Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 1,079 948 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.06% 5.81% 5.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.98% 6.48% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 899 829 800
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £52,550
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 13,522 14,620 15,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 88.51% 89.63% 88.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10,831 11,533 12,888
Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +10 563 £40,000 -5.88% 77
East Midlands +11 514 £41,500 +3.75% 82
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 650 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (39.94%) Selenium
3 421 (39.02%) Java
4 357 (33.09%) QA
5 346 (32.07%) C#
6 277 (25.67%) SQL
7 236 (21.87%) .NET
8 231 (21.41%) JavaScript
9 228 (21.13%) Cucumber
10 217 (20.11%) Scrum
11 208 (19.28%) TDD
12 204 (18.91%) Jenkins
13 202 (18.72%) Web Services
14 200 (18.54%) Finance
15 192 (17.79%) Manual Testing
16 177 (16.40%) BDD
17 170 (15.76%) Git (software)
18 160 (14.83%) Test Scripting
19 154 (14.27%) Software Testing
19 154 (14.27%) WebDriver
20 152 (14.09%) SDLC
20 152 (14.09%) HTML
21 151 (13.99%) JIRA
22 142 (13.16%) Software Engineering
23 134 (12.42%) OO
23 134 (12.42%) Degree
24 132 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (12.23%) Microsoft
24 132 (12.23%) ISEB
25 130 (12.05%) Unit Testing

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 36 (3.34%) JBoss
2 29 (2.69%) Confluence
3 22 (2.04%) NServiceBus
4 18 (1.67%) Sitefinity
5 16 (1.48%) IIS
6 14 (1.30%) CMS
7 13 (1.20%) MQSeries
8 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.93%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.65%) Apache
13 5 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.19%) Documentum
15 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.19%) nginx
15 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.093%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.48%) Chatbot
3 10 (0.93%) Simulink
4 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.19%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.19%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.093%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.093%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.093%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 120 (11.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.22%) GitHub
4 16 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.20%) SaaS
7 12 (1.11%) npm
8 8 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.37%) Bluemix
9 4 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.28%) PaaS
10 3 (0.28%) Serverless
10 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.093%) Google Play
12 1 (0.093%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.11%) HTTP
2 11 (1.02%) Internet
3 9 (0.83%) NetScaler
4 7 (0.65%) SMS
5 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.37%) ATM
7 3 (0.28%) 4G
7 3 (0.28%) 5G
7 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.19%) DNS
8 2 (0.19%) Firewall
8 2 (0.19%) FlexRay
8 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) SNMP
8 2 (0.19%) SSH
9 1 (0.093%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.093%) GPRS
9 1 (0.093%) GSM
9 1 (0.093%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.093%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.21%) NoSQL
3 50 (4.63%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.80%) MySQL
5 25 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.11%) Data Mining
6 12 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.74%) SSDT
8 6 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.56%) BigQuery
8 6 (0.56%) Bigtable
8 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.56%) SQLite
9 5 (0.46%) DB2
10 4 (0.37%) Big Data
10 4 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 431 (39.94%) Selenium
2 228 (21.13%) Cucumber
3 204 (18.91%) Jenkins
4 170 (15.76%) Git (software)
5 154 (14.27%) WebDriver
6 151 (13.99%) JIRA
7 104 (9.64%) SoapUI
8 103 (9.55%) JMeter
9 77 (7.14%) JUnit
10 74 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (4.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 48 (4.45%) Visual Studio
12 44 (4.08%) Subversion
13 38 (3.52%) SpecFlow
14 34 (3.15%) HP UFT
15 33 (3.06%) TeamCity
16 30 (2.78%) NUnit
17 28 (2.59%) Maven
18 26 (2.41%) Appium
19 24 (2.22%) Calabash
General
1 200 (18.54%) Finance
2 68 (6.30%) Retail
3 51 (4.73%) Banking
4 24 (2.22%) Electronics
5 23 (2.13%) Marketing
6 19 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.67%) Games
8 16 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.39%) Back Office
10 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.56%) Advertising
11 6 (0.56%) Automotive
12 4 (0.37%) Legal
13 3 (0.28%) Military
14 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 249 (23.08%) Developer
2 203 (18.81%) Analyst
3 174 (16.13%) Tester
4 170 (15.76%) Test Analyst
