Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 40 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 +43
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1079 1027 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.97% 5.65% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 6.35% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 947 884 887
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,700 £65,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 13757 16172 16238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.82% 89.03% 88.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11201 12677 13295
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +23 639 £40,000 - 37
East Midlands +5 437 £42,500 +6.25% 37
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 602 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (40.59%) Selenium
3 416 (38.55%) Java
4 357 (33.09%) QA
5 314 (29.10%) C#
6 235 (21.78%) SQL
7 233 (21.59%) Scrum
8 220 (20.39%) .NET
9 197 (18.26%) Cucumber
10 190 (17.61%) JavaScript
11 187 (17.33%) Jenkins
12 177 (16.40%) Web Services
13 176 (16.31%) TDD
13 176 (16.31%) BDD
13 176 (16.31%) Git (software)
14 168 (15.57%) WebDriver
15 166 (15.38%) JIRA
16 161 (14.92%) Test Scripting
17 153 (14.18%) Finance
18 149 (13.81%) SDLC
19 147 (13.62%) HTML
20 142 (13.16%) Manual Testing
21 141 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
21 141 (13.07%) Microsoft
22 138 (12.79%) Unit Testing
23 133 (12.33%) Software Testing
24 128 (11.86%) Degree
25 127 (11.77%) SQL Server
26 124 (11.49%) Mentoring
27 121 (11.21%) Test Strategy

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 38 (3.52%) Confluence
2 37 (3.43%) Tomcat
3 30 (2.78%) JBoss
4 26 (2.41%) Documentum
4 26 (2.41%) NServiceBus
5 22 (2.04%) Apache
6 16 (1.48%) Sitefinity
7 14 (1.30%) CMS
8 13 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.93%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.65%) IIS
13 6 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.28%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.093%) Jetty
16 1 (0.093%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.83%) Simulink
3 5 (0.46%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.093%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.02%) Magento
2 4 (0.37%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.41%) SaaS
4 24 (2.22%) GitHub
5 14 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.65%) Serverless
9 6 (0.56%) npm
10 5 (0.46%) PaaS
11 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.19%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.19%) IaaS
12 2 (0.19%) Slack
12 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.32%) HTTP
2 20 (1.85%) NetScaler
3 15 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.30%) Internet
5 8 (0.74%) SMS
6 6 (0.56%) ATM
7 5 (0.46%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.46%) Intranet
8 4 (0.37%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.37%) RS-232
8 4 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.37%) Wireless
9 3 (0.28%) 4G
9 3 (0.28%) 5G
9 3 (0.28%) GSM
9 3 (0.28%) Skype
9 3 (0.28%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.19%) 2G
10 2 (0.19%) 3G
10 2 (0.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (11.77%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 42 (3.89%) MySQL
4 40 (3.71%) MongoDB
5 39 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.46%) DB2
8 5 (0.46%) Neo4j
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.46%) QlikView
8 5 (0.46%) RavenDB
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.37%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 438 (40.59%) Selenium
2 197 (18.26%) Cucumber
3 187 (17.33%) Jenkins
4 176 (16.31%) Git (software)
5 168 (15.57%) WebDriver
6 166 (15.38%) JIRA
7 117 (10.84%) JMeter
8 103 (9.55%) JUnit
9 79 (7.32%) SoapUI
10 71 (6.58%) SpecFlow
11 58 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 56 (5.19%) Appium
12 56 (5.19%) TeamCity
13 53 (4.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 52 (4.82%) Visual Studio
15 42 (3.89%) Calabash
16 41 (3.80%) JBehave
17 36 (3.34%) HP UFT
18 34 (3.15%) Maven
19 29 (2.69%) NUnit
General
1 153 (14.18%) Finance
2 62 (5.75%) Retail
3 48 (4.45%) Banking
4 29 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.50%) Electronics
6 19 (1.76%) Marketing
7 18 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.48%) Games
9 12 (1.11%) Automotive
10 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.74%) Advertising
12 5 (0.46%) Legal
13 4 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.28%) Military
15 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.093%) Back Office
15 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (25.30%) Developer
2 223 (20.67%) Tester
3 197 (18.26%) Analyst
4 158 (14.64%) Test Analyst
