Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 35 51
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 78 78 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 5.91% 5.88% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.66% 6.66% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 63
Coventry median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £62,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%

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 1,171 1,172 1,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 88.78% 88.39% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 965 999 1,054
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -1.16%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £61,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 70 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.13%) JavaScript
3 36 (46.15%) Docker
4 34 (43.59%) Scrum
5 33 (42.31%) SQL
6 32 (41.03%) Git (software)
6 32 (41.03%) Microservices
7 31 (39.74%) Mentoring
8 30 (38.46%) RESTful
8 30 (38.46%) Java
9 29 (37.18%) Linux
9 29 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (35.90%) NoSQL
11 27 (34.62%) Retail
12 26 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
12 26 (33.33%) Node.js
13 24 (30.77%) TDD
14 23 (29.49%) Software Engineering
14 23 (29.49%) Selenium
15 22 (28.21%) Marathon
16 21 (26.92%) Jenkins
16 21 (26.92%) QA
16 21 (26.92%) Spring
17 20 (25.64%) Unit Testing
17 20 (25.64%) Python
18 18 (23.08%) Software Testing
18 18 (23.08%) BDD
19 17 (21.79%) Cucumber
19 17 (21.79%) Hibernate
19 17 (21.79%) CRM

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 6 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.28%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) npm
4 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) Intranet
4 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (35.90%) NoSQL
2 26 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (20.51%) MongoDB
4 12 (15.38%) Data Mining
5 11 (14.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (12.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (6.41%) MySQL
8 4 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (5.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (41.03%) Git (software)
2 23 (29.49%) Selenium
3 21 (26.92%) Jenkins
4 17 (21.79%) Cucumber
5 16 (20.51%) JUnit
6 10 (12.82%) JBehave
6 10 (12.82%) SoapUI
7 7 (8.97%) Bugzilla
7 7 (8.97%) JIRA
8 6 (7.69%) Maven
8 6 (7.69%) Subversion
9 5 (6.41%) Robot Framework
9 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
10 4 (5.13%) Babel
10 4 (5.13%) Grunt
10 4 (5.13%) gulp
10 4 (5.13%) webpack
11 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (2.56%) Fiddler
12 2 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 27 (34.62%) Retail
2 12 (15.38%) Back Office
3 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Python Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Tester
6 7 (8.97%) Python Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Java Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Software Architect
7 6 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Lead Software Developer
9 4 (5.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.46%) RESTful
2 26 (33.33%) Node.js
3 21 (26.92%) Spring
4 17 (21.79%) Hibernate
4 17 (21.79%) SOAP
5 16 (20.51%) JMS
5 16 (20.51%) React
6 15 (19.23%) HTML
7 12 (15.38%) Django
7 12 (15.38%) Flask
7 12 (15.38%) Natural Language Processing
8 10 (12.82%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (12.82%) HornetQ
8 10 (12.82%) HTML5
8 10 (12.82%) Kafka
9 9 (11.54%) Spring MVC
10 8 (10.26%) REST
11 6 (7.69%) .NET
11 6 (7.69%) Java EE
11 6 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) User Experience
2 12 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (12.82%) Smart Meter
4 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.13%) RIA
7 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Unix
3 1 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.59%) Scrum
3 32 (41.03%) Microservices
4 31 (39.74%) Mentoring
5 29 (37.18%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (30.77%) TDD
7 23 (29.49%) Software Engineering
8 20 (25.64%) Unit Testing
9 18 (23.08%) BDD
9 18 (23.08%) Software Testing
10 17 (21.79%) CRM
11 16 (20.51%) SOA
12 15 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (17.95%) Manual Testing
13 14 (17.95%) MVC
13 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.67%) User Stories
15 12 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
15 12 (15.38%) Machine Learning
15 12 (15.38%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.13%) JavaScript
2 33 (42.31%) SQL
3 30 (38.46%) Java
4 20 (25.64%) Python
5 10 (12.82%) Groovy
5 10 (12.82%) Java 8
5 10 (12.82%) Ruby
5 10 (12.82%) Scala
5 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.26%) C#
7 4 (5.13%) C++
7 4 (5.13%) ES6
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) ISEB
2 12 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 9 (11.54%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 36 (46.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) Marathon
2 15 (19.23%) Puppet
3 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft