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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 162 179 174
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 48 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 47 14 19
Average salary £38,500 £36,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,850 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £63,200 £50,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
4361 4038 3871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.06% 80.99% 77.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3639 3360 3243
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,898 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 21 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Solihull - 11 £32,500 - 1
Coventry -9 9 £42,500 +12.58%
Warwickshire -13 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Walsall - 3 £65,000 -
Wolverhampton +13 1 £30,000 +15.38%
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (48.45%) ISEB
3 42 (43.30%) Scrum
4 34 (35.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (28.87%) System Testing
6 25 (25.77%) Manual Testing
6 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
7 24 (24.74%) UML
7 24 (24.74%) Kanban
8 23 (23.71%) HTML
8 23 (23.71%) SQL Server
8 23 (23.71%) QA
9 22 (22.68%) SQL
9 22 (22.68%) Test Scripting
10 21 (21.65%) CSS
10 21 (21.65%) Web Services
11 18 (18.56%) XML
12 16 (16.49%) Selenium
12 16 (16.49%) Software Engineering
12 16 (16.49%) ISTQB
13 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
13 15 (15.46%) .NET
13 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
14 13 (13.40%) Automation Testing
14 13 (13.40%) Windows
15 12 (12.37%) C#
15 12 (12.37%) HP
15 12 (12.37%) Software Testing
16 11 (11.34%) Usability Testing
16 11 (11.34%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) HTTP
1 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.03%) Internet
1 1 (1.03%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Selenium
2 9 (9.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.25%) JUnit
4 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.12%) MSTest
5 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.09%) JIRA
6 3 (3.09%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.09%) JMeter
7 2 (2.06%) NUnit
7 2 (2.06%) SilkPerformer
7 2 (2.06%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.03%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 6 (6.19%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Aerospace
4 4 (4.12%) Banking
5 2 (2.06%) Automotive
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (46.39%) Analyst
2 25 (25.77%) Business Analyst
3 24 (24.74%) Agile Business Analyst
4 22 (22.68%) Tester
5 20 (20.62%) Test Analyst
6 19 (19.59%) Software Tester
7 9 (9.28%) Automation Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
9 7 (7.22%) Senior Tester
9 7 (7.22%) Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Senior Software Tester
10 6 (6.19%) Test Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (5.15%) QA Manager
12 4 (4.12%) Test Manager
12 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Consultant
12 4 (4.12%) Test Consultant
13 3 (3.09%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.71%) HTML
2 21 (21.65%) CSS
2 21 (21.65%) Web Services
3 18 (18.56%) XML
4 15 (15.46%) .NET
5 7 (7.22%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.15%) Ajax
6 5 (5.15%) WCF
6 5 (5.15%) HTML5
7 4 (4.12%) jQuery
7 4 (4.12%) CSS3
8 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.09%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.09%) WinForms
8 3 (3.09%) LINQ
8 3 (3.09%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.06%) JSON
9 2 (2.06%) WPF
9 2 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.06%) iPhone
2 2 (2.06%) Open Source
2 2 (2.06%) iPad
3 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.03%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.40%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.03%) UNIX
3 1 (1.03%) Linux
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (69.07%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (43.30%) Scrum
3 34 (35.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (28.87%) System Testing
5 25 (25.77%) Manual Testing
5 25 (25.77%) Automated Testing
6 24 (24.74%) UML
6 24 (24.74%) Kanban
7 22 (22.68%) Test Scripting
8 16 (16.49%) Software Engineering
9 15 (15.46%) Performance Testing
10 13 (13.40%) Automation Testing
11 12 (12.37%) Software Testing
12 11 (11.34%) Usability Testing
13 9 (9.28%) Mentoring
13 9 (9.28%) TDD
14 7 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.22%) Waterfall
15 6 (6.19%) Agile Testing
15 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.37%) C#
4 9 (9.28%) Java
5 6 (6.19%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.09%) PHP
8 1 (1.03%) VBScript
8 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (48.45%) ISEB
2 16 (16.49%) ISTQB
3 9 (9.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.25%) Degree
5 4 (4.12%) HND
6 2 (2.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.71%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) WAI
3 1 (1.03%) COBIT
3 1 (1.03%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) HP
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.06%) Apple
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.03%) IBM
4 1 (1.03%) Telerik
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago