Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 31 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 807 1,056 1,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.09% 6.82% 5.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 7.52% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 664 934 879
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £64,733 £63,000 £65,250
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 12,097 14,045 16,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.26% 90.74% 90.60%
Number of salaries quoted 9,283 11,473 12,958
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -12 414 £45,000 +12.50% 111
East Midlands +3 391 £42,500 - 61
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 519 (64.31%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (40.52%) Selenium
3 307 (38.04%) Java
4 273 (33.83%) C#
5 233 (28.87%) SQL
6 223 (27.63%) QA
7 174 (21.56%) .NET
8 170 (21.07%) Scrum
9 166 (20.57%) Cucumber
10 163 (20.20%) JavaScript
11 147 (18.22%) BDD
12 138 (17.10%) Web Services
13 136 (16.85%) Microsoft
13 136 (16.85%) TDD
14 135 (16.73%) Finance
15 133 (16.48%) HTML
15 133 (16.48%) Software Testing
16 129 (15.99%) JIRA
17 127 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
17 127 (15.74%) WebDriver
18 125 (15.49%) Software Engineering
19 115 (14.25%) SQL Server
20 113 (14.00%) Git (software)
21 111 (13.75%) CSS
21 111 (13.75%) Test Strategy
22 106 (13.14%) Unit Testing
23 98 (12.14%) SDLC
24 93 (11.52%) Jenkins
25 92 (11.40%) Test Scripting
26 87 (10.78%) Microservices

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 25 (3.10%) Confluence
2 22 (2.73%) NServiceBus
3 17 (2.11%) Sitefinity
4 12 (1.49%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.12%) CMS
6 9 (1.12%) SAS
7 7 (0.87%) Apache
7 7 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.74%) Drupal
9 5 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.50%) CICS
10 4 (0.50%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.25%) IIS
12 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.12%) JBoss
13 1 (0.12%) Liferay
13 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.12%) SPSS
3 6 (0.74%) Mingle
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Maya
5 2 (0.25%) Simulink
6 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (0.37%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.72%) GitHub
4 19 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.61%) SaaS
6 6 (0.74%) Serverless
7 4 (0.50%) Azure Functions
7 4 (0.50%) Fastly
7 4 (0.50%) Stackdriver
8 3 (0.37%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.37%) npm
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.25%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.12%) IaaS
10 1 (0.12%) Office 365
10 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.86%) RS-485
3 10 (1.24%) HTTP
4 9 (1.12%) SNMP
5 7 (0.87%) Modbus
5 7 (0.87%) SMS
5 7 (0.87%) SSL
6 6 (0.74%) Broadband
7 5 (0.62%) RTP
8 4 (0.50%) ADSL
8 4 (0.50%) Internet
8 4 (0.50%) VDSL
8 4 (0.50%) xDSL
9 3 (0.37%) DSL
10 1 (0.12%) Extranet
10 1 (0.12%) FlexRay
10 1 (0.12%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.12%) Profibus
10 1 (0.12%) SMPP
10 1 (0.12%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 31 (3.84%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.60%) MySQL
8 19 (2.35%) Big Data
9 18 (2.23%) SSDT
10 15 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.73%) Redis
12 13 (1.61%) BigQuery
12 13 (1.61%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.12%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.99%) HBase
15 8 (0.99%) Impala
15 8 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 327 (40.52%) Selenium
2 166 (20.57%) Cucumber
3 129 (15.99%) JIRA
4 127 (15.74%) WebDriver
5 113 (14.00%) Git (software)
6 93 (11.52%) Jenkins
7 76 (9.42%) SoapUI
8 70 (8.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 62 (7.68%) SpecFlow
10 60 (7.43%) JUnit
11 56 (6.94%) JMeter
12 53 (6.57%) Maven
13 51 (6.32%) Visual Studio
14 48 (5.95%) Subversion
15 40 (4.96%) Octopus Deploy
16 36 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 26 (3.22%) TeamCity
17 26 (3.22%) Zephyr
18 22 (2.73%) TestNG
19 21 (2.60%) GitLab
General
1 135 (16.73%) Finance
2 66 (8.18%) Retail
3 32 (3.97%) Automotive
4 22 (2.73%) Banking
5 15 (1.86%) Marketing
6 13 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.12%) Publishing
8 8 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.50%) Law
9 4 (0.50%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.37%) Games
10 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 217 (26.89%) Developer
2 133 (16.48%) Tester
3 127 (15.74%) Analyst
4 124 (15.37%) Test Engineer
5 116 (14.37%) Test Analyst
6 83 (10.29%) Test Automation Engineer
7 79 (9.79%) Automation Tester
8 64 (7.93%) QA Engineer
9 51 (6.32%) Software Tester
10 44 (5.45%) Senior Developer
11 39 (4.83%) Software Engineer
11 39 (4.83%) Test Leader
12 36 (4.46%) .NET Developer
13 35 (4.34%) Applications Developer
14 34 (4.21%) C# Developer
15 33 (4.09%) Automation Test Analyst
15 33 (4.09%) Software Developer
16 30 (3.72%) Java Developer
16 30 (3.72%) Senior QA Engineer
16 30 (3.72%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (21.56%) .NET
2 138 (17.10%) Web Services
3 133 (16.48%) HTML
4 111 (13.75%) CSS
5 77 (9.54%) .NET Framework
5 77 (9.54%) ASP.NET
6 62 (7.68%) RESTful
7 60 (7.43%) jQuery
8 55 (6.82%) AngularJS
9 50 (6.20%) Node.js
10 49 (6.07%) HTML5
11 48 (5.95%) Spring
12 47 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (5.70%) ASP.NET Web API
13 46 (5.70%) Entity Framework
13 46 (5.70%) XML
14 41 (5.08%) Gherkin
14 41 (5.08%) JSON
15 40 (4.96%) SOAP
16 39 (4.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.06%) Mobile App
2 41 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 30 (3.72%) Fintech
4 28 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 26 (3.22%) Embedded Systems
6 25 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (2.35%) Device Driver
11 17 (2.11%) NHS
12 14 (1.73%) User Experience
13 9 (1.12%) CPLD
13 9 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (1.12%) Verilog
13 9 (1.12%) VHDL
14 8 (0.99%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.87%) e-Learning
16 6 (0.74%) CAN bus
17 5 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.68%) Windows
2 61 (7.56%) Linux
3 30 (3.72%) Unix
4 25 (3.10%) Android
5 21 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.37%) CentOS
9 3 (0.37%) Debian
10 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (64.31%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (21.07%) Scrum
3 147 (18.22%) BDD
4 136 (16.85%) TDD
5 133 (16.48%) Software Testing
6 127 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
7 125 (15.49%) Software Engineering
8 111 (13.75%) Test Strategy
9 106 (13.14%) Unit Testing
10 98 (12.14%) SDLC
11 92 (11.40%) Test Scripting
12 87 (10.78%) Microservices
13 85 (10.53%) Manual Testing
14 84 (10.41%) Regression Testing
15 80 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
16 79 (9.79%) Waterfall
17 78 (9.67%) Test Management
18 73 (9.05%) MVC
19 67 (8.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 67 (8.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 307 (38.04%) Java
2 273 (33.83%) C#
3 233 (28.87%) SQL
4 163 (20.20%) JavaScript
5 61 (7.56%) T-SQL
6 59 (7.31%) Python
7 37 (4.58%) C
8 34 (4.21%) Ruby
9 32 (3.97%) PHP
10 22 (2.73%) C++
11 21 (2.60%) Java 8
12 16 (1.98%) Scala
12 16 (1.98%) TypeScript
12 16 (1.98%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.49%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.36%) Go
15 10 (1.24%) Groovy
16 9 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.12%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (9.79%) ISTQB
2 77 (9.54%) Degree
3 50 (6.20%) ISEB
4 32 (3.97%) Security Cleared
5 31 (3.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (3.47%) MCP
6 28 (3.47%) MCPD
7 14 (1.73%) BC Cleared
7 14 (1.73%) DBS Check
8 10 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.24%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.74%) HND
10 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.50%) HNC
12 3 (0.37%) CCENT
13 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 223 (27.63%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) GDPR
3 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.25%) PMO
4 2 (0.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (5.08%) Docker
2 10 (1.24%) Firmware
3 5 (0.62%) Varnish
4 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.12%) etcd
6 1 (0.12%) Squid
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (2.73%) Puppet
2 17 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.86%) Kubernetes
4 11 (1.36%) Terraform
5 9 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.99%) Oozie
7 6 (0.74%) Marathon
8 5 (0.62%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.50%) Ansible
9 4 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.50%) Kibana
9 4 (0.50%) Packer
10 2 (0.25%) logstash
11 1 (0.12%) Consul
11 1 (0.12%) Nagios
11 1 (0.12%) Nmap
11 1 (0.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 136 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.21%) Google
3 28 (3.47%) Oracle
4 19 (2.35%) Tableau
5 14 (1.73%) Atlassian
6 11 (1.36%) Cognos
7 10 (1.24%) Alteryx
8 9 (1.12%) IBM
8 9 (1.12%) Infor
8 9 (1.12%) Talend
9 8 (0.99%) SAP
10 6 (0.74%) HP
10 6 (0.74%) Reuters
11 5 (0.62%) Adobe
11 5 (0.62%) hybris
12 4 (0.50%) Apple
12 4 (0.50%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.37%) OutSystems
13 3 (0.37%) Splunk
13 3 (0.37%) Zend