5 137 (12.70%) Test Engineer
6 125 (11.58%) QA Engineer
7 111 (10.29%) Automation Tester
8 84 (7.78%) Software Engineer
9 74 (6.86%) Java Developer
10 73 (6.77%) Test Automation Engineer
11 64 (5.93%) QA Leader
12 58 (5.38%) Automation Test Analyst
13 54 (5.00%) Software Developer
14 50 (4.63%) Senior Developer
15 44 (4.08%) .NET Developer
15 44 (4.08%) QA Analyst
15 44 (4.08%) QA Automation Engineer
16 43 (3.99%) Test Leader
17 42 (3.89%) QA Tester
18 40 (3.71%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (21.87%) .NET
2 202 (18.72%) Web Services
3 152 (14.09%) HTML
4 122 (11.31%) CSS
5 101 (9.36%) HTML5
6 91 (8.43%) SOAP
7 88 (8.16%) XML
8 73 (6.77%) RESTful
9 72 (6.67%) ASP.NET
10 71 (6.58%) Node.js
11 68 (6.30%) Gherkin
12 65 (6.02%) REST
13 64 (5.93%) JSON
14 51 (4.73%) jQuery
15 45 (4.17%) Spring
16 44 (4.08%) .NET Framework
16 44 (4.08%) React
17 42 (3.89%) Hibernate
18 40 (3.71%) AngularJS
19 33 (3.06%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 69 (6.39%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.52%) User Experience
5 24 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 21 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 17 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.02%) Replication
11 10 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.83%) Fintech
12 9 (0.83%) Robotics
13 8 (0.74%) Clustering
13 8 (0.74%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.65%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.56%) Social Media
16 5 (0.46%) Digital Media
16 5 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.46%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 115 (10.66%) Windows
2 108 (10.01%) Linux
3 47 (4.36%) Android
4 40 (3.71%) Unix
5 29 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.30%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.093%) CentOS
11 1 (0.093%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (20.11%) Scrum
3 208 (19.28%) TDD
4 192 (17.79%) Manual Testing
5 177 (16.40%) BDD
6 160 (14.83%) Test Scripting
7 154 (14.27%) Software Testing
8 152 (14.09%) SDLC
9 142 (13.16%) Software Engineering
10 134 (12.42%) OO
11 132 (12.23%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (12.05%) Unit Testing
13 114 (10.57%) MVC
14 113 (10.47%) Test Strategy
15 104 (9.64%) Mentoring
16 98 (9.08%) DevOps
17 94 (8.71%) Regression Testing
18 78 (7.23%) Test Management
19 75 (6.95%) Defect Management
20 74 (6.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 421 (39.02%) Java
2 346 (32.07%) C#
3 277 (25.67%) SQL
4 231 (21.41%) JavaScript
5 114 (10.57%) Python
6 71 (6.58%) Ruby
7 68 (6.30%) C++
8 66 (6.12%) PHP
9 53 (4.91%) PowerShell
10 37 (3.43%) Perl
11 35 (3.24%) C
12 24 (2.22%) VB.NET
13 21 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.85%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.85%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.48%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.48%) Groovy
16 15 (1.39%) Scala
17 14 (1.30%) ES6
18 11 (1.02%) RPG
Qualifications
1 134 (12.42%) Degree
2 132 (12.23%) ISEB
3 124 (11.49%) ISTQB
4 46 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.22%) MCP
6 24 (2.22%) MCPD
7 20 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.76%) Security Cleared
9 17 (1.58%) SC Cleared
10 8 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.19%) CITP
12 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.093%) HND
13 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (33.09%) QA
2 8 (0.74%) IEC 61508
2 8 (0.74%) IEC 62304
3 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) SEPA
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) TickIT
5 1 (0.093%) GCP
5 1 (0.093%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.093%) JTAG
5 1 (0.093%) MISRA
5 1 (0.093%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (7.78%) Docker
2 15 (1.39%) Firmware
3 9 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (7.32%) Puppet
2 68 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (3.80%) Ansible
4 39 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 12 (1.11%) Terraform
7 11 (1.02%) Marathon
8 8 (0.74%) Nagios
8 8 (0.74%) Salt
9 7 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.46%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.28%) SCCM
11 3 (0.28%) SCOM
12 2 (0.19%) Kibana
12 2 (0.19%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.093%) collectd
13 1 (0.093%) logstash
13 1 (0.093%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.093%) systemd
Vendors
1 132 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 85 (7.88%) Oracle
3 51 (4.73%) Google
4 30 (2.78%) HP
5 13 (1.20%) IBM
5 13 (1.20%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.11%) Twitter
7 11 (1.02%) Capita
7 11 (1.02%) webMethods
8 10 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 10 (0.93%) VMware
9 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.65%) BMC
11 6 (0.56%) SAP
12 5 (0.46%) Apple
12 5 (0.46%) Misys
12 5 (0.46%) Pega
13 4 (0.37%) Citrix
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.37%) Reuters