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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 179 166 201
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +35
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 55 59 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 1.10% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.26% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 39 55 20
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £58,000
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
5077 4679 4652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.82% 86.94% 83.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3983 3870 3909
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £63,299
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -40 16 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Warwickshire +4 15 £38,250 +2.00%
Coventry +4 13 £41,500 -6.74% 2
Worcestershire +16 5 £67,500 +68.75%
Solihull +13 2 £34,250 +10.48%
Staffordshire +4 2 £50,000 +5.26%
Herefordshire -2 1 £20,000 +8.10%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 100 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (44.90%) Selenium
3 75 (38.27%) QA
4 62 (31.63%) Finance
5 61 (31.12%) SQL
6 58 (29.59%) XML
7 54 (27.55%) HTML
8 52 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 46 (23.47%) Functional Testing
10 42 (21.43%) JIRA
11 41 (20.92%) Java
12 40 (20.41%) Wealth Management
13 37 (18.88%) Git (software)
13 37 (18.88%) Scrum
14 36 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (18.37%) SOAP
15 35 (17.86%) SoapUI
15 35 (17.86%) REST
15 35 (17.86%) CSS
15 35 (17.86%) ServiceNow
16 33 (16.84%) Back Office
16 33 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
17 32 (16.33%) TestDirector
18 31 (15.82%) Software Testing
19 30 (15.31%) BDD
19 30 (15.31%) ISEB
20 29 (14.80%) ITIL
21 28 (14.29%) Ant
22 27 (13.78%) .NET
23 26 (13.27%) Web Services

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 (2.55%) Apache
1 5 (2.55%) nginx
2 2 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (0.51%) SAS
3 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.69%) HTTP
2 10 (5.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.67%) MySQL
2 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.53%) DataStage
5 2 (1.02%) DB2
6 1 (0.51%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.51%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (44.90%) Selenium
2 42 (21.43%) JIRA
3 37 (18.88%) Git (software)
4 35 (17.86%) SoapUI
5 33 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 32 (16.33%) TestDirector
7 28 (14.29%) Ant
8 24 (12.24%) Jenkins
9 23 (11.73%) Maven
10 19 (9.69%) Cucumber
11 12 (6.12%) WebDriver
12 9 (4.59%) HP UFT
12 9 (4.59%) JUnit
12 9 (4.59%) Mercurial
13 8 (4.08%) Eclipse
14 6 (3.06%) Hudson
14 6 (3.06%) RSpec
14 6 (3.06%) Subversion
15 5 (2.55%) WATIR
16 4 (2.04%) JBehave
General
1 62 (31.63%) Finance
2 33 (16.84%) Back Office
3 9 (4.59%) Marketing
4 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.06%) Retail
6 5 (2.55%) Games
7 3 (1.53%) Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (34.69%) Tester
2 48 (24.49%) Developer
3 40 (20.41%) QA Tester
4 36 (18.37%) Automation Tester
5 34 (17.35%) Analyst
6 33 (16.84%) QA Automation Tester
7 32 (16.33%) Test Analyst
7 32 (16.33%) XML Tester
8 31 (15.82%) Software Tester
9 28 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
10 26 (13.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 26 (13.27%) ServiceNow Developer
11 20 (10.20%) Senior Tester
12 15 (7.65%) Software Analyst
13 14 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
13 14 (7.14%) Senior Developer
13 14 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
13 14 (7.14%) Test Manager
14 13 (6.63%) Senior QA Tester
14 13 (6.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.59%) XML
2 54 (27.55%) HTML
3 36 (18.37%) SOAP
4 35 (17.86%) CSS
4 35 (17.86%) REST
5 27 (13.78%) .NET
6 26 (13.27%) Ajax
6 26 (13.27%) Web Services
7 23 (11.73%) JSON
8 20 (10.20%) jQuery
9 9 (4.59%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.08%) J2EE
10 8 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (4.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.55%) LAMP
11 5 (2.55%) LEMP Stack
12 4 (2.04%) Kafka
12 4 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.73%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (7.65%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.10%) User Experience
5 7 (3.57%) Life Science
6 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.55%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.02%) AS400
10 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.51%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.20%) Unix
2 13 (6.63%) Linux
3 9 (4.59%) Windows
4 2 (1.02%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.47%) Functional Testing
3 40 (20.41%) Wealth Management
4 37 (18.88%) Scrum
5 36 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (15.82%) Software Testing
7 30 (15.31%) BDD
8 29 (14.80%) ITIL
9 26 (13.27%) ITIL V3
9 26 (13.27%) OO
9 26 (13.27%) SDLC
9 26 (13.27%) Test Scripting
10 24 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (11.73%) TDD
12 21 (10.71%) Automation Testing
13 20 (10.20%) Unit Testing
14 18 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (9.18%) Exploratory Testing
14 18 (9.18%) Test Management
14 18 (9.18%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (31.12%) SQL
2 52 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 41 (20.92%) Java
4 25 (12.76%) C#
5 10 (5.10%) Perl
6 9 (4.59%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.08%) Ruby
8 6 (3.06%) C
9 5 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.55%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.04%) Python
11 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.02%) PHP
12 2 (1.02%) Scala
13 1 (0.51%) C++
13 1 (0.51%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 30 (15.31%) ISEB
2 26 (13.27%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (6.63%) Degree
5 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (38.27%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (2.55%) iptables
2 4 (2.04%) Docker
3 2 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) HAProxy
1 5 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.55%) Puppet
2 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (17.86%) ServiceNow
2 12 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.10%) Oracle
4 9 (4.59%) SAP
5 4 (2.04%) Cognizant
5 4 (2.04%) Cognos
5 4 (2.04%) IBM
6 3 (1.53%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.51%) Informatica
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) Samsung
7 1 (0.51%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.51%) Zend
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