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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / Midlands
Rank - 22 27
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 0.91% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.08% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Median salary - £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 24 93 105
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 92.31% 84.55% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16 80 67
Median salary £60,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% +31.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands citing Test Automation as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) WATIR
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Sahi
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) C#

Test Automation
Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 5 (100.00%) Sahi
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WATIR
2 4 (80.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (80.00%) QA Automation Tester
1 4 (80.00%) QA Tester
1 4 (80.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) QA Automation
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA