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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 17 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 54 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 668 454 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.56% 4.73% 5.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.78% 5.09% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 375 302 203
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,500 £37,500 £34,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,102 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 11,564 8,926 4,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 96.17% 92.99% 93.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7,274 6,595 3,720
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £78,000 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands +11 448 £52,500 +5.00% 48
East Midlands +4 220 £45,000 - 29
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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.

1 429 (64.22%) Agile
2 237 (35.48%) Software Testing
3 231 (34.58%) Python
4 212 (31.74%) Social Skills
5 197 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
6 196 (29.34%) Java
7 170 (25.45%) SQL
8 168 (25.15%) Software Engineering
9 163 (24.40%) Automotive
9 163 (24.40%) QA
10 161 (24.10%) Degree
11 155 (23.20%) C#
12 148 (22.16%) DevOps
12 148 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
13 146 (21.86%) Azure
14 141 (21.11%) JavaScript
15 136 (20.36%) .NET
16 132 (19.76%) Microsoft
16 132 (19.76%) Validation
16 132 (19.76%) Continuous Integration
17 128 (19.16%) AWS
18 122 (18.26%) JIRA
19 120 (17.96%) Scrum
20 118 (17.66%) Test Strategy
21 116 (17.37%) C
22 114 (17.07%) CI/CD
23 112 (16.77%) Finance
24 111 (16.62%) Regression Testing
25 107 (16.02%) Mentoring
26 104 (15.57%) ISTQB

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 42 (6.29%) Confluence
2 17 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.10%) JBoss
4 12 (1.80%) CMS
5 10 (1.50%) GlassFish
6 9 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.35%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.20%) IIS
8 3 (0.45%) NServiceBus
8 3 (0.45%) SAS
9 2 (0.30%) Appian
10 1 (0.15%) Apache
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (4.49%) Simulink
2 14 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 146 (21.86%) Azure
2 128 (19.16%) AWS
3 59 (8.83%) Azure DevOps
4 45 (6.74%) SaaS
5 38 (5.69%) GitHub
6 24 (3.59%) GCP
7 21 (3.14%) Serverless
8 18 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (2.54%) OpenShift
10 15 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (1.65%) Cloud Functions
12 10 (1.50%) GitHub Actions
13 9 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.35%) CloudBees
13 9 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (1.35%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.20%) Cloudflare
14 8 (1.20%) Firebase
15 6 (0.90%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.74%) Internet
2 15 (2.25%) FlexRay
3 13 (1.95%) 5G
3 13 (1.95%) HTTP
3 13 (1.95%) SD-WAN
3 13 (1.95%) WAN
4 12 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.65%) DNS
5 11 (1.65%) SMTP
6 8 (1.20%) Firewall
7 5 (0.75%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.60%) FTP
9 3 (0.45%) Broadband
10 2 (0.30%) DAB
11 1 (0.15%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 42 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (4.94%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.04%) MySQL
6 15 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.35%) Flink
9 7 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.05%) Big Data
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.90%) Power BI
11 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.60%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.60%) DB2
12 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.60%) Redis
13 3 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 122 (18.26%) JIRA
2 92 (13.77%) Selenium
3 90 (13.47%) Git (software)
4 68 (10.18%) Jenkins
5 66 (9.88%) Polyspace
6 49 (7.34%) Postman
7 47 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
7 47 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
8 34 (5.09%) Cucumber
9 32 (4.79%) GitLab
10 30 (4.49%) JMeter
11 29 (4.34%) Artifactory
11 29 (4.34%) Cypress.io
12 27 (4.04%) Subversion
13 25 (3.74%) Visual Studio
14 20 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (2.99%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.99%) Gerrit
15 18 (2.69%) Maven
15 18 (2.69%) Ranorex
General
1 212 (31.74%) Social Skills
2 163 (24.40%) Automotive
3 148 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (16.77%) Finance
5 45 (6.74%) Manufacturing
6 38 (5.69%) Law
7 33 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
8 30 (4.49%) Public Sector
9 27 (4.04%) Retail
10 21 (3.14%) Electronics
11 19 (2.84%) Influencing Skills
12 17 (2.54%) Aerospace
12 17 (2.54%) Telecoms
13 14 (2.10%) Legal
14 10 (1.50%) Marketing
15 9 (1.35%) Advertising
15 9 (1.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
16 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
16 7 (1.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 126 (18.86%) Developer