5 136 (12.60%) Automation Tester
6 126 (11.68%) Test Engineer
7 97 (8.99%) QA Engineer
8 84 (7.78%) Java Developer
9 63 (5.84%) QA Leader
10 57 (5.28%) Software Engineer
11 54 (5.00%) Software Developer
12 50 (4.63%) Automation Test Analyst
12 50 (4.63%) Test Automation Engineer
13 48 (4.45%) QA Tester
13 48 (4.45%) Software Tester
14 45 (4.17%) QA Analyst
14 45 (4.17%) Senior Developer
15 44 (4.08%) C# Developer
16 38 (3.52%) .NET Developer
17 36 (3.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (20.39%) .NET
2 177 (16.40%) Web Services
3 147 (13.62%) HTML
4 110 (10.19%) CSS
5 96 (8.90%) HTML5
6 91 (8.43%) REST
7 83 (7.69%) SOAP
8 77 (7.14%) XML
9 73 (6.77%) ASP.NET
10 62 (5.75%) .NET Framework
11 60 (5.56%) Node.js
11 60 (5.56%) RESTful
12 56 (5.19%) Spring
13 52 (4.82%) JSON
14 50 (4.63%) AngularJS
15 49 (4.54%) Gherkin
16 44 (4.08%) Hibernate
17 42 (3.89%) Middleware
18 40 (3.71%) jQuery
19 31 (2.87%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 53 (4.91%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.15%) User Experience
5 24 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 22 (2.04%) Fintech
6 22 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (1.85%) Robotics
8 17 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.20%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.02%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.65%) Social Media
12 6 (0.56%) Smart Home
13 5 (0.46%) iPad
13 5 (0.46%) iSeries
13 5 (0.46%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.37%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.18%) Windows
2 77 (7.14%) Linux
3 43 (3.99%) Android
4 38 (3.52%) Unix
5 32 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.32%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.093%) CentOS
11 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (21.59%) Scrum
3 176 (16.31%) BDD
3 176 (16.31%) TDD
4 161 (14.92%) Test Scripting
5 149 (13.81%) SDLC
6 142 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 141 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
8 138 (12.79%) Unit Testing
9 133 (12.33%) Software Testing
10 124 (11.49%) Mentoring
11 121 (11.21%) Software Engineering
11 121 (11.21%) Test Strategy
12 106 (9.82%) MVC
13 105 (9.73%) DevOps
13 105 (9.73%) Regression Testing
14 99 (9.18%) OO
15 95 (8.80%) Open Source
16 90 (8.34%) Functional Testing
17 76 (7.04%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 416 (38.55%) Java
2 314 (29.10%) C#
3 235 (21.78%) SQL
4 190 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 92 (8.53%) Python
6 73 (6.77%) Ruby
7 51 (4.73%) PowerShell
8 47 (4.36%) C
8 47 (4.36%) C++
9 43 (3.99%) PHP
10 31 (2.87%) Perl
11 26 (2.41%) MATLAB
12 23 (2.13%) Groovy
12 23 (2.13%) Scala
13 12 (1.11%) VBScript
14 11 (1.02%) RPG
14 11 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.93%) VB
15 10 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (11.86%) Degree
2 117 (10.84%) ISEB
3 114 (10.57%) ISTQB
4 36 (3.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (3.24%) Security Cleared
6 33 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.48%) MCP
8 16 (1.48%) MCPD
9 6 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.37%) HND
11 3 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.28%) CITP
11 3 (0.28%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.19%) PhD
13 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (33.09%) QA
2 20 (1.85%) SLA
3 18 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.74%) IEC 61508
4 8 (0.74%) IEC 62304
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.093%) MISRA
6 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.093%) TickIT
System Software
1 54 (5.00%) Docker
2 18 (1.67%) Firmware
3 13 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.093%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 87 (8.06%) Puppet
2 46 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
4 37 (3.43%) Ansible
5 12 (1.11%) Salt
6 11 (1.02%) SCVMM
7 8 (0.74%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.46%) Kubernetes
8 5 (0.46%) Marathon
8 5 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.46%) SCCM
8 5 (0.46%) SCOM
9 3 (0.28%) Terraform
10 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.093%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.093%) Nessus
11 1 (0.093%) Nmap
11 1 (0.093%) systemd
Vendors
1 141 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.65%) Oracle
3 42 (3.89%) Google
4 28 (2.59%) Pega
5 25 (2.32%) HP
6 21 (1.95%) EMC
7 17 (1.58%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.20%) VMware
9 12 (1.11%) BMC
9 12 (1.11%) IBM
10 10 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
12 8 (0.74%) Citrix
12 8 (0.74%) Cognizant
12 8 (0.74%) Twitter
13 5 (0.46%) McAfee
13 5 (0.46%) Symantec
13 5 (0.46%) webMethods
13 5 (0.46%) Zoomdata