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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / West Midlands
Rank 169 168 160
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 39 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.17% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35 45 47
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £28,250 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
4239 5215 4170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 89.79% 88.34% 83.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3390 4290 3520
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -5 12 £47,500 +15.15% 1
Worcestershire -4 8 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Coventry +17 5 £42,500 -3.40% 2
Warwickshire +34 3 £57,500 +54.36%
Solihull 0 3 £32,500 -38.67%
Shropshire -6 3 £44,738 -5.81% 1
Staffordshire -6 2 £38,000 -20.00%
Walsall - 1 £27,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 (69.62%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (65.82%) Selenium
3 33 (41.77%) QA
4 30 (37.97%) .NET
5 29 (36.71%) C#
6 26 (32.91%) Finance
7 25 (31.65%) SQL
8 24 (30.38%) HTML
9 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
10 22 (27.85%) Java
10 22 (27.85%) SDLC
11 21 (26.58%) WebDriver
12 19 (24.05%) BDD
12 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
12 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (24.05%) TDD
13 18 (22.78%) MVC
13 18 (22.78%) CSS
14 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
14 16 (20.25%) Scrum
15 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
15 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
16 14 (17.72%) HTTP
17 13 (16.46%) E-Commerce
17 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
17 13 (16.46%) Cucumber
17 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
18 12 (15.19%) Unit Testing
19 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
19 11 (13.92%) Kanban

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 (5.06%) Confluence
1 4 (5.06%) Documentum
2 3 (3.80%) Apache
2 3 (3.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.53%) OpenEdge
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.27%) IaaS
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.80%) Big Data
4 3 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 52 (65.82%) Selenium
2 21 (26.58%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.46%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.13%) JIRA
5 7 (8.86%) HP UFT
5 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
7 4 (5.06%) Maven
7 4 (5.06%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.06%) Subversion
8 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.53%) Concordion
9 2 (2.53%) Ranorex
10 1 (1.27%) Hudson
10 1 (1.27%) RSpec
10 1 (1.27%) WATIR
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Back Office
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Developer
2 21 (26.58%) Tester
3 15 (18.99%) .NET Developer
4 14 (17.72%) Analyst
4 14 (17.72%) Test Analyst
5 12 (15.19%) Test Engineer
6 11 (13.92%) Automation Tester
7 10 (12.66%) Senior Developer
7 10 (12.66%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (11.39%) Software Developer
9 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
9 8 (10.13%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (10.13%) Senior Tester
9 8 (10.13%) Software Analyst
9 8 (10.13%) Software Test Analyst
10 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (8.86%) Junior
10 7 (8.86%) Software Tester
11 6 (7.59%) Angular Developer
11 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) .NET
2 24 (30.38%) HTML
3 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
4 18 (22.78%) CSS
5 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET
6 9 (11.39%) jQuery
6 9 (11.39%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (11.39%) REST
6 9 (11.39%) SOAP
6 9 (11.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (10.13%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (8.86%) Angular 2
8 7 (8.86%) CSS3
8 7 (8.86%) Entity Framework
8 7 (8.86%) HTML5
9 6 (7.59%) XML
10 5 (6.33%) Web Services
11 4 (5.06%) XML Messaging
12 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.53%) User Experience
4 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.27%) DataPower
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (69.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Software Engineering
3 22 (27.85%) SDLC
4 19 (24.05%) BDD
4 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (24.05%) TDD
5 18 (22.78%) MVC
6 16 (20.25%) Scrum
7 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
7 13 (16.46%) E-Commerce
7 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
8 12 (15.19%) Unit Testing
9 11 (13.92%) Kanban
9 11 (13.92%) Test Scripting
10 9 (11.39%) Web Development
11 8 (10.13%) Functional Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (8.86%) OO
12 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
13 6 (7.59%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 29 (36.71%) C#
2 25 (31.65%) SQL
3 22 (27.85%) Java
4 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.33%) Ruby
7 4 (5.06%) C
7 4 (5.06%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) Python
8 3 (3.80%) Perl
8 3 (3.80%) Scala
9 2 (2.53%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.27%) Lua
10 1 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) ISEB
2 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.80%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (41.77%) QA
2 5 (6.33%) SDET
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
2 4 (5.06%) EMC
2 4 (5.06%) OpenText
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Pega
3 3 (3.80%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) Informatica
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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Posted: Yesterday
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