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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 194 192 191
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 28 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.45% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 11
Average salary £42,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.81% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,650 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £39,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
4509 4198 3702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 78.10% 75.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3782 3548 3134
Average salary £42,233 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.58% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 30 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 30 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 -1 15 £55,000 +65.41%
Birmingham -9 7 £37,500 -3.22%
Warwickshire +6 1 £52,500 +90.90%
Solihull +5 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) QA
2 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Selenium
3 12 (24.49%) Test Management
3 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
3 12 (24.49%) Finance
4 10 (20.41%) ISEB
5 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (18.37%) Scrum
5 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
6 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
6 8 (16.33%) HP
6 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
6 8 (16.33%) Windows
7 7 (14.29%) Linux
7 7 (14.29%) SQL
7 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.24%) Line Management
8 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Retail
8 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
8 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.24%) VB
8 6 (12.24%) Java
8 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Selenium
2 9 (18.37%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.16%) JUnit
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) JMeter
6 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.08%) jMock
7 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
7 2 (4.08%) LoadUI
7 2 (4.08%) Spock
8 1 (2.04%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (2.04%) MSTest
8 1 (2.04%) FindBugs
8 1 (2.04%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.04%) TestPartner
8 1 (2.04%) Checkstyle
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Test Manager
2 11 (22.45%) Test Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) QA Manager
3 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
4 6 (12.24%) Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Quality Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Team Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Automation Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Systems Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) QA Test Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) XML
2 2 (4.08%) XSD
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) JMS
2 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) Spring
3 1 (2.04%) Java EE
3 1 (2.04%) JAXB
3 1 (2.04%) SAX
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) COM
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) DOM
3 1 (2.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 12 (24.49%) Test Management
3 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.37%) Test Strategy
4 9 (18.37%) Scrum
5 8 (16.33%) Performance Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (12.24%) Line Management
7 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.20%) BDD
8 5 (10.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.20%) System Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Coaching
9 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) VB
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (2.04%) Jython
4 1 (2.04%) XPath
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) ISEB
2 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Telerik
4 1 (2.04%) Compuware
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
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