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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / West Midlands
Rank 166 151 170
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 65 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.25% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.44% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 53 42
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
4325 4526 4319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 88.85% 86.94% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 3752 3761
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -8 16 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Worcestershire -11 7 £45,000 - 1
Coventry +12 6 £36,000 -18.18% 3
Solihull -7 5 £32,500 -1.51% 1
Warwickshire +20 4 - - 3
Shropshire -12 4 £44,738 -5.81%
Staffordshire -19 1 £36,000 -24.21%
Walsall - 1 £27,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £52,500 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
1 55 (67.07%) Selenium
2 35 (42.68%) QA
3 29 (35.37%) Finance
3 29 (35.37%) SQL
4 27 (32.93%) C#
4 27 (32.93%) .NET
5 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
5 23 (28.05%) BDD
6 22 (26.83%) Scrum
7 21 (25.61%) TDD
7 21 (25.61%) HTML
7 21 (25.61%) Java
7 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (25.61%) WebDriver
8 20 (24.39%) SDLC
9 19 (23.17%) Automation Testing
10 18 (21.95%) Cucumber
10 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
11 17 (20.73%) HTTP
11 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
12 16 (19.51%) JIRA
13 15 (18.29%) AngularJS
13 15 (18.29%) CSS
14 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
14 14 (17.07%) E-Commerce
14 14 (17.07%) MVC
14 14 (17.07%) Functional Testing
14 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
15 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing

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 4 (4.88%) Confluence
1 4 (4.88%) Documentum
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.22%) SAS
2 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.73%) HTTP
2 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) DB2
4 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 55 (67.07%) Selenium
2 21 (25.61%) WebDriver
3 18 (21.95%) Cucumber
4 16 (19.51%) JIRA
5 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
6 8 (9.76%) Git (software)
7 7 (8.54%) HP UFT
7 7 (8.54%) Mercurial
7 7 (8.54%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.10%) Hudson
8 5 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (6.10%) RSpec
8 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.10%) Subversion
9 4 (4.88%) Ant
9 4 (4.88%) Concordion
9 4 (4.88%) Maven
9 4 (4.88%) WATIR
10 3 (3.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (35.37%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Back Office
3 5 (6.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) Analyst
2 21 (25.61%) Test Analyst
2 21 (25.61%) Tester
3 14 (17.07%) .NET Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Test Engineer
5 11 (13.41%) Automation Tester
5 11 (13.41%) Senior Tester
5 11 (13.41%) Software Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Software Test Analyst
5 11 (13.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Software Tester
7 8 (9.76%) Test Leader
8 7 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (8.54%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior .NET Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Automation Tester
8 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.32%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) .NET
2 21 (25.61%) HTML
3 15 (18.29%) AngularJS
3 15 (18.29%) CSS
4 13 (15.85%) REST
4 13 (15.85%) SOAP
5 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET
5 10 (12.20%) jQuery
6 9 (10.98%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (9.76%) Web Services
8 7 (8.54%) XML
9 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.32%) CSS3
9 6 (7.32%) HTML5
10 5 (6.10%) Angular 2
10 5 (6.10%) Entity Framework
11 4 (4.88%) XML Messaging
12 2 (2.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) User Experience
2 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) AS400
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) DataPower
5 1 (1.22%) Online Games
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.98%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (67.07%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) BDD
2 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
3 22 (26.83%) Scrum
4 21 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.61%) TDD
5 20 (24.39%) SDLC
6 19 (23.17%) Automation Testing
7 17 (20.73%) Software Testing
8 14 (17.07%) E-Commerce
8 14 (17.07%) Functional Testing
8 14 (17.07%) MVC
8 14 (17.07%) Test Scripting
9 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
10 10 (12.20%) Kanban
10 10 (12.20%) OOP
11 9 (10.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (10.98%) OO
12 7 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.54%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) SQL
2 27 (32.93%) C#
3 21 (25.61%) Java
4 18 (21.95%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.98%) Ruby
6 8 (9.76%) C
7 6 (7.32%) Perl
8 5 (6.10%) C++
8 5 (6.10%) Python
8 5 (6.10%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.44%) Scala
11 1 (1.22%) Fortran
11 1 (1.22%) Lua
11 1 (1.22%) PHP
11 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) ISTQB
2 8 (9.76%) ISEB
3 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.66%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (42.68%) QA
2 5 (6.10%) SDET
3 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.88%) EMC
3 4 (4.88%) OpenText
3 4 (4.88%) Pega
4 2 (2.44%) Google
4 2 (2.44%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.22%) Cognos
5 1 (1.22%) Informatica
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £53,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + 5% Pension + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive bonus package
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidderminster
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago