47,500 +61.01%
Shropshire +13 4 £47,500 -
Coventry -8 4 £44,000 +25.71%
Worcestershire - 4 £47,500 - 2
Wolverhampton - 2 £28,750 -
Solihull 0 1 £53,000 +51.42%
Warwickshire -19 1 £32,000 -28.88%
Dudley - 1 £35,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 87 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.33%) Selenium
3 43 (35.83%) QA
4 41 (34.17%) Software Testing
4 41 (34.17%) Java
5 36 (30.00%) .NET
6 34 (28.33%) Automation Testing
7 32 (26.67%) SQL
7 32 (26.67%) C#
7 32 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 30 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (23.33%) BDD
10 25 (20.83%) Scrum
11 23 (19.17%) OO
11 23 (19.17%) Git (software)
12 22 (18.33%) WebDriver
12 22 (18.33%) Web Services
13 20 (16.67%) SDLC
13 20 (16.67%) TDD
14 19 (15.83%) Test Scripting
15 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
15 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
15 18 (15.00%) Automated Testing
16 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
16 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
16 16 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
17 15 (12.50%) Bash Shell
17 15 (12.50%) Python
17 15 (12.50%) HTML
17 15 (12.50%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 2 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (43.33%) Selenium
2 23 (19.17%) Git (software)
3 22 (18.33%) WebDriver
4 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
5 14 (11.67%) JIRA
6 13 (10.83%) SpecFlow
7 12 (10.00%) HP UFT
7 12 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 11 (9.17%) JUnit
8 11 (9.17%) Ranorex
8 11 (9.17%) RSpec
9 10 (8.33%) FogBugz
9 10 (8.33%) TeamCity
9 10 (8.33%) WATIR
10 9 (7.50%) Ant
11 8 (6.67%) Hudson
11 8 (6.67%) Mercurial
11 8 (6.67%) SoapUI
12 6 (5.00%) Subversion
12 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Retail
3 9 (7.50%) Marketing
4 8 (6.67%) Games
5 3 (2.50%) Publishing
6 2 (1.67%) Automotive
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (32.50%) Tester
2 31 (25.83%) Analyst
3 27 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 21 (17.50%) Automation Analyst
4 21 (17.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 21 (17.50%) Automation Tester
4 21 (17.50%) QA Analyst
4 21 (17.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 20 (16.67%) Software Analyst
5 20 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
5 20 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 15 (12.50%) Test Engineer
7 12 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 12 (10.00%) Developer
8 11 (9.17%) C# Developer
8 11 (9.17%) Team Leader
9 10 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
9 10 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
10 9 (7.50%) Lead C# Developer
10 9 (7.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.00%) .NET
2 22 (18.33%) Web Services
3 15 (12.50%) HTML
4 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET
5 11 (9.17%) RESTful
6 10 (8.33%) XML
7 9 (7.50%) SOAP
8 8 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.67%) CSS
8 8 (6.67%) REST
9 7 (5.83%) Gherkin
10 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.67%) Ajax
11 2 (1.67%) HTML5
11 2 (1.67%) XSL
12 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.83%) ODBC
12 1 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.67%) Life Science
4 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.67%) Windows
2 6 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.17%) Software Testing
3 34 (28.33%) Automation Testing
4 28 (23.33%) BDD
5 25 (20.83%) Scrum
6 23 (19.17%) OO
7 20 (16.67%) SDLC
7 20 (16.67%) TDD
8 19 (15.83%) Test Scripting
9 18 (15.00%) Automated Testing
9 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
10 16 (13.33%) E-Commerce
10 16 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 15 (12.50%) Web Development
12 14 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (11.67%) Test Management
13 13 (10.83%) Manual Testing
13 13 (10.83%) OOP
14 12 (10.00%) MVC
14 12 (10.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.17%) Java
2 32 (26.67%) C#
2 32 (26.67%) SQL
3 15 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 15 (12.50%) Python
4 12 (10.00%) Ruby
5 11 (9.17%) VB
6 10 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.50%) Perl
8 8 (6.67%) Scala
9 2 (1.67%) C
9 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 30 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (12.50%) ISEB
4 13 (10.83%) Degree
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (35.83%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SDET
2 2 (1.67%) WAI
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.67%) LXC
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) Cobbler
2 2 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) HP
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (0.83%) IBM
4 1 (0.83%) Remedy
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Vsolvit4u
Salary: £25,000
Posted: 22 days ago