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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 148 167 175
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 62 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.21% 0.43% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.54% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 54 7 22
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
4129 3356 3575
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.39% 80.15% 75.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3453 2671 3026
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,400 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 - 30 £37,500 -
Solihull +5 12 £35,000 -30.00%
Coventry -18 7 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Shropshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire -12 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Scrum
2 38 (45.24%) ISEB
3 28 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (32.14%) System Testing
5 22 (26.19%) HTML
5 22 (26.19%) UML
5 22 (26.19%) Kanban
6 21 (25.00%) SQL
7 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
7 19 (22.62%) CSS
7 19 (22.62%) Automated Testing
7 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
8 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 18 (21.43%) QA
9 16 (19.05%) Web Services
9 16 (19.05%) Software Engineering
10 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 14 (16.67%) .NET
11 14 (16.67%) Selenium
12 13 (15.48%) ISTQB
12 13 (15.48%) XML
13 12 (14.29%) C#
13 12 (14.29%) Finance
14 11 (13.10%) Windows
14 11 (13.10%) TDD
14 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (11.90%) Usability Testing
15 10 (11.90%) Test Management
15 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
1 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.52%) JUnit
4 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.76%) MSTest
6 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.76%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.38%) NUnit
7 2 (2.38%) JIRA
8 1 (1.19%) JMeter
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (47.62%) Analyst
2 23 (27.38%) Business Analyst
3 22 (26.19%) Agile Business Analyst
4 21 (25.00%) Tester
5 17 (20.24%) Test Analyst
5 17 (20.24%) Software Tester
6 7 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) QA Test Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) HTML
2 19 (22.62%) CSS
3 16 (19.05%) Web Services
4 14 (16.67%) .NET
5 13 (15.48%) XML
6 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.14%) jQuery
6 6 (7.14%) HTML5
6 6 (7.14%) CSS3
7 4 (4.76%) WCF
7 4 (4.76%) WPF
8 2 (2.38%) REST
8 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.38%) Ajax
8 2 (2.38%) JSON
9 1 (1.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) iPhone
1 4 (4.76%) iPad
2 2 (2.38%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.19%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (70.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (45.24%) Scrum
3 28 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (32.14%) System Testing
5 22 (26.19%) UML
5 22 (26.19%) Kanban
6 19 (22.62%) Automated Testing
6 19 (22.62%) Manual Testing
7 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 16 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 11 (13.10%) TDD
10 10 (11.90%) Test Management
10 10 (11.90%) Usability Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Software Testing
11 8 (9.52%) Test Strategy
12 7 (8.33%) CRM
12 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 6 (7.14%) V-Model
13 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (14.29%) C#
4 9 (10.71%) Java
5 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.38%) PHP
8 1 (1.19%) VBScript
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
8 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (45.24%) ISEB
2 13 (15.48%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.14%) Degree
5 5 (5.95%) VCP4
6 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.76%) MCP
6 4 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.43%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) WAI
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) HP
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Apple
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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