Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 24 59
Rank change year-on-year -23 +35 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 42 99 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 4.21% 7.42% 3.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 8.02% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 35 75 46
Coventry median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £30,375
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 887 1,235 1,244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Coventry 88.88% 92.58% 91.54%
Number of salaries quoted 714 978 1,020
Coventry median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,333
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.23% +3.33%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Java
3 18 (42.86%) QA
4 17 (40.48%) Selenium
5 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
5 15 (35.71%) TDD
6 12 (28.57%) SOAP
6 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
7 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
7 11 (26.19%) BDD
8 10 (23.81%) Linux
8 10 (23.81%) Python
8 10 (23.81%) Docker
8 10 (23.81%) QA Automation
9 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (21.43%) Concordion
9 9 (21.43%) SQL
9 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Test Management
10 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.05%) REST
11 7 (16.67%) Retail
11 7 (16.67%) Web Services
11 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
11 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (14.29%) Tech Ops
12 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
12 6 (14.29%) JUnit

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 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) npm
3 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Broadband
2 4 (9.52%) ADSL
2 4 (9.52%) VDSL
2 4 (9.52%) xDSL
3 3 (7.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.90%) MySQL
4 4 (9.52%) Big Data
4 4 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.38%) DB2
5 1 (2.38%) Redis
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) SoapUI
3 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.43%) Concordion
5 6 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 6 (14.29%) JUnit
6 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.90%) Maven
7 4 (9.52%) JMeter
7 4 (9.52%) Mercurial
7 4 (9.52%) Mockito
8 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.76%) Grunt
9 2 (4.76%) gulp
9 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.76%) webpack
10 1 (2.38%) JBehave
10 1 (2.38%) Subversion
10 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Publishing
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) QA Automation Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) QA Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) UI Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Product Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Verification Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) SOAP
2 8 (19.05%) REST
3 7 (16.67%) Web Services
4 6 (14.29%) Spring
5 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.52%) Apache Cordova
5 4 (9.52%) Ionic Framework
5 4 (9.52%) MyBatis
5 4 (9.52%) PrimeFaces
6 3 (7.14%) Middleware
6 3 (7.14%) Node.js
7 2 (4.76%) Browserify
7 2 (4.76%) CSS
7 2 (4.76%) Express
7 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
7 2 (4.76%) JMS
7 2 (4.76%) Next.js
7 2 (4.76%) Redux
7 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 2 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
1 4 (9.52%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) TDD
3 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 11 (26.19%) BDD
4 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
5 10 (23.81%) QA Automation
6 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Test Management
7 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (14.29%) Product Management
9 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Tech Ops
9 6 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.90%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) System Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Java
2 10 (23.81%) Python
3 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.76%) ES6
7 2 (4.76%) Groovy
8 1 (2.38%) C#
8 1 (2.38%) Java 8
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.52%) HNC
3 4 (9.52%) HND
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Marathon
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) SAP