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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 155 162 179
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 56 21 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.58% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 53 12 21
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
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
4079 3599 3748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.07% 80.99% 77.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3418 2943 3158
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 £27,500 £27,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 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 27 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 +18 26 £38,500 - 1
Solihull +8 14 £35,000 -30.00%
Coventry -11 9 £42,500 +9.67% 1
Warwickshire -14 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Dudley - 1 £40,000 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 68 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (48.42%) ISEB
3 41 (43.16%) Scrum
4 31 (32.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (30.53%) System Testing
6 25 (26.32%) HTML
7 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
7 24 (25.26%) UML
7 24 (25.26%) Kanban
8 23 (24.21%) SQL
9 22 (23.16%) CSS
9 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
9 22 (23.16%) Manual Testing
10 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 19 (20.00%) .NET
12 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
13 17 (17.89%) XML
13 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
13 17 (17.89%) QA
14 16 (16.84%) Web Services
15 15 (15.79%) Selenium
16 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
16 14 (14.74%) Windows
16 14 (14.74%) C#
17 12 (12.63%) Visual Studio
17 12 (12.63%) HP
17 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
17 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
17 12 (12.63%) Finance
18 11 (11.58%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) HTTP
1 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Selenium
2 12 (12.63%) Visual Studio
3 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (8.42%) JUnit
6 6 (6.32%) MSTest
7 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.16%) JIRA
8 3 (3.16%) JMeter
9 2 (2.11%) NUnit
9 2 (2.11%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
9 2 (2.11%) FitNesse
9 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.05%) Ranorex
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (46.32%) Analyst
2 25 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 24 (25.26%) Agile Business Analyst
4 21 (22.11%) Tester
5 19 (20.00%) Test Analyst
6 17 (17.89%) Software Tester
7 9 (9.47%) Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Automation Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) Automation Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Test Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) Senior Tester
10 6 (6.32%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 5 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
12 4 (4.21%) Lead Developer
12 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
12 4 (4.21%) Consultant
12 4 (4.21%) Test Consultant
13 3 (3.16%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.32%) HTML
2 22 (23.16%) CSS
3 19 (20.00%) .NET
4 17 (17.89%) XML
5 16 (16.84%) Web Services
6 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.37%) WCF
8 6 (6.32%) jQuery
8 6 (6.32%) HTML5
8 6 (6.32%) CSS3
9 5 (5.26%) Ajax
10 4 (4.21%) WPF
10 4 (4.21%) WinForms
11 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (3.16%) LINQ
11 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (3.16%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.11%) JSON
12 2 (2.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) iPhone
1 4 (4.21%) iPad
2 2 (2.11%) User Experience
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Open Source
3 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.05%) Statistics
3 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.16%) Scrum
3 31 (32.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (30.53%) System Testing
5 24 (25.26%) Kanban
5 24 (25.26%) UML
6 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
6 22 (23.16%) Manual Testing
7 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 14 (14.74%) Software Engineering
9 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Software Testing
10 11 (11.58%) TDD
11 10 (10.53%) Usability Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Test Management
12 9 (9.47%) Automation Testing
13 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
14 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
15 6 (6.32%) Test Strategy
15 6 (6.32%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 18 (18.95%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 9 (9.47%) Java
5 7 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 1 (1.05%) VBScript
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VBA
8 1 (1.05%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (48.42%) ISEB
2 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.37%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.21%) MCP
5 4 (4.21%) HND
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.89%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) WAI
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) HP
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.21%) Apple
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle
5 1 (1.05%) Telerik
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