Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 6 months to 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -34 +23 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 33 93 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.00% 6.67% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 7.32% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23 75 54
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -22.73% -12.00%
10th Percentile £27,550 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £60,000 £69,925
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +14.46% +6.41% +4.00%

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 972 1,271 1,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 88.36% 91.11% 89.80%
Number of salaries quoted 818 1,052 1,089
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £40,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,325 £61,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,857 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.64% - -

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Salary Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry.

Salary trend for Test Automation in Coventry

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in Coventry

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Coventry over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Coventry region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 15 (45.45%) BDD
4 14 (42.42%) Linux
4 14 (42.42%) Docker
4 14 (42.42%) Microservices
5 13 (39.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
6 12 (36.36%) JUnit
6 12 (36.36%) JMS
6 12 (36.36%) TDD
6 12 (36.36%) Spring
7 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 11 (33.33%) NoSQL
8 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
8 10 (30.30%) RESTful
9 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
9 9 (27.27%) QA
9 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
10 8 (24.24%) SOAP
10 8 (24.24%) Unix
10 8 (24.24%) Degree
10 8 (24.24%) Selenium
10 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
10 8 (24.24%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (21.21%) Node.js
11 7 (21.21%) Marathon

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) npm
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) Broadband
3 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) ADSL
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
4 1 (3.03%) VDSL
4 1 (3.03%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 9 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (15.15%) MySQL
5 4 (12.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (12.12%) DB2
5 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) JUnit
2 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
3 8 (24.24%) Selenium
3 8 (24.24%) SoapUI
4 7 (21.21%) Cucumber
4 7 (21.21%) Maven
5 5 (15.15%) JBehave
6 2 (6.06%) Concordion
6 2 (6.06%) Grunt
6 2 (6.06%) gulp
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) Mockito
6 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.06%) webpack
7 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (21.21%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Software Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Software Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Java Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Java Software Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Software Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) JMS
1 12 (36.36%) Spring
2 10 (30.30%) RESTful
3 8 (24.24%) Hibernate
3 8 (24.24%) SOAP
4 7 (21.21%) Node.js
5 6 (18.18%) HTML
5 6 (18.18%) HTML5
5 6 (18.18%) Java EE
6 5 (15.15%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (15.15%) HornetQ
6 5 (15.15%) Kafka
7 4 (12.12%) JSF
7 4 (12.12%) Spring MVC
7 4 (12.12%) Struts
8 2 (6.06%) Apache Camel
8 2 (6.06%) Browserify
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) Middleware
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Smart Meter
3 4 (12.12%) RIA
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) User Experience
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) BDD
3 14 (42.42%) Microservices
4 13 (39.39%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (36.36%) TDD
6 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 9 (27.27%) Manual Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Scrum
8 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) Coaching
9 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
9 5 (15.15%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
9 5 (15.15%) SDLC
10 4 (12.12%) Disruptive Innovation
10 4 (12.12%) MVC
10 4 (12.12%) Prototyping
10 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.12%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) SQL
4 6 (18.18%) Groovy
5 5 (15.15%) Java 8
5 5 (15.15%) Ruby
5 5 (15.15%) Scala
5 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
6 4 (12.12%) Python
7 3 (9.09%) PHP
8 2 (6.06%) ES6
9 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (15.15%) Master's Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.03%) HNC
5 1 (3.03%) HND
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Marathon
2 5 (15.15%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft