Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Automated Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Automation 643 730 1,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.23% 6.05% 7.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.79% 6.56% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 545 589 881
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,700 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%

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 9,469 11,131 13,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.74% 92.28% 91.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7,818 8,237 11,075
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £65,140
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2020. 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 +7 363 £45,000 +5.88% 72
East Midlands -1 273 £45,000 +9.76% 79
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 368 (57.23%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (35.93%) C#
3 214 (33.28%) QA
4 195 (30.33%) Selenium
5 194 (30.17%) SQL
6 179 (27.84%) Scrum
7 173 (26.91%) Java
7 173 (26.91%) JavaScript
8 140 (21.77%) SDLC
9 131 (20.37%) Python
10 126 (19.60%) .NET
11 124 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
12 122 (18.97%) Azure
13 120 (18.66%) DevOps
14 112 (17.42%) CSS
15 110 (17.11%) Git (software)
16 105 (16.33%) Test Scripting
17 102 (15.86%) ISTQB
17 102 (15.86%) JIRA
18 98 (15.24%) Regression Testing
18 98 (15.24%) TDD
19 97 (15.09%) HTML
19 97 (15.09%) Manual Testing
20 96 (14.93%) Jenkins
21 92 (14.31%) Microsoft
22 90 (14.00%) BDD
23 89 (13.84%) Finance
24 88 (13.69%) Software Engineering
25 85 (13.22%) AWS
26 83 (12.91%) Web Services

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 48 (7.47%) Confluence
2 12 (1.87%) NServiceBus
3 11 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.40%) SAS
5 5 (0.78%) CMS
6 4 (0.62%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.16%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.16%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.97%) Azure
2 85 (13.22%) AWS
3 34 (5.29%) GCP
4 23 (3.58%) GitHub
5 10 (1.56%) Serverless
6 9 (1.40%) SaaS
7 7 (1.09%) Slack
8 6 (0.93%) BrowserStack
8 6 (0.93%) Heroku
8 6 (0.93%) PaaS
9 5 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.62%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.47%) Apigee
11 3 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon Cognito
12 2 (0.31%) AWS CodeBuild
12 2 (0.31%) IaaS
12 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.56%) PuTTY
2 8 (1.24%) Softphone
3 7 (1.09%) SNMP
4 5 (0.78%) Skype
5 4 (0.62%) 802.11
5 4 (0.62%) GoToMeeting
5 4 (0.62%) HTTP
5 4 (0.62%) Internet
5 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.62%) VoIP
5 4 (0.62%) VPN
6 3 (0.47%) Extranet
6 3 (0.47%) Intranet
6 3 (0.47%) RS-485
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) SMS
8 1 (0.16%) DSL
8 1 (0.16%) RS-232
8 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.91%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (5.75%) Big Data
3 37 (5.75%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 24 (3.73%) MySQL
6 24 (3.73%) NoSQL
6 24 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 24 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 23 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.49%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.56%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.56%) SQLPlus
11 9 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.40%) BusinessObjects XI
11 9 (1.40%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 195 (30.33%) Selenium
2 110 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 102 (15.86%) JIRA
4 96 (14.93%) Jenkins
5 80 (12.44%) Cucumber
6 66 (10.26%) SoapUI
7 44 (6.84%) Postman
8 43 (6.69%) WebDriver
9 34 (5.29%) JMeter
10 33 (5.13%) Visual Studio
11 26 (4.04%) Bitbucket
12 25 (3.89%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (3.73%) HP UFT
13 24 (3.73%) JUnit
14 18 (2.80%) Subversion
15 17 (2.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (2.64%) SpecFlow
16 16 (2.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
17 14 (2.18%) Maven
General
1 89 (13.84%) Finance
2 27 (4.20%) Retail
3 25 (3.89%) Banking
4 21 (3.27%) Games
4 21 (3.27%) Public Sector
5 15 (2.33%) Electronics
6 11 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.40%) Automotive
8 8 (1.24%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.93%) Military
10 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.62%) Advertising
12 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Local Government
12 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (23.17%) Developer
2 108 (16.80%) Tester
3 83 (12.91%) Analyst
4 68 (10.58%) Test Analyst
5 59 (9.18%) QA Engineer
5 59 (9.18%) Test Engineer
6 52 (8.09%) Software Engineer
7 47 (7.31%) Automation Tester
8 36 (5.60%) QA Tester
9 35 (5.44%) Automation Test Analyst
10 33 (5.13%) Senior Developer
11 29 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 28 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
12 28 (4.35%) Software Developer
13 27 (4.20%) Test Automation Engineer
14 26 (4.04%) Architect
15 24 (3.73%) Applications Developer
15 24 (3.73%) Test Manager
16 23 (3.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (19.60%) .NET
2 112 (17.42%) CSS
3 97 (15.09%) HTML
4 83 (12.91%) Web Services
5 67 (10.42%) REST
6 58 (9.02%) XML
7 52 (8.09%) RESTful
8 45 (7.00%) jQuery
9 41 (6.38%) ASP.NET
10 35 (5.44%) WCF
11 34 (5.29%) AngularJS
11 34 (5.29%) Middleware
11 34 (5.29%) Node.js
12 32 (4.98%) Ajax
13 30 (4.67%) Gherkin
14 28 (4.35%) SOAP
15 27 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (3.42%) .NET Framework
17 21 (3.27%) Spring
18 20 (3.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (7.00%) User Experience
4 43 (6.69%) Mobile App
5 31 (4.82%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (2.02%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.87%) Infotainment
10 11 (1.71%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
12 9 (1.40%) Life Science
13 8 (1.24%) Handset
14 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.09%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.93%) Cloud Native
15 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
16 4 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
16 4 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 73 (11.35%) Linux
2 29 (4.51%) Unix
3 27 (4.20%) Windows
4 20 (3.11%) Kali Linux
5 10 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.47%) Android
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (57.23%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (27.84%) Scrum
3 140 (21.77%) SDLC
4 124 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
5 120 (18.66%) DevOps
6 105 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 98 (15.24%) Regression Testing
7 98 (15.24%) TDD
8 97 (15.09%) Manual Testing
9 90 (14.00%) BDD
10 88 (13.69%) Software Engineering
11 80 (12.44%) Software Testing
12 68 (10.58%) Performance Testing
13 66 (10.26%) Test Strategy
14 64 (9.95%) API Testing
15 59 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
16 58 (9.02%) Functional Testing
17 57 (8.86%) User Stories
18 56 (8.71%) Mentoring
19 53 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 231 (35.93%) C#
2 194 (30.17%) SQL
3 173 (26.91%) Java
3 173 (26.91%) JavaScript
4 131 (20.37%) Python
5 39 (6.07%) C++
6 34 (5.29%) PHP
7 28 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.89%) Ruby
9 24 (3.73%) Bash Shell
10 23 (3.58%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.58%) VBScript
11 22 (3.42%) C
12 21 (3.27%) Scala
13 16 (2.49%) T-SQL
14 15 (2.33%) Perl
15 10 (1.56%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.40%) Java 8
16 9 (1.40%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 102 (15.86%) ISTQB
2 73 (11.35%) ISEB
3 69 (10.73%) Degree
4 50 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (6.53%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.11%) CHECK Team Leader
7 20 (3.11%) CHECK Team Member
7 20 (3.11%) CREST Certified
7 20 (3.11%) OSCP
7 20 (3.11%) Tigerscheme
8 16 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (0.93%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.78%) HND
11 4 (0.62%) Cyber Scheme
11 4 (0.62%) GPEN
11 4 (0.62%) GWAPT
11 4 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.62%) OSCE
11 4 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (33.28%) QA
2 19 (2.95%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.09%) GDPR
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.31%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) MISRA
5 2 (0.31%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) NCSC
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (7.31%) Docker
2 13 (2.02%) Firmware
3 7 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.78%) vSphere
5 4 (0.62%) HDFS
6 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (6.69%) Ansible
2 37 (5.75%) Terraform
3 29 (4.51%) Puppet
4 22 (3.42%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.87%) HP ALM
6 10 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.24%) Packer
8 7 (1.09%) Oozie
9 6 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.62%) Nessus
10 4 (0.62%) Nmap
11 1 (0.16%) Grafana
11 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 92 (14.31%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.22%) Oracle
3 28 (4.35%) Google
4 16 (2.49%) HP
5 13 (2.02%) CA
6 11 (1.71%) Ab Initio
6 11 (1.71%) Alibaba
6 11 (1.71%) Informatica
7 10 (1.56%) Cognos
8 9 (1.40%) Delphix
8 9 (1.40%) IBM
8 9 (1.40%) Netezza
9 8 (1.24%) SAP
10 7 (1.09%) VMware
11 5 (0.78%) AppDynamics
11 5 (0.78%) New Relic
11 5 (0.78%) Splunk
11 5 (0.78%) Spotify
12 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.47%) Xamarin