2 74 (11.08%) Test Engineer
3 62 (9.28%) Analyst
4 56 (8.38%) Integration Engineer
5 54 (8.08%) Test Analyst
5 54 (8.08%) Tester
6 45 (6.74%) Software Engineer
6 45 (6.74%) Software Integration Engineer
7 42 (6.29%) Software Developer
8 38 (5.69%) Graduate
9 35 (5.24%) Test Leader
10 28 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (3.89%) Software Tester
12 25 (3.74%) Software Test Engineer
12 25 (3.74%) Test Automation Engineer
13 24 (3.59%) QA Engineer
14 23 (3.44%) Senior Developer
15 22 (3.29%) Java Developer
16 20 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
17 19 (2.84%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (20.36%) .NET
2 63 (9.43%) React
3 60 (8.98%) RESTful
4 52 (7.78%) AngularJS
5 48 (7.19%) REST
6 46 (6.89%) Node.js
7 39 (5.84%) ASP.NET
7 39 (5.84%) Web Services
8 38 (5.69%) HTML
9 29 (4.34%) XML
10 25 (3.74%) Spring
11 24 (3.59%) .NET Framework
11 24 (3.59%) CSS
12 21 (3.14%) .NET Core
13 19 (2.84%) JSON
14 18 (2.69%) Spring Boot
15 16 (2.40%) Java EE
15 16 (2.40%) Kafka
15 16 (2.40%) SOAP
16 15 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.24%) Driving Licence
2 31 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (4.19%) User Experience
4 25 (3.74%) Cloud Native
5 24 (3.59%) Mobile App
6 22 (3.29%) Tandem
7 21 (3.14%) Life Science
8 19 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (2.40%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (2.25%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.65%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.35%) Satnav
13 7 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.90%) Derivative
14 6 (0.90%) Replication
14 6 (0.90%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.75%) Blog
15 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 61 (9.13%) Linux
2 41 (6.14%) Windows
3 40 (5.99%) Unix
4 20 (2.99%) Android
4 20 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.40%) AIX
6 13 (1.95%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.30%) MVS
8 2 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (64.22%) Agile
2 237 (35.48%) Software Testing
3 197 (29.49%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (25.15%) Software Engineering
5 148 (22.16%) DevOps
6 132 (19.76%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (19.76%) Validation
7 120 (17.96%) Scrum
8 118 (17.66%) Test Strategy
9 114 (17.07%) CI/CD
10 111 (16.62%) Regression Testing
11 107 (16.02%) Mentoring
12 91 (13.62%) Microservices
12 91 (13.62%) TDD
13 86 (12.87%) Manual Testing
14 85 (12.72%) SDLC
15 84 (12.57%) Project Management
16 83 (12.43%) Software Delivery
17 80 (11.98%) BDD
18 75 (11.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 231 (34.58%) Python
2 196 (29.34%) Java
3 170 (25.45%) SQL
4 155 (23.20%) C#
5 141 (21.11%) JavaScript
6 116 (17.37%) C
7 80 (11.98%) C++
8 68 (10.18%) MATLAB
9 46 (6.89%) TypeScript
10 35 (5.24%) PowerShell
11 30 (4.49%) VB.NET
12 21 (3.14%) PHP
12 21 (3.14%) PL/SQL
13 18 (2.69%) Ruby
14 15 (2.25%) Perl
15 13 (1.95%) Go
15 13 (1.95%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.65%) Shell Script
17 9 (1.35%) VBA
18 8 (1.20%) Bash
Qualifications
1 161 (24.10%) Degree
2 104 (15.57%) ISTQB
3 51 (7.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 37 (5.54%) Security Cleared
5 32 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.44%) ISEB
7 19 (2.84%) Numerate Degree
8 16 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.50%) AWS Certification
10 9 (1.35%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
10 9 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 9 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 6 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.75%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
13 4 (0.60%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.45%) Azure Certification
14 3 (0.45%) HNC
14 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (24.40%) QA
2 66 (9.88%) Automotive SPICE
2 66 (9.88%) MISRA
3 20 (2.99%) AUTOSAR
4 15 (2.25%) Accessibility
4 15 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.05%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.30%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) JTAG
8 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 59 (8.83%) Docker
2 6 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.30%) Firmware
3 2 (0.30%) HDFS
3 2 (0.30%) IAG
3 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 61 (9.13%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.10%) Ansible
4 13 (1.95%) Terraform
5 5 (0.75%) Grafana
5 5 (0.75%) Puppet
6 2 (0.30%) Istio
7 1 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) Packer
Vendors
1 132 (19.76%) Microsoft
2 60 (8.98%) IBM
3 47 (7.04%) Oracle
4 28 (4.19%) Google
5 18 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.10%) Blue Prism
7 11 (1.65%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.35%) Rackspace
8 9 (1.35%) UiPath
9 8 (1.20%) AppDynamics
9 8 (1.20%) Automation Anywhere
9 8 (1.20%) New Relic
10 6 (0.90%) Splunk
11 5 (0.75%) Databricks
11 5 (0.75%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.60%) PagerDuty
12 4 (0.60%) SAP
13 3 (0.45%) BT
13 3 (0.45%) Informatica
14 2 (0.30%) VMware