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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 182 189 183
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 30 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.48% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 19
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £26,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £42,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
4243 4341 3646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 77.63% 78.22% 75.36%
Number of salaries quoted 3506 3672 3082
Average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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
Coventry +15 20 £55,000 +37.50%
Birmingham -2 7 £37,500 -3.22%
Warwickshire +12 1 £52,500 +90.90%
Solihull -2 1 £32,500 -10.34%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 22 (42.31%) Automated Testing
2 20 (38.46%) QA
3 13 (25.00%) Selenium
4 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.15%) ISEB
5 10 (19.23%) Test Management
5 10 (19.23%) Finance
6 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.31%) Java
6 9 (17.31%) Windows
6 9 (17.31%) Linux
7 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.38%) System Testing
8 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
8 7 (13.46%) Scrum
8 7 (13.46%) HP
8 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
8 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.46%) Line Management
8 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.54%) SQL
9 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 6 (11.54%) VB
9 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Retail
10 5 (9.62%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) MySQL
1 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
3 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.69%) JUnit
4 4 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (5.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.85%) jMock
6 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.85%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.92%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.92%) FindBugs
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.92%) Hudson
7 1 (1.92%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.92%) JBehave
7 1 (1.92%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
1 11 (21.15%) Test Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 8 (15.38%) Tester
3 8 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) QA Manager
4 7 (13.46%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.62%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (9.62%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.62%) Quality Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Automation Team Leader
6 4 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Systems Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) RF Test Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) SOAP
2 4 (7.69%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) XSD
4 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) Spring
5 1 (1.92%) Java EE
5 1 (1.92%) Grails
5 1 (1.92%) JAXB
5 1 (1.92%) SAX
5 1 (1.92%) DOM
5 1 (1.92%) XSLT
5 1 (1.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.92%) J2EE
5 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Statistics
2 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
1 9 (17.31%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Automated Testing
2 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.23%) Test Management
4 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Manual Testing
5 8 (15.38%) System Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
6 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
6 7 (13.46%) Regression Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Line Management
6 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Functional Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Automation Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Coaching
9 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.77%) BDD
10 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) VB
3 5 (9.62%) Python
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) XPath
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) Jython
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) ISEB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) HNC
5 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) HP
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.85%) Telerik
4 1 (1.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Compuware
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) JBoss